Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Executive Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 16th November, 2010
Time:
10.00 a.m.
Place:
Lecture Theatre, 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 Robert Gibson (Chairman), Cllr Mrs Ann Cains, Cllr Dick Cains, Cllr David Harrington, Cllr Miss Tina Large, Cllr Colin Leckonby, Cllr Maurice Perry, Cllr Mrs Maureen Rigg, Cllr Mick Stoker, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Officers:
Graham Birtle, Michelle Jones, Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear, Judith Trainer (LD).
In Attendance:
Mr Paul Connaughton (Parent Governor Representative).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Ken Dixon, Cllr Jean O'Donnell, Cllr Liz Nesbitt, Cllr Andrew Sherris.
Item Description Decision
Public
EXC
23/10
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
EXC
24/10
MINUTES FOR SIGNING - 27TH JULY 2010
The minutes of the meeting held on 27th July 2010 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
EXC
25/10
MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING - 19TH OCTOBER, 2010
The minutes of the meeting held on 19th October 2010 were agreed as a correct record.
EXC
26/10
TASK AND FINISH SCRUTINY REVIEW OF OUTSIDE BODIES
RESOLVED that the Review of Outside Bodies be endorsed and forwarded to the next Cabinet meeting for approval.
EXC
27/10
REVIEW OF TAXI LICENSING
RESOLVED that the Review of Taxi Licensing be endorsed and forwarded to the next Cabinet meeting for approval.
EXC
28/10
REVIEW OF FAIR ACCESS TO CARE SERVICES
RESOLVED that the Review of Fair Access to Care Services be endorsed and forwarded to the next Cabinet meeting for approval.
EXC
29/10
FORWARD PLAN
RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be noted.
EXC
30/10
REPORT ON CHAIR'S UPDATES
RESOLVED that the updates be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
EXC
26/10
Members were provided with the Task and Finish Groups final report outlining their findings and recommendations from the review of Outside Bodies.

Members made some minor amendments to the report.
EXC
27/10
Members were provided with the Housing and Community Safety Select Committee's final report following their review of Taxi Licensing.
EXC
28/10
Members were provided with the Health Select Committee's final report following their review of Fair Access to Care Services.
EXC
29/10
Members were provided with the Statutory Forward Plan for 1st November 2010 to 28th February 2011.
EXC
30/10
Members were provided with an update from each of the Chair's on their current reviews:-

Corporate, Adult Services and Social Inclusion - EIT Review of School Catering

Councillor Stoker reported that a number of savings had been identified and he was hopeful that the Committee might be in a position to present at an earlier date.

Arts, Leisure and Culture - EIT Review of Sport, Leisure and Recreation and officer-led reviews of Finance, Audit, and Risk Management.

Housing and Community Safety - Review of Taxi Trade Licenses
and EIT Gateway Review of Administration, Business Support/Customer Services and Performance Management

Environment - Review of Built and Natural Environment

Regeneration and Transport - EIT Review of Events, Arts and Tourism

Children and Young People - EIT Review of Youth Services

Councillor Harrington stated that the Committee's report was near completion and that a further meeting was being held on 24th November for additional information to be received by Members. The report was still on target to go to Cabinet in December.

Health - EIT Review of Fair Access to Care Services

Councillor Mrs Cains also provided an update on the Regional Review of the Health Needs of Ex Service Community.

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