Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Corporate and Social Inclusion Select Committee (ceased to operate 03/06/2015) Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 10th June, 2014
Time:
09.30
Place:
Conference Room 1, Community Zone, North Shore Academy, Talbot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 2AY
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mick Stoker(Chairman), Cllr Tracey Stott(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Derrick Brown, Cllr Julia Cherrett, Cllr Carol Clark (Vice Cllr Michael Clark), Cllr Terry Laing, Cllr Norma Wilburn
Officers:
Julie Danks, Martin Skipsey(RES), Mike Chicken, John Angus(DNS), Graham Birtle, Jenna McDonald(LDS)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr Michael Clark, Cllr Jean Kirby, Cllr Bill Woodhead
Item Description Decision
Public
CSI
6/14
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
CSI
7/14
MINUTES FOR SIGNATURE - 26TH NOVEMBER 2013
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
CSI
8/14
DRAFT MINUTES - 7TH MAY 2014
AGREED that the minutes be approved.
CSI
9/14
MONITORING UPDATES
AGREED that the BANE Manager:

1. Would provide further reports on Energy Supply including Project Plans, key points and milestones at future meetings.

2. Would report back to the Committee with updates from the Association of Public Service Excellence(APSE) opening in London on 11th June 2014 at a future meeting.

3. Produce a report on District Heating to present at a future Committee meeting
CSI
10/14
REVIEW OF STREET CAFE FURNITURE AND A-BOARD
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AGREED that:

1. The report be presented to Cabinet on 4th September 2014.

2. The BANE Manager would report back to the Committee at a future meeting with suggestions for review periods.
CSI
11/14
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted by the Committee
CSI
12/14
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
CSI
6/14
There were no declarations of interest.
CSI
7/14
The minutes of the meeting held on 26th November 2013 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
CSI
8/14
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 7th May 2014.
CSI
9/14
The Committee was provided with an Action Plan on the Review of North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) from the Corporate Director of Resources.

Members heard that a report on the Governance of NEPO was due to be considered at Cabinet in June 2014.

It was highlighted that the key changes which were taking place were:

- Changes to governance, NEPO reporting to ANEC Leaders & Mayors, and a Procurement Sub Committee were being put in place with representatives from all 12 councils.

- Financial Monitoring and Performance monitoring arrangements were being reviewed.
- A reduced staffing structure was being implemented.

Members were informed that works had been carried out for the financial model and an agreement had been made for the rebate model to be continued. Stockton would see savings in the region of 25,000 per annum.
The list of services proposed by this Committee previously had been agreed for NEPO delivery. Only two additional services were agreed:

- Construction and rock salt (northern councils only).

The impact on the NEPO structure of these additional services is minimal.

The Built and Natural Environment Manager (BANE) gave Members an update on Energy Supply. Key changes, issues and achievements were highlighted as follows:

- There had been an increase in utilising waste heat from Process Chemical Industries
- Energy output was sold from the Government to public buildings including hospitals and prisons in the borough
- Approval had been given for biomass buildings in the borough

The Committee heard that the District Heating Scheme aimed to capture waste heat in the borough
CSI
10/14
The Committee was presented with recommendations for the review of Street Cafe, A-Boards and Shop Good Displays due to be considered at Cabinet in September 2014.

The Committee was informed that Officers from Technical Services had been involved in discussions with Officers from Licensing and Trading Standards regarding an increase of inquiries regarding hot food takeaways.

Members and Officers agreed with the recommendation which outlined the need for guidance. It was highlighted that a robust enforcement procedure was in place which worked effectively. The Committee agreed that a stepped approach was appropriate.
CSI
11/14
Members were presented with a Committee work programme for 2014-15.

The Committee heard that the next review topic - Licensing and Public Health would commence on 16th September 2014.
CSI
12/14
The Chairman provided no update.

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