Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Friday 15th February, 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Allerdale House. View directions

Contact: Ian Hinde  01900 702544

No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 January 2019.


The minutes of the meeting held 17th January 2019 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


Portfolio Presentation by Executive Member for Corporate Resources (Property & Finance)


Councillor Barbara Cannon, Executive Member for Corporate Resources provided an overview of her Portfolio, advising that a large part of her portfolio involves the budget but also covers corporate issues and property.


Councillor Cannon explained how the Overview and Scrutiny Committee can contribute to the budget through the budget working group. She went on to explain that the budget working group helps Executive Members in particular with volatile budgets. To support officers, training has also been made available to support budget holders.


Councillor Cannon answered questions from the members, advising that budgets are set aside for legal challenges, and that the budget is closely linked to the council plan. Councillor Cannon also answered questions relating to council assets and contributed to debate relating to profit and loss figures shown in the budget.







Council Plan Update


The Policy Manager presented an update of the 2019 – 2023 Council Plan. The plan is currently in the draft stage, following resident’s surveys and consultations. The new plan will have 3 main themes;


·  Economic Opportunity and Growth

·  Quality Places to Live

·  Stronger and Healthier Communities


The officer then went on to explain the current and future challenges facing the council, including financial, funding and the use of online technology.


The Policy Manager then answered some general questions from members, also confirming that the draft Council Plan had been circulated to all members as part of the consultation process.



Forward Plan


Following a question to the Policy Officer relating to the Allerdale Investment Partnership (AIP), the Committee discussed whether the AIP should be added to the work programme. The Policy Manager confirmed that this is something that could be decided once a new committee is in place after the 2019 Election, with the potential for a full task and finish group specifically for the AIP.




Councillor Bill Pegram left the Meeting


Task and Finish Group/Working Group Updates


No updates were provided from Task and Finish/Working Groups


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 63 KB

a) to consider the current work programme


b) to determine new items for the work programme, including task and finish groups



Due to the upcoming election, the work programme was potentially subject to change.