Agenda

Cabinet Housing Panel
Monday 11th December 2017 7.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Council Chamber, Campus East, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE. View directions

Contact: M Lowe Email: democracy@welhat.gov.uk 01707 357443 

Items
No. Item

1.

SUBSTITUTIONS

To note any substitution of Panel Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19 – 22.

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 30 October 2017 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) which lists the actions from previous meetings and their current status.

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 13

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

7.

PUBLIC 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.

8.

MEARS UPDATE: SHARED OBJECTIVES FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF THE REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

A verbal update from the Head of Property Services on the shared objectives of the Council and the contractor Mears for the last five years of the repairs and maintenance contract.

9.

STRATEGIC HOUSING UPDATE pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Housing and Communities) provides an update on the work of the strategic housing service and an overview of the current key issues

10.

PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR HOUSING. PERIOD QUARTER 2 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Housing and Communities) provides a summary of the strategic key performance indicators (KPIs), and comments about performance by exception.  The KPIs are monitored monthly by Heads of Service

11.

TENANCY POLICY AND FLEXIBLE TENANCY POLICY pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Housing and Communities) seeking authority to update the Council’s current Tenancy Policy and Flexible Tenancy Policy for granting five year flexible tenancies.

Additional documents:

12.

WORK PROGRAMME 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The pro-forma which sets out the Panel’s work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place.

13.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

14.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Panel 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 items 15 and 16 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Paragraph 4 (consultations or negotiations relating to labour relations) of 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.

PART II

15.

AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR EXTERNAL AIDS AND ADAPTATIONS WORK TO COUNCIL HOUSING

Report of the Executive Director (Housing and Communities) provides details of the procurement process for the external works contract, and seeks approval of the award of contract for external aids and adaptations work to Council housing.

16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF AN EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN