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Policy Committee 13-MAR-2017

13 March 2017 at 6:30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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Agenda

ITEMDESCRIPTIONWARDS AFFECTEDREPORT
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS  
2.ABBATOIRS ROAD
Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services
ABBEY 
3.HOMES FOR READING: MOBILISATION, FUNDING AND BUSINESS PLAN
Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services and Director of Finance 
BOROUGHWIDE 
 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION  
4.CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS  
5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
6.MINUTES
To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 13 February 2017.
 pdf icon Minutes [59kb]
7.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 7 [52kb]
8.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
9.DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES: BUDGET AND COMMISSIONING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a summary of consultation responses to proposals to re-balance investment in Domestic Abuse services by increasing funding for non-accommodation based services and reducing funding for refuge services, in line with benchmarking information, and seeks approval to implement the proposals and award new contracts for the services.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [450kb]
10.

HOMES FOR READING: MOBILISATION, FUNDING AND BUSINESS PLAN

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services and Director of Finance

This report asks the Committee, acting as shareholder of Homes for Reading, to approve: a revised Shareholder Agreement, revised Memorandum and Articles of Association, Business Plan, the appointment of Non-Executive Directors and remuneration. 

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [355kb]
11.

ACCOMMODATION RATIONALISATION REVIEW - THAMESBRIDGE HOUSE

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a proposal for improvements to Thamesbridge House, which will allow for the relocation of New Directions provision and future release of the Caversham Centre for disposal.

CAVERSHAM & WHITLEYpdf icon Item 11 [585kb]
12.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS - FEE INCREASE

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval to accept a Government proposal to increase planning fees by 20% from July 2017 if the receiving Council commits to invest the additional income in their planning services.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [146kb]
13.

BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES - STRONGER TOGETHER PARTNERSHIP (WEST OF BERKSHIRE UNITARY AUTHORITIES)

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

This report informs the Committee of an application to deliver a Big Lottery-funded £1.3 million Building Better Opportunities project across the West of Berkshire through a proposed 'Stronger Together Partnership'.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [39kb]
14.

CONTRACT AWARD - MEASURED TERM CONTRACTS FOR WORKS TO COUNCIL HOUSING STOCK

Councillor Davies / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

The report seeks approval for the award of 'measured term' contracts for the provision of various works and materials relating to the repair and maintenance of the Council's Housing Stock.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [38kb]
15.

BUDGET MONITORING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance

This report set out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of January 2017.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [88kb]

 

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