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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 15/01/2008
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Date: 7th January 2008

To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the ENVIRONMENT
& LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE


Membership of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Cllr Mrs D M James (Chairman)Cllr Ms D M-R Le Gal
Cllr M R Goodridge (Vice-Chairman)Cllr A J Lovell
Cllr Mrs J I ArrickCllr S L Pritchard
Cllr M W ByhamCllr K T Reed
Cllr J H B EdwardsCllr I Sampson
Cllr Mrs P EllisCllr Ms J R Thomson
Cllr R A Gordon-SmithCllr Mrs N Warner-O’Neill
Cllr N P HolderCllr C A Wilson
Cllr S R E Inchbald
Substitute Members

Conservative Liberal Democrat Independent
Cllr Mrs G M Beel Cllr J M Savage Cllr V Duckett
Cllr J P Hubble
Cllr Dr N J Lee
Cllr L C Bate
Dear Councillors

A meeting of the ENVIRONMENT & LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE will be held as follows: -

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours sincerely

MARY ORTON
Chief Executive

NOTE FOR MEMBERS

Contact officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions, make observations etc. in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

The Chairman to receive any questions from members of the public.

2. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 26th November 2007 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTIONS

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

4. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS
5. QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME

6. ROLLING PROGRAMME AND COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
[Wards Affected: N/A]
To receive, for information, the four month rolling programme of key decisions to be considered by the Executive at its meeting on 8th January 2008, attached as Appendix A. Members are also asked to note the work programme for the Executive for noting by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee which is attached at Appendix B. Updates since the last meeting are set out in bold italics. A review of the Committee’s work in 2006/7 is attached at Appendix C.

7. IN –DEPTH REVIEWS
[Wards Affected: ALL]
1. Recycling Issues
2. Flooding
3. Transport Issues (Reserve)

Possibility of recycling plastics such as toys;
People without access to bring sites in urban areas: additional collection points;
How to improve bring sites and frequency of emptying containers;
Influence reduction of packaging from supermarkets and other businesses;
Education in schools – recycling and litter prevention; and
To keep Veolia involved in forward planning so they can plan their vehicle procurement and systems.
2. Flooding - At the last meeting, it was agreed that the review should focus on Waverley’s preparedness to respond to major flooding emergencies. It was agreed that key partners including the Environment Agency, Surrey CC and Emergency Planners be invited to a future meeting to work together on the review. In order that enough time is given to partners to allow them to prepare, it is proposed that the first report will be prepared for the March meeting. Recommendation

To note verbal updates to the In-depth reviews


FINANCE ITEMS

8. REVENUE ESTIMATES 2008/9
[Portfolio Holder for Finance: Cllr M H W Band]
[Wards Affected: ALL]
Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee: 1. gives consideration to the Revenue Estimates at Annexes 6, 7, 8 and 9; 3. considers the list of Budget reductions, as suggested by the Star Chamber, at Annexe 4, for services within its remit; and

9. CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2008/9
[Portfolio Holder for Finance: Cllr M H W Band]
[Wards Affected: ALL]
10. SPONSORED ORGANISATIONS SCHEME
[Portfolio Holder for Finance: Cllr M H W Band]
[Wards Affected: ALL]

The purpose of the report at Appendix F is to consider the applications from the Sponsored Organisations for revenue funding in 2008/09. The report details the assessment of applications against the approved Sponsored Organisation Scheme criteria and provides recommendations for funding.

Recommendation

SCRUTINY ITEMS

11. REPORT ON PLANNING ENFORCEMENT
[Portfolio Holder for Finance: Cllr B A Ellis] [Wards Affected: ALL]
12. LEISURE PROCUREMENT STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION
[Wards Affected: ALL]
[Portfolio Holder For Finance Cllr M H W Band]
[Portfolio Holder for Leisure Cllr R J Steel] Members of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee are requested to: 1. note the progress made to date on the implementation of the leisure procurement strategy;
2. Consider the additional capital improvement schemes identified in the report in the light of Waverley’s strategic leisure and financial objectives and make any observations to the Executive, noting in particular:

a) the additional revenue impact over the next 15 years
b) the requirement to undertake prudential borrowing of up to 5million
c) the ongoing demand for future capital repairs and renewals that will be pressures on future capital programmes. 13. CORPORATE PLAN PRIORITIES
[Portfolio Holder For Finance Cllr M H W Band]
[Wards Affected: ALL]


OVERVIEW ITEMS 14. DRAFT AIR QUALITY ACTION PLAN
[Wards Affected: ALL]


15. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

That, pursuant to Procedure Rule 20, and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during this item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).


16. ANY OTHER ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

To consider matters (if any) relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which, it is felt, may need to be considered in Exempt session.

For further information or assistance, please telephone Emma Dearsley,
Democratic Services Officer on extension 3224 or 01483 523224.

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