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29 June 2011

A meeting of the Environmental Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 29 June 2011 

NumberItem
001SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
002APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN

To note that Councillors H.Bromley and L.Sparks were appointed Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee at the Annual Council meeting until such time as their successors are appointed.
003APPOINTMENT OF CO-OPTED MEMBERS

B.Robbins, C.Rogers and P.Wren (Reserve) 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 2011/12.

T.Davidson is the current WHEN representative who has been appointed as co-opted member of the Committee (non-voting).
004SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
005APOLOGIES
006MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 March 2011 (previously circulated).
007NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 26
008DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
009PUBLIC 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.
010INTRODUCTION TO

(a) Environmental Health and Licensing
(b) Client Environment Services
011SERCO PERFORMANCE REPORT - FOURTH QUARTER 2010/11

Report from the Contract Manager on performance against agreed targets.
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012PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT

Report of the Director (Strategy & Development) to provide the Committee with details of the targets and outturns for the suite of Performance Indicators.
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013HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICE PLAN 2011/12

Report fo the Director (Strategy & Development) seeking approval of Health and Safety Service Plan.
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014FOOD SAFETY SERVICE DELIVERY PLAN 2011/12

Report of the Director (Strategy & Development) seeking approval of the Food Safety Service Delivery Plan.
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015CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN 2011

Report of the Director (Strategy & Development) seeking approval of the 2011 Climate Change Action Plan.
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016POLICY OF SEX ESTABLISHMENTS

Report of the Director (Strategy & Development) seeking Members' views on a policy for the licensing of sex establishments. 
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017CHANGES TO HACKNEY CARRIAGE AND PRIVATE HIRE DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Report of the Director (Governance) seeking approval to the consultation with both the trade and the public to take forward proposed changes to hackney carriage and private hire driver and vehicle licensing terms and conditions of service. 
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018COMMITTEE 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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019RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
020SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
021CONSIDERATION 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).
022COMMITTEE 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.
023CONSIDERATION 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.
024RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
025COUNCILLOR 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.
026SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
027EXCLUSION 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 29 (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.
028PART II - Private and Confidential Items
029ANY 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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