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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no Apologies for Absence.

18.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the previous Corporate Scrutiny Committee held on the 25th October 2017 were approved and signed as a correct record.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Summers and seconded by Councillor A James)

19.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.

 

When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 

 

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest.

20.

Quarter Two 2017/18 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor D Cook and John Day - Corporate Performance Officer were in attendance at the meeting.

 

Councillor Cook clarified the use of the Quarter Two 2017/18 Performance Report, confirming that this is produced to provide an update indicator of how the Council is performing both financially and against the Corporate Vision.  The report also contains the Corporate Risk Register.

 

The committee discussed the report in detail seeking clarification on a number of areas throughout.

 

RESOLVED:

That the following recommendation be made to Cabinet:-

 

1.     

The report be accepted;

 

2.     

Consideration be given to a campaign against loan sharks; taking out a paid advertisement within Ankerside;

 

3.     

Universal Credit campaign be promoted to prioritise rent, particularly around the festive season;

 

4.     

Promotion of the progress on the Assembly Rooms be considered, to include a banner outside enabling the public to be informed; additionally advising stakeholders of progress would be prudent to ensure their continued support of the refurbished facilities.

 

(Moved by Councillor J Oates and seconded by Councillor M Summers.  Carried by all members.)

 

It was further agreed:-

·         Tina Mustafa Head of Landlord Services be invited to Corporate Scrutiny to provide an update on the changes to welfare and how the Council are approaching this matter.

·         Further clarification on the usage and development of the Tamworth App was requested.

21.

Quarter Two Performance Report Working Group Update

Minutes:

A working group, consisting of Councillors A James, T Madge and S Peaple met on 7th September, to look at the compilation of the Quarterly Performance Reports.

 

RESOLVED:

The following observations were made and form the  recommendation to Cabinet:-

 

1.     

The Health data going into the report is scrutinised by the Health and Wellbeing committee.  Consideration be given for this to be reported as a separate matter to streamline the Performance Report.

 

(Moved by Councillor A James and seconded by Councillor S Peaple)

 

2.     

Crime and antisocial behaviour data be reported to the Infrastructure, Safety and Growth Scrutiny Committee.  Consideration be given for this to be reported as a separate matter to streamline the Performance Report.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Peaple and seconded by Councillor A James)

 

3.     

The investment portfolio under the Corporate Investment Strategy be included within Treasury Management in the future.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Peaple and seconded by Councillor A James)

 

4.     

A mechanism of review be adopted on the receipt of any dividends paid to the Council from any Local Authority Trading Company.

 

(Moved by Councillor A James and seconded by Councillor S Peaple)

 

5.     

All other areas of the report to remain.

 

(Moved by Councillor A James and seconded by Councillor T Madge)

 

 

22.

Forward Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Minutes:

Clarification was sought on the Council Housing Repairs Deliver Options detailed on the Forward Plan.

 

Councillor J Oates will investigate and feedback to the Committee.  Should this be an item for the committee to scrutinise then an additional meeting will be scheduled on 4 December 2017 at 6.00pm.

23.

Tenant Consultative Group Update

Minutes:

An invitation has been received to attend the next Tenants Consultative Group meeting which is a festive gathering.

24.

Work Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

·         The January 2018 meeting has been scheduled to take place on 10 January 2018.

 

·         It was proposed that the Committee set up a working group in 2018 to look at the Britain in Bloom route and offer.

 

·         Clarification to be sought on the overlap between Rate my Place scheme and environmental enforcement, for feedback to the Committee.

 

·         To further scrutinise the garage redevelopment programme and resources needed for housing as part of the Housing Revenue Account review in January.

 

·         Town Centre Properties working group to meet on 22nd November 2017.