Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor David Carter, Shona Johnson, Stefan Mullard and Chris Vince. Councillors Clive Souter and Phil Waite were in attendance as substitutes for Councillors Johnson and Vince respectively.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any matters on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Maggie Hulcoop declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 7, Work Plan, as a member of the Osler House Action Group.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 13 March and 10 April 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on 13 March and 10 April 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Matters arising

4a

Minute 66 - Work Plan

Minutes:

Councillor Simon Carter questioned the progress on the Review of Church Langley Fund and requested that a report was brought to the Committee in the absence of any progress of that Review.

 

The Committee discussed the need for the previous action plan to be finalised in the next couple of weeks. It was agreed that meeting would take place on 1 August with the Chair, Councillor Carter and relevant Officers.

 

RESOLVED that a meeting with the Chair, Councillor Carter and relevant Officers be arranged for 1 August to discuss the Church Langley Fund and its action plan.

5.

Written questions from members of the public

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10.

Minutes:

None.

6.

Written questions from Councillors

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.

Minutes:

None.

7.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To agree the Committee’s work plan for the current year.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report proposing a Work Plan for 2018/19. The Committee discussed a number of changes to the Work Plan set out in the report and agreed that:

 

a)    The Department for Work and Pensions would be invited to attend discussions on the Review of Universal Credit on 4 September;

 

b)    The Osler House Action Group would be invited to attend the meeting on 16 October;

 

c)    The Review of the Provision of Health Care Services in the Town should also include a review of Adult Social Care, with the West Essex CCG and Essex County Council being invited to attend the meeting on 28 November, where the reviews scoping report would also be considered. A final report would be considered at the meeting on 19 March; and

 

d)    A scoping report for the Review of Policing in the Town be presented at the meeting on 4 September, with a final report on 5 February.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee agreed the 2018/19 Work Plan as appended to the minutes:

 

8.

Civic Pride and Education - Final Report pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received a final report on the review of Civic Pride and Education which set out some of the activities and events that had taken place as part of the Harlow is 70 celebrations. The report also sought a recommendation to Cabinet that additional funding was set aside to ensure the legacy of the Harlow is 70 campaign.

 

RESOLVED that the Committee:

 

A       Noted the support and engagement with local groups and residents to support events and activities as part of the Harlow is 70 birthday celebrations.

 

B      Recommended to Cabinet that the Council supports events and activities with a theme of Civic Pride, as set out in paragraphs 10 to 13 of the report.

 

9.

Responses of the Cabinet to Reports of the Scrutiny Committee

To consider responses (if any) of the Cabinet to reports and recommendations from the Committee.

Minutes:

None.

10.

References from Other Committees

Minutes:

None.

11.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.

Minutes:

None.