Agenda and draft minutes

Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 11th October, 2018 7.34 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Items
No. Item

HCc/11/10/18

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Meadowcroft and Sawrey-Cookson.

HCc/12/10/18

Minutes

To sign the minutes HCc/01/07/18 to HCc/10/07/18 of the meeting of this Committee held on 5 July 2018 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes HCc/01/07/18 to HCc/10/07/18 of the meeting of this Committee held on 5 July 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

HCc/13/10/18

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at this meeting.

HCc/14/10/18

Portfolio Holder Update

To receive a verbal update and ask questions of the Housing and Health Portfolio Holder.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from and asked questions of the Housing and Health Portfolio Holder and the Deputy Director Environmental Services. Members received an update about and asked questions of the following matters:

·         Housing team

·         Disabled Facilities Grants

·         Older Person’s Strategy

·         District wide housing needs assessment

·         Extra care

·         Fuel poverty and affordable warmth

 

The Chairman thanked the Housing and Health Portfolio Holder and the Deputy Director Environmental Services for attending the meeting and it was RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

 

 

HCc/15/10/18

Older Persons Strategy Update

To receive an update from the Deputy Director Environmental Services.

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from the Deputy Director Environmental Services in relation to the Older Person’s Strategy.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

HCc/16/10/18

Scrutiny Coordinating Board Update

To receive a verbal update from the Chairman.

Minutes:

The Committee received a verbal update from the Chairman in relation to the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

 

HCc/17/10/18

Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Report

To receive an update from Councillor V Taylor.

Minutes:

The Committee received a written update from Councillor Taylor in relation to the Cumbria Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, which included presentations in respect of the Cumbria County Council Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the North Cumbria Integrated Care System Update.

 

RESOLVED that the update be noted.

HCc/18/10/18

Housing and Community Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the attached report of Chairman of the Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered report G95/18 of the Chairman of the Committee which set out current and possible future agenda items for the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee. The report invited suggestions for possible agenda items from all non-Executive Members

 

RESOLVED that:

1.    An update on the Housing Supplementary Policy Document in relation to house sizes be included in the meeting of this Committee scheduled for 21 March 2019.

2.      The Fuel Poverty briefing be moved to the meeting of this Committee scheduled for 21 March 2019.

HCc/19/10/18

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business from the Chairman at this meeting.

HCc/20/10/18

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting is 22 November 2018.

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Committee was confirmed as 22 November 2018.