Agenda

Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 21 February 2018 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

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 146 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.

Employment and employability in Brent - Department for Work and Pensions update pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Scrutiny has requested an update from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in response to the confirmation of two of the four Jobcentres in Brent (Kilburn and Willesden) being closed.  The DWP report is attached as appendix 1, outlining the impact of the closures and mitigations in place for job seekers in Brent.  The covering report intends to explain the partnership working between the council and DWP.

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7.

Council property and assets pdf icon PDF 524 KB

A list of the council’s property and assets has been provided for members’ consideration. The committee will also receive a presentation at the meeting to aid further discussion on this item. 

8.

Wembley Regeneration pdf icon PDF 421 KB

A report setting out the vision and planning policy framework for Wembley, and describing the physical, economic and social regeneration being undertaken

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9.

Scope for task group on financial viability assessments pdf icon PDF 90 KB

This report sets out the proposed scope for a task group on the use of financial viability assessments for developments in Brent.

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10.

Update on Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee 2017-18 Work Programme pdf icon PDF 86 KB

This report updates the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee’s draft work programme for the remainder of 2017-18. The work programme covers a broad range of items and policy areas across corporate resources, regeneration and environment, transport and community safety and was selected by members of the committee based on criteria for effective scrutiny. It also sets out the remit for the committee and its responsibilities for scrutiny. 

 

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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.