Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee 16-NOV-2016

16 November 2016 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Amy Bryan. Contact committee services

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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [101kb]

pdf icon All papers [1Mb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration.

  
2. MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE HOUSING, NEIGHBOURHOODS AND LEISURE COMMITTEE HELD ON 5 JULY 2016 pdf icon Item 2 [73kb]
3. 

MINUTES OF OTHER BODIES

Community Safety Partnership - 22 September 2016

 pdf icon Item 3 [58kb]
4.

PETITIONS

Petitions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been received by Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

  
5.

QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND COUNCILLORS

Questions submitted pursuant to Standing Order 36 in relation to matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been submitted in writing and received by the Head of Legal & Democratic Services no later than four clear working days before the meeting.

 pdf icon Item 5 [18kb]
6.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

To consider any requests received by the Monitoring Officer pursuant to Standing Order 42, for consideration of matters falling within the Committee's Powers & Duties which have been the subject of Decision Book reports.

  
7.

RIVERMEAD SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

To receive a presentation from GLL updating the Committee on service and developments at Rivermead Leisure Centre.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 7 [2Mb]
8.

CULTURE AND HERITAGE IN READING

This report provides an update on the range of culture and heritage projects and initiatives underway in Reading as Reading's Year of Culture 2016 enters its final two months.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 8 [551kb]
9.

WASTE MINIMISATION STRATEGY UPDATE

This report provides an update on the progress achieved in the first half of year 2 of the Waste Minimisation Strategy 2015 - 2020 Action Plan.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [384kb]
10.PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR CHARTER - UPDATE ON PROGRESS

This report updates the Committee on the progress made in delivering the Private Rented Sector (PRS) Charter action points.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [368kb]
11.HOUSING REGISTER - RE-REGISTRATION EXERCISE

This report sets out the results of the Housing Register re-registration exercise, which the Council conducted for applicants on the Housing Register in preparation for the introduction of a new housing allocations IT system.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [40kb]
12.HOMELESSNESS: UPDATE ON DEMAND PRESSURES AND ACTIONS TO MITIGATE

This report sets out the pressures facing the local housing authority and the approach to helping those with housing needs. The report also provides an update on the work carried out to manage the homelessness crisis and proposes future activity to help prevent and address arising need.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [77kb]
13.MEETING HOUSING NEED FOR HOUSEHOLDS AFFECTED BY THE BENEFIT CAP

This report considers the impact of the further reduction of the cap to the amount of benefits paid to non-working households in Reading and provides options for responding to these changes and helping households affected.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [70kb]

 

 

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