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17 June 2010

A meeting of the Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 17 June 2010

NumberItem
01SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
02APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

To note that Councillors H.Bromley and C.Storer were appointed Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee at the Annual Council meeting until such time as their successors are appointed.
03APPOINTMENT CO-OPTED MEMBERS

G.Clark and D.Fuller are the current Tenants Panel representatives who have been appointed as co-opted members of the Committee (non-voting). The Tenants Panel will make nominations for appointment for the Municipal Year 2010/11.

T.Davidson is the current WHEN representatives who has been appointed as co-opted members of the Committee (non-voting).
04SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
05APOLOGIES
06MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2010 (previously circulated).
07NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 24
08DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
09PUBLIC 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.
10SERCO ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT 2009/10

The report compiled by Serco in accordance with the agreed Monitoring Framework which gives an overview of the performance of Serco from April 2009 to March 2010.
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11PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT 2009/10 - ENVIRONMENT

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to provide the Committee with confirmation of the targets and outturns for the suite of environment Local Performance Indicators.
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12FOOD SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2010

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to present the Committee with the proposed Food Safety Service Plan for 2010/11 and a review of performance against the plan that was adopted for 2009/10.
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13HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2010/11

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) which advises the Committee of the requirement to produce and implement a Health and Safety Service Plan.
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14PROPOSALS FOR A REVISED STREET TRADING POLICY

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) which proposes a review of the Council's Street Trading Policies.
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15SEXUAL ENTERTAINMENT VENUES

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) which describes the new powers available to the Council to regulate "sexual entertainment venues" via a new licence.
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16COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

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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17RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
18SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
19CONSIDERATION 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).
20COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

The pro-forma to set out the Committee's scrutiny work programme is attached to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place as appropriate.
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21CONSIDERATION 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.
22RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
23COUNCILLOR 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.
24

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

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25EXCLUSION 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 27 (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.
26PART II - Private and Confidential Items
27ANY 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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