Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Executive Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 24th October, 2017
Time:
10:00am
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr David Harrington(Chairman), Cllr Gillian Corr(Interim Vice Chair), Cllr Sonia Bailey, Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Chris Clough, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Tony Hampton, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Mrs Jean O'Donnell, Cllr Paul Rowling, Cllr Norma Stephenson O.B.E (Vice Cllr Tracey Stott), Cllr Laura Tunney, Cllr Matthew Vickers, Cllr David Wilburn.
Officers:
Judith Trainer, Peter Mennear, Kirsty Wannop(DCE)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley(Vice-Chairman),Cllr Carol Clark,Cllr Lisa Grainge, Cllr Tracey Stott.
Item Description Decision
Public
ESC
19/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ESC
20/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 9TH MAY 2017 - FOR SIGNATURE
 
ESC
21/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017 - FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
ESC
22/17
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF MEMBERSHIP OF OUTSIDE BODIES
AGREED that the report be noted.
ESC
23/17
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF DEFIBRILLATORS
AGREED that the report be forward to Cabinet for consideration with the additional recommendation from Executive Scrutiny Committee.
ESC
24/17
2017-18 SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME UPDATE
AGREED that the Scrutiny Work Programme be noted.
ESC
25/17
STATUTORY FORWARD PLAN
 
ESC
26/17
SELECT COMMITTEE CHAIRS' UPDATES
AGREED that the Select Committee Chair's Updates be noted.
ESC
27/17
CHAIR'S UPDATE AND EXECUTIVE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the work programme be noted.
ESC
28/17
SCRUTINY DEVELOPMENTS
 
10.00am/11.30am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ESC
19/17
Cllr David Harrington declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 5 as he delivered training at LGIU at no cost and was a member was Unite.

Cllr Gillian Corr declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 5 as she delivered training at LGIU at no cost.

Cllr Jean O'Donnell declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 5 as she was previous Member of NEPO and a member of Unite.

Cllr Norma Stephenson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 as she was a fully paid member of Unison

Cllr Paul Rowling declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 as he was a member of Unite.

Cllr Eileen Johnson declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 as she was a member of Unite.

Cllr Sonia Bailey declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 as she was a member of GMB.

Cllr David Wilburn declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 as he was a member of Unison.
ESC
20/17
The minutes of the meeting held on 9th May 2017 were signed by the Chair as a correct record.
ESC
21/17
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 19th September 2017.
ESC
22/17
Members were provided with the final report Scrutiny Review of Membership of Outside Bodies from the Crime and Disorder Select Committee.

The report provided the detail of the outside bodies and the evidence gathered for each and the key benefits.

The Committee agreed that of those outside bodies that a Membership was paid for, the Council received more back in both money and knowledge and ability to influence national government and the political agenda.

The final report was considered and agreed by Cabinet on 12th October 2017.
ESC
23/17
The Committee was provided with the final report for the Scrutiny Review of Defibrillators from the Adults Social Care and Health Select Committee.

The aim of the review was to:
- to consider the role of defibrillators in treating Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA);
- to review their availability, accessibility and utilisation in Stockton-on-Tees;
- to make recommendations to improving the response to OHCA in the Borough.

The Committee felt that it was a really interesting review and highlighted the lack of knowledge around automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and also first aid training. It was felt a recommendation should be added from the Committee to encourage more people to take up first aid training.
ESC
24/17
The Committee considered an update on the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18.

It was noted that the CCTV and Management of Memorials would carry over to next year.

Members queried how 2018/19 work programme would be managed considering the number of Reviews still to be done. This would be discussed at Scrutiny Liaison Forum and through Executive Scrutiny.
ESC
25/17
The Committee noted the Statutory Forward Plan.
ESC
26/17
Members received the Select Committee Chairs Updates.

Members were given opportunity to make comments/ask questions that could be summarised as follows:-

Place Select Committee
- It was felt more could be done in wards to ensure Asylum Seekers were able to feel safe and to prevent hate crimes. It was known that hate crime was widely under reported and more needed to be done to gain the trust of asylum seekers so the felt comfortable reporting any issues.
- Members queried why number weren't increasing and it was explained that Stockton operated a 1 in 1 out.
ESC
27/17
The Committee considered its Work Programme.

It was agreed that the Community Participation Budget Review would be considered as a task and finish review by Executive Scrutiny in November??(is this what they said just I have had a mishap with the recording)
ESC
28/17
There were no scrutiny developments reported.

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