Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Housing & Community Safety Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Thursday, 13th January, 2011
Time:
2.30pm
Place:
Lecture Theatre, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Julia Cherrett(Chairman), Cllr Aiden Cockerill, Cllr Robert Gibson, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Bill Noble, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Beccy Brown, Debbie Hurwood(RES), Sue Daniels(DNS), Tony Beckwith(CESC), Anthony Duffy, Judith Trainer, Sarah Whaley(L&D)
In Attendance:
Judi Asquith (Representing UNITE)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Jackie Earl, Cllr Jean Kirby, Cllr Liz Nesbitt
Item Description Decision
Public
HCS
40/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
HCS
41/10
MINUTES FROM THE MEETING WHICH WAS HELD ON THE 4TH OCTOBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SIGNATURE.
CONCLUDED that the minutes of the meeting which was held on the 4th October 2010 were signed as a correct record.
HCS
42/10
DRAFT MINUTES FORM THE MEETING WHICH WAS HELD ON THE 18TH NOVEMBER 2010
CONCLUDED that the draft minutes of the meeting which was held on 18th November 2010 were agreed as a correct record.
HCS
43/10
EIT GATEWAY REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATION, PA SUPPORT, BUSINESS SUPPORT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
CONCLUDED that the report be noted.
HCS
44/10
QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES ON PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
CONCLUDED that the Progress Updates be noted and the assessment of progress endorsed.
2.30pm-2.50pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
HCS
40/10
Cllr Bill Noble declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to agenda item no.5 - Quarterly Progress Updates on previously agreed Recommendations in relation to the EIT Review of Regulatory Services, as he was a Member of the River Tees Port Health Authority.
HCS
41/10
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting which was held on 4th October 2010 for signature.
HCS
42/10
Consideration was given to the draft minutes from the meeting which was held on the 18th November 2010.
HCS
43/10
Members were asked to receive, and review the final report for the Efficiency, Improvement and Transformation Programme in relation to the Gateway Review of Administration, PA Support, Business Support and Performance Management.

The Administration Review - Programme Manager presented the report to the Committee highlighting any changes which had occurred since the last report which was presented at a previous meeting of Housing and Community Safety Select Committee on the 18th November 2010.

Members attention was brought to the General Administration strand of the review detailed at point 3 of the report. Once officers had looked at the preferred options in greater detail following the Housing and Community Safety Select Committee meeting which was held on the 18th November 2010, it had transpired that there were more technical and specialised posts within some service area's which had resulted in some posts being re classified.

The Committee discussed how the reduction in posts would be delivered which was highlighted in detail at point 7. (Timetable and Process) of the report.

Members asked how the average earnings had been arrived at for those posts being identified for deletion. The Administration Review - Programme Manager agreed to provide Members with a more detailed breakdown deleted posts by grade.

The Committee also heard that a full support package was available to all staff affected and where possible any opportunities for redeployment within the authority would be sought.

It was highlighted that the final report would be presented to Cabinet on the 17th March 2011 to allow for the required statutory consultation period. Members also heard that savings would begin to be realised from April 2011 and fully realised by June 2011.
HCS
44/10
Members were asked to consider the assessments of progress contained within the attached Progress Updates on the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendation from the review of Choice Based Lettings and Regulatory Services.

The Committee discussed and noted the latest progress from the attached updates.

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