Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Friday 22nd June, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Ian Hinde  01900 702544

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2018.


The minutes of the meeting held on 18 May 2018 were signed as a correct record.


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.


None declared.



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.


None received.


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.


None received.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 76 KB


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


Task and Finish Group/Working Group Updates


The Policy Officer (Scrutiny and Key Partnerships) provided the Committee with an update on the joint meeting of the Budget and Performance Task and Finish Groups, where they met to consider the council’s end of year financial performance.


The groups had considered whether to merge the two, but had decided against it.


Presentations from contract holders and providers of training and support services for unemployed people in Allerdale


The Overview and Scrutiny Committee received presentations from Craig Ivison, Head of Employment and Skills at the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Chris Nattress, Principal at Lakes College West Cumbria, Mike True, Performance Improvement Officer at G4S, Sarah Harrington, Director and Deborah Naylor, Area Operations Manager at Inspira and Samantha Dawson, Programme Manager and Tamsin Beattie, Community and Employer Engagement Officer at Groundwork North East and Cumbria.


The presentations covered what support services each of the training providers offered and the challenges each of them faced.


A main concern of each of the providers was the future of the European Social Fund and the impact that Brexit may have on this. The organisations had benefitted from the fund over the years to help fund their programmes.


Members agreed to have a follow up meeting with the providers to consider ways to address concerns and to identify any gaps between the organisations’ processes and their funding. Members also noted that the future of European funding would be a topic worth considering in the future.




That the presentations be noted.