Policy Committee 31-OCT-2016

31 October 2016 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill. Contact committee services

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pdf icon Agenda [75kb]

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Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEM  
2.

LAND AT RICHFIELD AVENUE

Councillors Gittings, Jones & Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

ABBEY 
 Items for consideration in public session  
3.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration in public session.

  
5.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 26 September 2016.

 pdf icon Item 5 [63kb]
6.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.

 pdf icon Item 6 [98kb]
7.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
8.

CHIEF CONSTABLE AND POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER PRESENTATIONS

To receive presentations from Francis Habgood, Thames Valley Police Chief Constable, and Anthony Stansfeld, Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner.

Boroughwide 
9.

NEW COUNCIL HOMES SPEND APPROVAL - CONWY CLOSE

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks spend approval for the proposed development of new council homes at Conwy Close, sets out the proposed procurement approach, and seeks approval to enter into a contract with a preferred bidder.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 9 [76kb]
10.

CONTRACT AWARD - CLEANING AND CLEARING OF VOID PROPERTIES

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval for the award of the Voids Cleaning Contract following a competitive tendering exercise.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 10 [29kb]
11.

REVIEW OF LEISURE FACILITIES AND FUTURE PROVISION

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on progress with a procurement process to seek external support and investment to secure the improvement of the Borough's leisure facilities and on the facilities to be provided.  The report also includes an update on related issues including delivery of a demountable pool at Rivermead.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 11 [13Mb]
12.

MID-YEAR REVIEW OF FEES AND CHARGES

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out the results of a mid-year review of fees and charges and seeks approval for proposals to change or maintain service fees and charges as outlined in Appendix 1 to the report.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 12 [92kb]
13.

PROPOSED CHANGES: LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME AND REMOVAL OF COUNCIL TAX DISCOUNT FOR PROPERTIES UNDERGOING MAJOR WORKS

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report sets out a range of options to make amendments to the local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2017/18 and proposes the removal of the council tax discount awarded on empty properties undergoing major works from April 2017.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 13 [272kb]
14.

JOINT MINERALS AND WASTE LOCAL PLAN - JOINT WORKING ARRANGEMENTS  

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out arrangements for the preparation of a statutory Minerals and Waste Local Plan for the Central and Eastern Berkshire area covering Windsor and Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham and Reading.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 14 [103kb]
15.

CHANGE OF SUB-COMMITTEE NAME

Councillor Lovelock / Monitoring Officer

This report sets out a proposal to change the name of 'The Heights Free School Sub-Committee' to 'The Mapledurham Playing Field Trustees Sub-Committee'.

Mapledurhampdf icon Item 15 [35kb]
16.

DELEGATIONS REGISTER - STRATEGIC FINANCE DIRECTOR (SECTION 151 OFFICER)

Councillor Lovelock / Monitoring Officer

This report seeks approval for changes to the Council's register of delegations and Constitution following the appointment of a Strategic Finance Director as Section 151 Officer.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 16 [33kb]
17.

HOMES FOR READING - BOARD AUTHORITY TO ALLOT SHARES

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report sets out arrangements for the initial capitalisation of Homes for Reading, prior to purchasing its first property, and seeks to authorise the board to allot shares.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 17 [23kb]
18.

BUDGET MONITORING 2016/17

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report set out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of August 2016.

Boroughwidepdf icon Item 18 [154kb]

 

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