Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Executive Scrutiny Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 26th March, 2013
Time:
10.00 am
Place:
Conference Room No. 2, Municipal Buildings, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Ken Lupton (Chairman), Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Carol Clark (vice Cllr Barbara Inman), Cllr Nigel Cooke, Cllr Eileen Johnson, Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Mrs Jean O'Donnell, Cllr Maurice Perry.
Officers:
Graham Birtle, Michelle Jones, Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear, Judith Trainer, Margaret Waggott (LD).
In Attendance:
Mr Richard Amir (Parent Governor Representative).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Lynne Apedaile, Cllr Robert Gibson, Cllr Barbara Inman, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Jean Kirby, Cllr Paul Kirton, Cllr Tina Large, Cllr Ross Patterson, Cllr Mick Stoker, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Item Description Decision
Public
EXC
65/12
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
There were no declarations of interest.
EXC
66/12
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 18 DECEMBER 2013
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
EXC
67/12
DRAFT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING - 26 FEBRUARY 2013
AGREED that the draft minutes be approved.
EXC
68/12
ENVIRONMENT SELECT COMMITTEE FINAL REPORT - TASK AND FINISH REVIEW OF COMMUNITY SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES
AGREED that the report be accepted and forwarded to Cabinet for final approval.
EXC
69/12
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE MARKETING OF STOCKTON'S VISITOR OFFER
AGREED that the report be accepted and forwarded to Cabinet for final approval.
EXC
70/12
SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME - SELECTION OF IN DEPTH SCRUTINY REVIEWS
AGREED that the Work Programme for 2013/14 be approved.
EXC
71/12
SCRUTINY OVERVIEW MEETINGS 2013/14
AGREED that the dates for the scrutiny overview meetings 2013/14 be noted.
EXC
72/12
STATUTORY FORWARD PLAN
AGREED that the forward plan be noted.
EXC
73/12
REPORT ON CHAIRS UPDATES
AGREED that the updates be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
EXC
66/12
The minutes of the meeting held on 18th December 2013 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
EXC
67/12
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 26th February 2013.
EXC
68/12
Members were provided with the Environment Select Committee's final report for their task and finish review of Community Safety and Security Services.

The Chairman was in attendance and highlighted the key points and recommendations from the report.
EXC
69/12
Members were provided with the Arts, Leisure and Culture Select Committee's final report for their review of the Marketing of Stockton's Visitor Offer.

The Chairman was in attendance and highlighted the key points and recommendations from the report.
EXC
70/12
Members were provided with a report that presented proposals for the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2013/14.

Members were to review the suggested topics, identify the priorities for in depth review and allocate reviews to Select Committees.

The following topics were allocated:-

Arts, Leisure and Culture - Child Poverty

Adult Services and Health - Domiciliary Care, Access to Emergency/Urgent Health Services/ GP Waiting Times

Children and Young People - Further Education (Employability, NEETs, Quality of Training, Careers Advice)

Corporate and Social Inclusion - NEPO

Environment - Performance of Housing Providers

Housing and Community Safety - Welfare Reform/ Financial Inclusion

Regeneration and Transport - Use of Demographic Information
EXC
71/12
Members were provided with a report that set out the dates for the annual overview presentations for each Select Committee.
EXC
72/12
Members were provided with the statutory forward plan 1st March 2013 to 30th June 2013.
EXC
73/12
Members were provided with an update from each of the Select Committee's Chairman.

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