Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board
Thursday, 14th November, 2019 6.45 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services  01768 817 817

Items
No. Item

SCb/30/11/19

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence at this meeting

SCb/31/11/19

Minutes

To confirm and approve the minutes SCb/18/09/19 to SCb/29/09/19  of the meeting of this Board held on 19 September 2019 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes SCb/18/09/19 to SCb/29/09/19 of the meeting of this Board held on 19 September 2019 were confirmed as a correct record of those proceedings.

SCb/32/11/19

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:

No declarations of interest were made at this meeting.

SCb/33/11/19

Reports from Scrutiny Committee Meetings

To receive verbal updates from the Chair of the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee and the Chair of the Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

The Board received a verbal update from the Chairman of the Housing and Communities Scrutiny Committee and the Chairman of the Environment and Economy Scrutiny Committee.

 

RESOLVED to note the update.

SCb/34/11/19

Corporate Performance Report: July to September 2019 pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To consider report CE17/19 from the Chief Executive which is attached and which seeks to provide a summary of progress against the corporate performance targets for the period July to September 2019; and inform the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board of any areas of concern or issues requiring attention and the remedial activity in place to deal with these.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the progress to date be noted, and the action be taken to address areas of concern.

Minutes:

Members considered report CE17/19 from the Chief Executive which sought to provide a summary of progress against the corporate performance targets for the period July to September 2019 and inform the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board of any areas of concern or issues requiring attention and the remedial activity in place to deal with these.

 

The Director of Corporate Services agreed to send Councillor Holden a written response regarding who the accountable body regarding the Cumbria wide stock condition survey under the Housing Strategy and Affordable Housing Strategy.

 

RESOLVED that the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board were updated on progress against the corporate performance target for the period July to September 2019.

SCb/35/11/19

Scrutiny Structures Review pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider report G74/19 from the Director of Corporate Services which is attached and which seeks to consider findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Structure Task and Finish Scrutiny Group.

 

RECOMMENDATION that Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board:

 

(1)          comments upon the final report which is attached as appendix 1 to this report; and

(2)          recommends the findings of the draft report to the Accounts and Governance Committee and Council, subject to any comments of the Board.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report G74/19 from the Director of Corporate Services which sought to consider findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Structure Task and Finish Scrutiny Group.

 

RESOLVED that the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board recommends that the Accounts and Governance Committee and Council approve the recommendations within the report.  

SCb/36/11/19

Scrutiny Work Plans pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To receive a verbal update from the Chairman of the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board.

Minutes:

Members received a verbal update from the Chairman of the Scrutiny Co-ordinating Board regarding the progress made by the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of all three of the Scrutiny Committees with regard to setting a work plan for the remainder of the 2019-2020 municipal year (attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes).

 

RESOLVED that the work plans for the remainder of the 2019-2020 municipal year be approved.

SCb/37/11/19

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items which the Chairman considered urgent.

SCb/38/11/19

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting be confirmed as 16 January 2019.

Minutes:

The date of the next meeting was confirmed as 16 January 2020.