Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, Reading, RG1 2LU

Contact: Simon Hill - Committee Services Email: (simon.hill@reading.gov.uk)  0118 9372303

Note: The webcast of this meeting was interrupted by a loss of internet connection to the webcasting encoder. At 14'55" the recording stops before consideration of agenda item 6 (Appointments to Outside Bodies) and resumes part-way through consideration of agenda item 7 (Disposal of Central Library Premises). 

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5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meetings held on 22 April 2024 and 22 May 2024 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

6.

Questions pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.

Minutes:

Questions on the following matters were submitted by members of the public:

 

 

Questioner

Subject

Reply

 

1.

Lin Godfrey

Footpath Maintenance

Cllr Rowland

 

(The full text of the question and response was made available on the Reading Borough Council website).

7.

Reading Transport Limited - Change of Articles of Association pdf icon PDF 151 KB

This report sets out the proposed changes to the Articles of Association of the Council’s wholly owned bus company, Reading Transport Limited. (Appendices 2- 5, originally marked ‘to follow’, are now attached)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee, acting in its capacity as sole shareholder of Reading Transport Limited (RTL), considered a report outlining proposed changes to the Articles of Association of RTL.  The following documents were attached to the report:

 

·         Appendix 1 - Detailed report on changes to the Articles and a list of subsidiaries;  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Outside Body Appointments pdf icon PDF 130 KB

This report asks the Committee to make appointments or nominations to outside bodies for the Municipal Year 2024/25, or longer where required. A schedule of outside body appointments showing the Group Leaders’ recommendations will be circulated prior to the meeting.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the appointments or nominations to outside bodies for the Municipal Year 2024/25, or longer where required.   A schedule of outside body appointments showing the Group Leaders’ recommendations was tabled at the meeting.

 

The recommendation in the report and the schedule of appointments incorporated the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

Disposal of Central Library Premises pdf icon PDF 195 KB

This report sets out the disposal of the Reading Central Library site.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report on the proposed disposal of the Central Library site, which would become surplus to requirements as the library service moved to a new building to be constructed and integrated into the Council’s Civic Offices.  The site was shown on a plan attached to the report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

10.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

 

“That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act”

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of items 11 and 12 below as it was likely that there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.

11.

Disposal of Central Library Premises

Minutes:

The Committee received a report setting out an appendix to the report on the proposed disposal of the Central library (Minute 9 above refers).  Appendix A (Strategy Report –Savills Informal Valuation advice) contained exempt information and was therefore submitted separately from the main report which had been considered in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 11.

12.

Hosting Tender

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report recommending award of a 15-month contract for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Hosting service.

 

The report noted that there were strong operational dependencies between the Hosting service and End User Services contracts, and it would be preferable for the long-term procurement of the services  ...  view the full minutes text for item 12.