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EOSC - 20 March 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 20 March 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 31 January 2012 (previously circulated).
005NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 18
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.
008SERCO 3 QUARTER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PERFORMANCE 2011/12

Report from the Contract Manager on performance against agreed targets.
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009PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to provide the Committee with details of the targets and out turns for the suite of Performance Indicators.
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010OPEN SPACE STRATEGY UPDATE

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) the Open Space Strategy 2010-20 has an Action Plan and the report on the progress against the second year's target is attached (Appendix to follow).
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011COMMITTEE 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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012RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

At its meeting on 6 March 2012 the Cabinet approved the recommendations made by the Committee to adopt the Adopt-A-Road Community Scheme and the Bench Policy.
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013SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
014CONSIDERATION 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).
015COMMITTEE 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.
016RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
017COUNCILLOR 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.
018SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
019EXCLUSION 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 21 (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.
020PART II - Private and Confidential Items
021ANY 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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