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Executive Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 27th March, 2018
Time:
10.00am
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley(In the Chair), Cllr Louise Baldock, Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Carol Clark, Cllr Chris Clough, Cllr Gillian Corr, Cllr Lisa Grainge, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Tony Hampton, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Mrs Jean O'Donnell, Cllr Norma Stephenson O.B.E, Cllr Laura Tunney, Cllr Matthew Vickers, Cllr David Wilburn.
Officers:
Judith Trainer, Gary Woods and Kirsty Wannop(DCE)
In Attendance:
None
Apologies for absence:
Cllr David Harrington, Cllr Sonia Bailey and Peter Snowden
Item Description Decision
Public
ESC
58/17
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
 
ESC
59/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ESC
60/17
MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 30TH JANUARY 2018 AND 20TH FEBRUARY 2018 FOR APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE.
AGREED that the minutes be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record subject to the above amendment.
ESC
61/17
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF DISABLED PARKING - FINAL REPORT
AGREED that the final report be approved and forwarded to Cabinet for consideration.
ESC
62/17
SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19 - SELECTION OF IN DEPTH SCRUTINY REVIEWS
AGREED that

1. the Scrutiny work programme for 2018 be agreed with above amendment.

2. Executive Scrutiny Committee receive a mid-year update on the progress of the Work Programme.
ESC
63/17
SELECT COMMITTEE CHAIR'S UPDATES
AGREED that the Select Committee Chair's Updates be noted.
ESC
64/17
CHAIR'S UPDATE AND EXECUTIVE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the work programme be noted and additional items above be added.
ESC
65/17
SCRUTINY DEVELOPMENTS
 
10.00am/11.40am

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ESC
58/17
The evacuation procedure and audio recording pen procedure was noted.
ESC
59/17
Cllr Chris Clough declared a personal non prejudicial interest in agenda item 5 as his wife had a disabled parking badge.
ESC
60/17
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 30th January 2018 and 20th February 2018.

Members agreed the minutes with the following minor amendment being added to the 20th February 2018 minutes at 56/17 'It was noted that a vote was held and agreed unanimously that it was the desire of Executive Scrutiny that the outstanding items from the current 2017/18 work programme should be concluded before Select Committees take on items from the 2018/19 Work Programme'.
ESC
61/17
The Committee considered the draft final report of the Scrutiny Review of Disabled Parking from Place Select Committee.

Members thanked the Select Committee for the piece of work.

It was noted that Silver Street had accessible car parking but would soon become pedestrianised and this would be a loss to those who needed to park close to the town centre.

The Committee also agreed that the final report be sent to private car park owners who were approached for evidence so they were aware of the Committee's findings.
ESC
62/17
The Committee considered a report that detailed the suggested scrutiny work programme for 2018/19. Details were also provided of Reviews that would be carried over from the current work programme.

The process for work programme setting was identified using the PICK system. Scrutiny Liaison Forum(SLF) was invited to identify priorities for scrutiny reviews for consideration by Executive Scrutiny and appendix 2 set out how reviews could potentially be allocated.

Members felt that Parking on Grass Verges was an issue that affected all wards within the Borough. It was agreed that Place Committee would scrutinise Parking on Grass Verges instead of Roadside Advertising.
ESC
63/17
Members considered the Select Committee Updates.

The Committee was given opportunity to make comments/ask questions that could be summarised as follows:-
ASCH
- After the recent incident at Planning Committee what was the timescale for Municipal Buildings having a Defibrillator installed? Members also requested that all Members and Officers be offered the training.
ESC
64/17
The Committee considered its work programme.

Members requested that an item be added to the work programme for the next meeting to inform the Committee on the Select Committee Work Programme Process and SLF's role.

The Committee also discussed the role of the Co-opted representatives on this Committee. The Chair had received information and was discussing with officers. Members requested that an update be provided at the Committee's next meeting.
ESC
65/17
There were no scrutiny developments to report.

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