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EOSC - 31 January 2012

A meeting of the Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 31 January 2012.

NumberItem
001SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
002SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
003APOLOGIES
004MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2011 (circulated separately).
005NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 22
006DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
007PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.
008ADOPT-A-ROAD IN THE COMMUNITY

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) outlining a proposal for a new Community Scheme.
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009NEW BENCH REGULATIONS

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) proposing the introduction of a Bench Policy.
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010ARRC UPDATE

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) on the current status of the Alternate Refuse and Recycling Collections Scheme.
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011REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S CONTAMINATED LAND STRATEGY

Report of the Director (Governance) requesting approval for publication of the 2012 Contaminated Land Strategy.
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012POLICY ON STREET TRADING

Report of the Director (Governance) recommending that the Policy on Street Trading is sent out for consultation.
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013POLICY ON SEX ESTABLISHMENTS

Report of the Director (Governance) providing Members with the results of the consultation.
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014COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2011/12

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee's overview work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place. Items which the Committee agrees it would like to consider will be scheduled into the work programme.
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015RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
016SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
017CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

(1) whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

(2) whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

The Administration and Opposition Groups each have the right within the Municipal Year to have one scrutiny topic referred to a Sub-Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be scrutinised, a scrutiny Sub-Committee should be appointed to carry out the specific piece of scrutiny work (paragraph 6.3 of the Procedure for the Operation of the Overview and Scrutiny Function).
018COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2011/12

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee's scrutiny work programme is attached to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place as appropriate.
019CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR REVIEW GROUPS

To consider any issues for review relating to areas covered by the Committee.

Where the Committee decides an issue should be reviewed a Review Group (ratio 3:2 with an Administration Chairman) should be appointed to review the specific item.
020RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
021COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.
022SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
023EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 25 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
024PART II - Private and Confidential Items
025ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN

Exempt reports are available to authorised persons only.

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