Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Commission
Monday, 16th July, 2018 5.00 pm

Venue: Room 10

Contact: Mrs KM Howard  01744 67(6106)

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Fulham, J Johnson, Jones, Lynch and McQuade and Mr C Williams.

11.

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2018 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

*           Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2018, be approved and signed.

12.

Declaration of Interest from Members

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest from Members were made.

13.

St Helens Cares Update

·         The Strategic Director People's Services / Clinical Accountable Officer, Sarah O’Brien has been invited to attend the meeting.

Minutes:

The Strategic Director People's Services & Clinical Accountable Officer gave a presentation on the work on St Helens Cares during which, she informed the Commission of the Municipal Journal Achievement Award recently won for the St Helens Cares system.

 

The presentation detailed the following:-

 

·         Aim of Presentation;

·         Borough Strategy;

·         Borough Strategy Next Steps;

·         St Helens Cares Localities;

·         Locality Model;

·         What it will mean for residents?

·         What will it mean for staff and community groups?

·         What will it mean for the Borough? and

·         Summary

 

Members asked questions which were answered at the meeting in relation to; learning from the Manchester City Region, working with the Liverpool City Region, if there was an improving picture on the initially identified £80m deficit, if there was an anticipated impact on jobs security and safeguarding of the financial investments made into St Helens Cares.

 

*           Resolved that:

            (1)        the presentation be noted; and

 

(2)        Strategic Director People's Services & Clinical Accountable Officer be thanked for her attendance at the meeting.

 

14.

Public Notice of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Additional documents:

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 19 June 2018, informed the Overview and Scrutiny Commission that there were no key decisions due to be made at Cabinet on 18 July 2018.

 

*          Resolved that the report be noted.

 

15.

Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2017 - 2018 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

A draft report was submitted and presented by the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission, which sought approval for the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2017/18.

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, the Overview and Scrutiny

Commission must report annually to Council on its working and that of its Panels in 2017/18, and make recommendations for further Work Programmes and amended work methods, if appropriate.

*           Resolved that:

(1)        the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2017 - 2018 be approved; and

(2)        the report be submitted to the next meeting of Council.

 

16.

Annual Scrutiny Work Programme 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

A report was submitted and outlined by the Scrutiny Manager which updated Members on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2018/2019.

The report detailed the results of consultation undertaken to assist Members in their selection of topic areas for inclusion in the Work Programme 2018/19.

The Work Programme had been developed by taking into account:

· Corporate priorities and objectives, including the Cabinet’s Key Decisions;

· Partnership strategic priorities and objectives; and

· The interests and concerns of Members, Council Officers, members of the public and other stakeholders such as community and voluntary groups and local businesses

 

The Overview and Scrutiny Commission was requested to examine a list of suggested topics which had been submitted for possible inclusion in the Work Programme that had been received from the following stakeholders:

 

·         Consultation with Strategic Directors and Cabinet Members;

·         The Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Panels;

·         Consultation with Partners;

·         Correspondence to all Head Teachers;

·         Consultation with St Helens Healthwatch; and

·         Press release.

 

Members were informed that since the last meeting of the Commission, each Scrutiny Panel had met with Chief Officer and Portfolio Holders to discuss and agreed topic areas as part of the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2018/2019. These were detailed in the report at Paragraph 4.4.

Since publication of the agenda a number of additional topics had been received. A report was tabled to Members listing the additional topics identified.

 

It was noted it was important that the Work Programme also allowed sufficient space to accommodate one off reviews and any urgent topics that may arise during the year.

*           Resolved that:

(1)        the report be noted;

(2)        the Overview and Scrutiny Commission agreed the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/2018.

 

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