Policy Committee 10-APR-2017

10 April 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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Attachments

pdf icon Agenda [68kb]

pdf icon All papers [1010kb]

Agenda

Please Note - the Committee will first consider items in closed session. Members of the press and public will be asked to leave the Chamber.

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 AFFECTEDREPORTS
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS  
2. 

HOUSING BENEFITS/COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT  - RISK-BASED VERIFICATION POLICY CONTINUATION/REVIEW

Councillor Lovelock / Managing Director

BOROUGHWIDE 
3.

LAND AT ROSE KILN LANE

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
4.

ABATTOIRS ROAD

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

ABBEY 
5.

PROPERTY IN CENTRAL READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

KATESGROVE 
6.

ARTHUR HILL POOL - COMMUNITY RIGHT TO CHALLENGE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Councillor Gittings / Monitoring Officer & Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

PARK 
 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION  
7.CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS  
8.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

  
9.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 13 March 2017.

 pdf icon Minutes [62kb]
10.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 10 [49kb]
11.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
12.

ARTHUR HILL POOL - COMMUNITY RIGHT TO CHALLENGE - CONSIDERATION OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - NEWTOWN GLOBE GROUP

Councillor Gittings / Monitoring Officer & Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report presents to the Committee, for consideration and determination, a 'Community Right to Challenge' Expression of Interest to provide swimming services from Arthur Hill Pool.

PARKpdf icon Item 12 [420kb]
13.

COMMUNITY HUBS SPEND APPROVAL

Councillor Terry / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks spend approval for Community Hub projects at Battle Library, Southcote Community Centre and South Reading Youth and Community Centre, and also seeks approval for the subsequent disposal of Whitley Library and Southcote Library.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [59kb]
14.

PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET 2017/18

Councillor Hoskin / Director of Adult Care and Health Services

This report updates the Committee on progress with meeting the reduction in Public Health grant funding for 2017/18, and sets out the Equality Impact Assessments undertaken as part of the exercise to reduce spending.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [447kb]
15.

PROGRESS OF THE REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY

Councillor Gavin / Director of Children, Education and Early Help Services

This report gives an update on the status of the new Adopt Thames Valley Regional Adoption Agency and seeks authority to make the Council's financial contribution to the Agency.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [51kb]
16.

CONTRACT AWARD - CORPORATE RESPONSIVE REPAIRS

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval to award a contract for the delivery of responsive building repairs to corporate buildings and schools, following a competitive tendering exercise.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 16 [27kb]

 

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