Agenda/Speakers:

1 . APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 

2 . MINUTES

  •    To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the Leisure, Environment and Community Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 19 August 2020.

3 . ANY OTHER BUSINESS 

  • Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.

4 . DECLARATION OF INTERESTS 

  • To receive any declarations of interest.

5 . BUDGET MONITORING 

  • This report covers this Committees financial position over the medium term (2020 – 2023) as at Period 4 (end of July)

  • The Period 4 comprehensive Budget Management report has already been presented to the Policy & Resources Committee at its meeting on 7 September 2020 which sought approval to a change in the Council’s 2020 - 2023 medium-term financial plan

6 . WATERSMEET

  • To receive a verbal update.

7. LEISURE FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTRACT - SPORTS AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT (SLM) WORKPLAN

  • The Council’s leisure facilities management contractor, Sports and Leisure Management (SLM), will provide their annual presentation to Members to reflect back on the previous 12 months work and to outline their work programme for the coming year.

8 . CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY DRAFT STRATEGY

  • Three Rivers District Council heard the climate change motion on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at Council, which was put forward by Cllr Sara Bedford, seconded by Councillor Alex Michaels.

  • The motion asked for the details of the strategy and action plan to be brought for consideration by the Council. It requested the Council to work with partners in the public and private sectors and engage with residents and businesses to gain their input and support when developing the strategy. 

  • The motion commits the Council to use all practical means to reduce the impact of council services on the environment and use planning regulations and the Local Plan to cut carbon emissions. It also calls for help from the Government to provide the support and resources needed to progress the action plan.

  • This report presents a new draft Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy, attached at Appendix A, including new organisational ambitions in relation to climate change, achievements so far, partnership working and how we can enable individuals and businesses to change behaviours that have a positive impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • This report also outlines the process for community engagement and consultation needed to take the Strategy forward.

9 . WORK PROGRAMME

  • To review and make necessary changes to the Committee’s work programme.

10 . OTHER BUSINESS 

  •  if approved under item 3 above

11 . EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC 

  • If the Committee wishes to consider the remaining item in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-

  • “that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraphs 1 to 7 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”            (Note:  If other confidential business is approved under item 3, it will also be necessary to specify the class of exempt or confidential information in the additional items.)