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Meeting of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 19/06/2007
Terms of Reference



APPENDIX A
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – 19th JUNE 2007
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Title:
TERMS OF REFERENCE
[Wards Affected: ALL]
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Summary and purpose:

This report sets out the background to the operation of Overview and Scrutiny Committees as set out in the Council’s Constitution, the terms of reference of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the areas of work that fall within its remit. The purpose of the report is to provide information on the scope of the Committee’s responsibilities to assist with the process of determining its future work programme.
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Environmental implications

This report is purely for information and therefore of itself has no environmental implications.

Social / community implications:

This report is purely for information and therefore of itself has no social or community implications.

E-Government implications:
This report is purely for information and therefore of itself has no E-Government implications.

Resource and legal implications:

This report is purely for information and therefore of itself has no resource or legal implications.
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1. The constitution states that the Overview and Scrutiny Committees will be responsible for setting their own work programmes within the overall framework set by the Council and, in doing so, it shall take into account the wishes of members on the Committee who are not members of the largest political group on the Council. The Council may wish to decide what policy reviews or key issues should be of priority for each Committee in the coming year.


General role

2. Article 6 of the Council’s Constitution defines the general role of Overview and Scrutiny Committees and states that within their terms of reference, Overview and Scrutiny Committees will:-

(i) review and/or scrutinise decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of any of the Council’s functions;

(ii) make reports and/or recommendations to the full Council and/or the Executive and/or any policy, joint or Waverley Area Development Control Sub-Committees in connection with the discharge of any functions;

(iii) consider any matter affecting the area or its inhabitants; and (iii) exercise the right to call-in, for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented by the Executive and/or any policy or area committees. Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Terms of Reference

3. The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee is responsible for performing the overview and scrutiny role in relation to the following main functions:-

(a) Environmental matters including refuse collection, recycling, environmental cleaning; animal control, public conveniences and inspection and preventative measures;

(b) Climate change;

(c) Car Parks;

(d) Planning and major developments, historic buildings;

(e) Land Charges;

(f) The Local Development Framework and Local Plan;

(g) Building Control;

(h) Street naming;

(i) Economic development, business liaison and tourism;

(j) Transport;

(k) Cultural Services – arts; museums etc;

(l) Leisure Centres, sports and open spaces including Borough and Memorial Halls; and

(m) Youth.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the report be received.
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Background Papers ( )

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Roger Standing Telephone: 01483 523221

E-mail:rstanding@waverley.gov.uk



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