Agenda

Finance, Commercial Revenue and Contracts Policy & Accountability Committee
Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Courtyard Room - Hammersmith Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Kayode Adewumi 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To approve as an accurate record, and the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meetings held on 12 February and 27 March 2019.

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2.

Appointment of Co-Opted Members

The Committee is asked to agree the re-appointment of the following coopted members for 2019/20:

·         Tony Boys

·         Erik Hohenstein

·         Chris Littmoden

·         Judith Worthy

 

3.

Apologies for absence

4.

Declarations of interest

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.

 

Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.

 

Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Audit, Pensions and Standards Committee. 

5.

2018/19 Reserves Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 102 KB

Council reserves are an important element of good financial management. They exist to enable investment in priorities and service transformation or to respond to unexpected events or emerging needs.  The Committee is asked to note the 2018/19 outturn reserves position.

6.

Section 106 Agreements - Update Report pdf icon PDF 136 KB

This report summarises the role of Section 106 (s.106) agreements, the use of s.106 funds and how decisions are made regarding expenditure of s.106 funds.  It also provides an overview of s.106 receipts and the current position regarding s106 balances and current and future expenditure by category. It reports on the notable s106 agreements that have been signed this year and provides an overview of the community benefits that have been achieved from s106 funding.

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7.

West Kings Street Renewal Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

This report provides an update on the overall progress of the programme.

8.

Building Homes and Communities Strategy pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The report seeks agreement in principle to a self-funding programme of investment in homes and community assets which aims to:

 

·       Build new, genuinely affordable housing which will help maintain the borough’s vibrant social mix;

·       Supports the Council’s Business Plan priority of ‘Building Shared Prosperity’;

·       Renew key community assets, including schools and leisure centres; and

·       Generates income to reinvest in frontline services

 

 

This report has an appendix which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act1972 and is not for publication. The appendix has therefore been circulated to Members only.

 

Any discussions on the contents of an exempt appendix will require the Committee to pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion.

 

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9.

Tech-Tonic Programme Delivery Update - Desktop Strategy & Solution pdf icon PDF 261 KB

The Desktop strategy programme, known as Tech-tonic, will modernise the Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) mobile and desktop technologies, as well as updating the associated backend infrastructure.  This will enable mobile working from any location to support the Council’s vision of delivering services at the point when they are needed and to help optimise the efficiency and flexibility of our services.  Members are asked to review progress and provide feedback.

 

This report has an appendix which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act1972 and is not for publication.  The appendix has therefore been circulated to Members only.

 

Any discussions on the contents of an exempt appendix will require the Committee to pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion.

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10.

Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The Committee is requested to consider the items within the Work Programme attached as Appendix A to this report and suggest any amendments or additional topics to be included in the future.

 

11.

Dates of future meetings

The following dates have been approved for the new municipal year:-

·         Wednesday 18 September 2019

·         Wednesday 20 November 2019

·         Wednesday 29 January 2020

·         Wednesday 1 April 2020