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25 March 2010

A meeting of the Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee held in the Council Chamber, Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, Herts at 19:30 on 25 March 2010

NumberItem
01SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items
02SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 - 22.
03APOLOGIES
04MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2010 (previously circulated).
05NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 21
06DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members' personal interests and Members' personal and prejudicial interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
07PUBLIC 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.
08PRESENTATION BY HERTFORDSHIRE CONSTABULARY ON CRIME AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN WELWYN HATFIELD
09MONEY HOLE LANE CAR PARK - REQUEST FOR AUTOMATIC SECURITY BARRIER

Report of the Director (Finance and Operations) which considers the request from the Friends of Money Hole Lane for the installation of an automatic security barrier at Money Hole Lane entrance.
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10FINESSE LEISURE MONITORING REPORT - THIRD QUARTER 2009/10

To consider the quarterly report of Finesse Leisure as this is an essential element of the contract agreement.
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11WELWYN HATFIELD COMMUNITY CHEST - ORDINARY FUNDING APPLICATIONS

Report of the Director (Strategy and Development) to consider the applications for ordinary funding from the Community Chest Scheme.
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12SOCIAL OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT

To consider and note the Annual Report of the Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to its submission to Annual Council.
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13COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

At the first meeting of the Committee in the next Municipal Year, Members will have the opportunity to decide on the Overview Work Programme for this Committee.

Members are invited to suggest items that they wish to be included.
14RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
15SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting
16CONSIDERATION 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).
17COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2010/11

At the first meeting of the Committee in the next Municipal Year, Members will have the opportunity to decide on the Scrutiny Work Programme for this Committee.

Members are invited to suggest items that they wish to be included.
18CONSIDERATION 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.
19RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.
20COUNCILLOR 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.
21SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION
22EXCLUSION 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 24 (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.
23PART II - Private and Confidential Items
24ANY 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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