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23 November 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 23 November 2011 

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 meetings held on 13 September and 10 October 2011 (previously circulated).
005NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 20
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 PERFORMANCE REPORT - 2 QUARTER 2011/12

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

ARRC UPDATE

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) on the current status of the Alternate Rubbish and Recycling Collections Scheme.
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010REVIEW OF THE COUNCIL'S CONTAMINATED LAND STRATEGY

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) informing members of the latest review to the Strategy and Seeking approval to release it for consultation.
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011PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to provide the Committee with details of the targets and outturns for the suite of Performance Indicators.
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012COMMITTEE 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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013RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
014SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
015CONSIDERATION 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).
016COMMITTEE 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.
017CONSIDERATION 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.
018RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
019COUNCILLOR 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.
020SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
021EXCLUSION 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 23 (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.
022PART II - Private and Confidential Items
023ANY 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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