Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday 17th September, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Ian Hinde  01900 702544

Items
No. Item

157.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2018.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2018 were signed as a correct record.

 

158.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda, in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

None declared.

 

159.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

160.

Public Participation

To hear representations from members of the public on items which appear on the agenda – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm, 2 working days before the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

161.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the Executive’s Forward Plan of Key and Non-Key Decisions.

 

162.

Work Programme and Outcomes Monitoring pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the Committee’s work programme for 2018/19.

 

163.

Setting up a Task and Finish Group - Cumbria Joint Public Health Strategy pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Partnerships) submitted a report which sought the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to establish a task and finish group to consider the draft Cumbria Public Health Strategy.

 

Members agreed to establish the task and finish group. The group was to be made up of the following Members:

 

  • Councillor Joe Cowell (Chair)
  • Councillor Janet Farebrother
  • Councillor Alan Pitcher
  • Councillor Malcolm Grainger
  • Councillor Joe Holliday
  • Councillor Billy Miskelly
  • Councillor Jim Osborn
  • Councillor Bill Pegram

 

The terms of reference of the group set out in section 4.1 of the report were agreed.

 

It was agreed that this would be a full one-day task and finish group work item with the proposed date being 1 November 2018.

 

Members agreed the recommendations set out in the report.

 

Agreed

 

That:

 

  1. A Task and Finish Group be established by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee to consider the draft Cumbria Joint Public Health Strategy

 

  1. Councillor Joe Cowell be appointed as Chair and be responsible for managing the Task and Finish Group and reporting its findings to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

  1. The membership of the Task and Finish Group be agreed as follows:

 

  • Councillor Joe Cowell (Chair)
  • Councillor Janet Farebrother
  • Councillor Alan Pitcher
  • Councillor Malcolm Grainger
  • Councillor Joe Holliday
  • Councillor Billy Miskelly
  • Councillor Jim Osborn
  • Councillor Bill Pegram

 

164.

Report of the Community Services Business Model Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee was provided with a report from the Community Services Business Model Task and Finish Group.

 

It was noted that if agreed, the Councils new contract for waste and recycling, street cleansing and grounds maintenance would commence on the 1 April 2019.

 

Councillor A Pitcher moved the recommendations which was seconded by Councillor J Cowell. The recommendations were agreed.

 

Agreed –

 

That

 

1.  The report of the Community Services Business Model Task and Finish Group be agreed

2.  The report of the Community Services Business Model Task and Finish Group and its recommendations be submitted to Executive

 

165.

Portfolio Holder for Environmental Quality

Verbal presentation

Minutes:

Councillor Mike Heaslip, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Quality provided the Committee with a verbal update on the work and priorities for the services under his portfolio.

 

An update was provided on enforcement, fly tipping, street planting, car parking, sports facilities and bereavement services.

 

166.

Task and Finish Group Updates

Minutes:

The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Partnerships) notified the Committee that the Performance Task and Finish Group, the Consultations Policy Task and Finish Group and the Councillor Training and Engagement Review Task and Finish Group were all to be rearranged and dates would be confirmed shortly.