Agenda and decisions

Wednesday, 19th April, 2017 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Jim Doyle Ext 2222 

No. Item



To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the council


The minutes of the meetings held on 22 February and 21 March 2017 were agreed by the Members present and then signed by the Mayor.



Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.


Public Participation

To consider questions (if any) by members of the public of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Solicitor to the Council.


There was no public participation.



To receive announcements and business brought forward by the Mayor, Leader, and Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive.


4.1       By the Mayor:


4.2       By the Chief Executive:


4.3       By the Group Leaders:  Any apologies for absence


4.4       Council Leader and Members of the Cabinet:


Councillor Williams                 Leader of the Council

Councillor Mrs Griffiths           Housing

Councillor Harden                   Residents & Corporate Services

Councillor G Sutton                Planning and Regeneration

Councillor Marshall                 Environmental, Sustainability and Regulatory Services

Councillor Elliot                       Finance & Resources



1.      By the Mayor:


The Mayor asked that a minutes silence was held in remembrance of past Mayor and Honorary Alderman Les Taber.  Councillors Fisher and Williams both gave a speech with their memories of him.


2.      By the Chief Executive:


Sally Marshall announced the resignation of Councillor Adam Barnes, Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield Ward. She then confirmed as Returning Officer that there will be a Parliamentary General Election on 8 June 2017 following the announcement of the Prime Minister, Theresa May yesterday and the agreement of Parliament today. She advised that a by-election will also be held on 8 June 2017 for the Bovingdon, Flaunden and Chipperfield Ward.


3.      By the Group Leaders:


Councillor Williams gave apologies on behalf of Councillors Anderson, Banks, Bhinder, Chapman, Hicks and Whitman.


Councillor Tindall gave apologies on behalf of Councillor Ransley.


4.    By the Leader and Members of the Cabinet:


(Full details are in the minutes under Announcements of the Leader and Cabinet).



To consider questions (if any) by members of the Council of which the appropriate notice has been given to the Solicitor to the Council.




Business from the last council meeting

To consider any business referred from the previous meeting




Cabinet referrals pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the following referrals from Cabinet:


7.1  CA/032/17            21st March 2017          Budget Monitoring




That the following be approved:


21 March 2017



7.1                   CA/032/17       BUDGET MONITORING QUARTER 3 2016/17




1.    Approval of the supplementary budgets set out below. Details for these supplementary budgets are set out in the body of the report to Cabinet:

·         Decrease the budget for Pension back funding by £900k

·         Decrease use of the Pensions reserve by £900k


2.      Increase the capital budget for The Forum by £514k to reflect contribution received from Hertfordshire County Council for fit out works to the library, ceremonial room and registration offices.



Overview and Scrutiny Committees Annual reports 2016/2017 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

The Constitution requires that the Overview & Scrutiny Committee Chairmen make an Annual Report to the Council on the work of their committees

Additional documents:


The Chairman of the Housing and Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Mahmood, introduced the annual reports and highlighted particular achievements for each committee, which were noted by Council.



Overview and Scrutiny referrals



There were no overview and scrutiny committee referrals.


Changes to committee membership

To consider any proposals for changes to committee membership



There were no changes to committee membership.


Change to committee dates

To consider any proposals for changes to committee dates



There were no changes in committee dates.