Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

73.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Chris Davies, Councillor Lee Davies, Alison Harris Co-opted Member and K Sutton Youth Forum Representative.

74.

Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

75.

Developing the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Gareth Chapman Chief Executive and Ellis Cooper Deputy Chief Executive to the Meeting.

 

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Developing the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2017/2018’ report and invited suggestions for the Work Programme from the Committee and the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The following areas were then suggested:

 

·         The Wellbeing Objective

·         Change Programme

·         How to close the Financial Gap

·         Budget Monitoring

·         Corporate Risks:

·         The risk that the Council fails to maintain and protect its reputation

·         The risk that the Council loses staff with the skills and capacity to deliver on key outcomes and targets

·         General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

·         Pre-Scrutiny as referred to in a WAO Report

 

Resolved that:

 

The Committee Chair and Vice Chair meet with the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive to further discuss the Committee Work Programme.

 

76.

Survey of Members - Meeting Start Times pdf icon PDF 34 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Survey of Members – Meeting Start Time’ report.

 

Resolved that

 

Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee Meetings commence at 4.00 pm.

77.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

A Committee Member referred to Football Pitches in the County Borough that were not in use and recommended that this issue be referred to the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee.

 

Resolved that:

 

The issue of Football Pitches not being used in the County Borough be referred to the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee for consideration.

78.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Committee Meeting venue and advised that she would discuss this further with the Scrutiny Manager.

 

The Scrutiny Manager also advised that he would contact the Committee Members in relation to the Work Programme.

79.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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