Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Friday 5th October, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Ian Hinde  01900 702544

Items
No. Item

197.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2018.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2018 were signed as a correct record.

 

198.

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.

 

199.

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.

 

200.

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.

 

201.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

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

 

202.

Task and Finish Group Memberships

Minutes:

The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Partnerships) notified the Committee that due to recent changes in committee memberships a new Chair of the Budget Task and Finish Group (TFG) was required.

Two options were available to the group, to appoint a new Chair to the Budget TFG or to merge the Budget TFG and the Performance TFG.

 

Member’s preference was to keep the two groups separate, so not to lose the knowledge and experience gained by the members who sat on that group.

 

Councillor B Miskelly proposed Councillor J Cowell as the new Chair of the Budget TFG. This was seconded by Councillor A Pitcher, and unanimously agreed.

 

Agreed

 

That Councillor Joe Cowell be appointed as Chair of the Budget Task and Finish Group.

 

203.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 72 KB

1.  To determine next steps following the June 2018 meeting with training providers

2.  To determine new items for the work programme

3.  To review and agree the proposed revised work programme

 

Minutes:

The Committee discussed their June meeting when they had received presentations from contract holders and providers of training and support services for unemployed people in Allerdale.

 

Members felt a follow up meeting with LEP was necessary to understand what the process was, how the finance worked down from Government and how did it filter down to the people.

 

The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Partnerships) also informed members that the Leader of the Council was no longer available to attend the Committee meeting scheduled for 6 November 2018. It was suggested that the date be used for the LEP presentation as recently discussed and a new date be added In January 2019 for the Leader to attend. 

 

204.

Cumbria Joint Public Health Strategy Task and Finish Group

To agree a revised date for the one-day Task and Finish Group

 

Minutes:

The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Partnerships) notified the Committee that the previously agreed date of 1 November 2018 for the Cumbria Joint Public Health Strategy TFG was to be rescheduled as it had been confirmed the draft Strategy would not be ready by then. The Council was still waiting on suggested dates from the Director of Public Health but it was thought likely to be December.