Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Commission
Monday, 23rd April, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Room 10

Contact: Mrs KM Howard  01744 67(6106)

Items
No. Item

55.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillors Pearl , Pearson and Pritchard and Mr C Williams.

56.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2018, be approved and signed.

57.

Declaration of Interest from Members

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.

58.

Public Notice of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

A report was submitted which updated the Overview and Scrutiny Commission on Key Decisions that the Cabinet expected to make. 

 

The Public Notice of Key Decisions published on x informed the Overview and Scrutiny Commission that there were no key decisions due to be made at Cabinet on 25 April 2018.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

59.

Review of the Effectiveness of Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 518 KB

Minutes:

During the process of agreeing the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2017/18, the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Commission agreed to establish a task group to look at the effectiveness of the overview and scrutiny arrangements.

 

The aim of the review had been to review the Council’s Scrutiny arrangements to ensure they are efficient, economical and effective.

 

The report detailed the method of the investigation, background, principals of good scrutiny, findings, review of practice and procedures, call in, conclusions and recommendations.

 

The Overview and Scrutiny Arrangements at Neighbouring Council’s 2017/18 was attached to the report at Appendix 2.

 

*           Resolved that the report be noted.

 

Councillor Burns and McQuade here entered the meeting.

60.

Update on Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 48 KB

i)              Review of Service Charges for Owner Occupiers within Retirement Villages - Draft Report; and

ii)             Review of Teenage Sexual Health Services - Draft Report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A report was submitted which updated the Overview and Scrutiny Commission on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18.

 

The Overview and Scrutiny Commission was encouraged to review the Work Programme on a regular basis to ensure it remained timely and relevant.

An end of year summary update on the Work Programme 2016/17 was outlined by the respective Chairmen of the Overview and Scrutiny Panels.

 

The draft reports from Overview and Scrutiny Panels on Teenage Sexual Health Service and Service Charges for Owner Occupation within Retirement Village were attached to the report and presented by the respective Panel Chairs.

 

The Chairman, on behalf of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission thanked the Task and Finish Groups for their work and all Panel Members for the work undertaken for this Municipal year.

 

*           Resolved that:

(1)        the draft reports and verbal updates be noted; and

 

(2)        the final reportson Teenage Sexual Health Service and Service Charges for Owner Occupation within Retirement Village be forwarded to Cabinet.

 

-oOo-

 

Following the meeting the Chair reported that this was Councillor Fletcher’s last meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission and thanks was given to his significant contribution to the work of Overview and Scrutiny Commission and it’s Panels.