Agenda

Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee
Monday 27 November 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 4/5/6 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Bryony Gibbs, Governance Officer  020 8937 1355; Email: bryony.gibbs@brent.gov.uk

Note: This meeting was originally scheduled for 7 November 2017 but has been moved to 27 November 2017 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary, personal or prejudicial interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

5.

Matters arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

6.

Complaints Annual Report 2016 -2017 pdf icon PDF 848 KB

This report sets out complaints performance in Brent Council and Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) for the period April 2016 to March 2017. High level data for the previous 2 years has been included where available for the purpose of comparison over a 3-year period. This 2016/17 Complaints Annual Report was presented to Cabinet on 23 October 2017 and the report recommendations were agreed.

Additional documents:

7.

Report for Scrutiny on Call In Report on South Kilburn Regeneration Programme - Carlton & Granville Centres Site - Development Options pdf icon PDF 131 KB

The committee previously considered a call-in of the decisions made by the Cabinet on 15 November 2016 regarding the South Kilburn Regeneration Programme - Carlton and Granville Centres Site – Development Options. This report provides a detailed update to the committee, twelve months on from this meeting.

Additional documents:

8.

Tree Management Policy pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Brent Council is committed to managing the Borough’s tree stock successfully. The revised Tree Management Policy has been developed to consider the benefits and importance of maintaining our trees. It aims to raise the profile, value and appreciation of trees in the borough, to improve understanding of tree issues, manage expectations and to meet the challenge of adapting to climate change in the coming decades. The revised Policy will be considered by Cabinet at its meeting on 11 December 2017. The Scrutiny Committee is asked to review the policy and provide recommendations for officers to consider in advance of the Cabinet meeting.

Additional documents:

9.

Community Access and Vulnerable People

This report provides analysis of access to all the residents of Brent including digital provision, as well as the factors which make some customers and users “vulnerable”.

10.

Food Banks and Poverty Task Group Report

This report presents the findings and recommendations of the task group review of food banks and poverty. The task group undertook this work due to the significant rise in food bank usage nationally and lack of a detailed picture of food bank usage across Brent.

11.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.