Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Zoom - Online. View directions

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

22.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Simon Carter.

23.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

24.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1 September 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1 September 2020 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

25.

Matters arising

25a

Minute 14 - Matters Arising

Minutes:

The Committee noted that more information on paddling pools costs had been circulated.

25b

Minute 19 - Scrutiny Committee Work Plan 2020/21

Minutes:

Councillor Hulcoop explained that she and Councillor Edwards had met Officers to discuss work carried out on domestic abuse within the Community Impact Officer work stream for Covid-19 recovery. She updated the Committee on the work which was being carried out and said that she would continue to have discussions on the matter with Officers.

26.

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.

27.

Written questions from Councillors

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

Minutes:

None.

28.

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.

29.

Policing and Community Safety Annual Review

29a

Topic Submission Form pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the topic submission form be agreed.

29b

Agreement of Scope and Questions pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a list of questions for potential submission to the Police for a presentation, and question and answer session at a subsequent meeting.

 

The Committee agreed that the question on county lines would be amended to look at reinforcement of work going forwards following the recent raids earlier in the month.

 

It was also agreed the questions on the prevalence of shoplifting, and bicycle use in the town centre, would be added.

 

RESOLVED that the questions appended to the minutes would be submitted to the Police.

30.

Work Plan pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee received a report summarising its work plan for 2020/21. The Committee noted that a quote had been received from a consultant to carry out the Delivery of Council House Building Programme and Housing and Accommodation Requirements for Adults with a Moderate /Severe Learning Disability reviews.

 

The Committee agreed that for each review, a Councillor from both of the Political Groups would be nominated to engage with the consultant.

 

RESOLVED that the work plan be noted.

31.

References from Other Committees

Minutes:

None.

32.

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.