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Policy Committee 16-JAN-2017

16 January 2017 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 [69kb]

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Agenda

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN CLOSED SESSION

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

"That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act"

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

  
2.

READING HALF MARATHON LICENCE

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
3.

READING TRANSPORT LIMITED - REPORT TO SHAREHOLDER 

Councillor Page / Director of Resources - Reading Transport Ltd

BOROUGHWIDE 
4.

BUDGET 2017-20: PROPOSAL IN RELATION TO A COUNCIL ASSET 

Councillor Lovelock / Strategic Finance Director & Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION

5.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

  
6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
7.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 5 December 2016.

 pdf icon Item 7 [57kb]
8.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 8 [63kb]
9.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  
10.

NEW THEATRE - RESULTS OF THE PRELIMINARY MARKET CONSULTATION

Councillor Gittings / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report summarises the feedback obtained from a Preliminary Market Consultation under the Procurement Regulations as the initial stage of a process to secure a development partner for the delivery of a new theatre in Reading.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [124kb]
11.

SYRIAN VULNERABLE PERSON'S RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME INTEGRATION AND SUPPORT PROVISION 2017 - 2021

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report proposes that the Council continue to participate in the Government's Syrian Vulnerable Person's Resettlement programme and seeks approval to award a case work support and integration contract for the programme.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [130kb]
12.

RESIDENTS PARKING SCHEME - RECOMMENDATIONS FROM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE 

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

To receive recommendations from the 12 January 2017 meeting of the Traffic Management Sub-Committee, regarding the residents parking scheme. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [153kb]
13.

READING TRANSPORT LIMITED - REPORT TO SHAREHOLDER

Councillor Page / Director of Resources - Reading Transport Ltd

This report provides an operational update for the Council on the activities of Reading Transport Ltd during 2015/16.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [29kb]
14.

NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK ROUTE 422 - SPEND APPROVAL 

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks spend approval for the new National Cycle Network route (NCN 422) Phase 1 works programme along Bath Road, funded through the LEP Growth Deal.

SOUTHCOTE / NORCOT / MINSTERpdf icon Item 14 [33kb]
15.

DEPUTIES SERVICE

Councillor Eden / Director of Adult Care and Health Services

This report presents the findings of a consultation and Equality Impact Assessment for a revised Deputy's Office policy, and sets out the rationale for adopting the revised policy.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [475kb]
16.

BUDGET 2017-18: 
- APPROVAL OF COUNCIL TAX BASE, NNDR1 ESTIMATE & ESTIMATED COLLECTION FUND SURPLUS 
- APPROVAL OF THE LOCAL COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME 2017/18 AND REMOVAL OF EMPTY AND SECOND HOME COUNCIL TAX DISCOUNTS

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance

This report asks the Committee to recommend to Council the approval of the council tax support scheme, the estimated Council Tax collection rate, Council Tax base for 2017/18, and NNDR1 form.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [183kb]
17.

BUDGET MONITORING 2016/17

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Director of Finance

This report sets out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of November 2016.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 17 [88kb]

 

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