Agenda

Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 4th September 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE

Contact: Graham Seal 

Items
No. Item

SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules.

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2019 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance) on the status of actions agreed at the last meeting.

5.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 17

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS

To note declarations of Members’ disclosable pecuniary interests, non-disclosable pecuniary interests and non-pecuniary interests in respect of items on this Agenda.

7.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME AND PETITIONS

Up to fifteen minutes will be made available for questions from members of the public on issues relating to the work of the Committee and to receive any petitions.

8.

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) and accompanying presentation provides the Committee with the performance indicator data collected for those services that fall within its remit.  It provides Quarter 1 along with comparative information where available.

Additional documents:

9.

MEARS COMMUNITY FUND

A verbal update from Mr Keith Wilkinson (Mears - Senior Finance and Commercial Manager).

10.

DOMESTIC ABUSE POLICY pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) on the approval and adoption of the updated draft Domestic Abuse Policy as set out in Appendix A.

Additional documents:

11.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee’s overview work programme has been updated since the last meeting to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place. Items which the Committee agrees it would like to consider will be scheduled into the work programme.

12.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

SECTION B - Scrutiny Items - Executive Members are excluded from this part of the meeting

13.

CONSIDERATION OF ITEMS FOR SCRUTINY

To consider

 

(1)       whether any Cabinet decisions should be scrutinised post-implementation (Paragraph 14.1 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules)

 

(2)       whether any items which relate to areas covered by the Committee which a member of the Committee may wish to raise with a view to deciding whether an issue should be scrutinised.

14.

COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19

The pro-forma which sets out the Committee’s scrutiny work programme is attached to enable forward planning of items to be considered to take place as appropriate.

15.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/ REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

16.

COUNCILLOR CALL FOR ACTION

To receive any request from a Councillor for a discussion on behalf of residents on an issue affecting a single council ward where local problems have arisen and other methods of resolution have been exhausted.

17.

SUCH OTHER BUSINESS AS, IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN, IS OF SUFFICIENT URGENCY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION

18.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is asked to resolve:

 

That under Section 100(A)(2) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be now excluded from the meeting for item 19 (if any) on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of confidential or exempt information as defined in Section 100A(3) and Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the said Act (as amended).

 

In resolving to exclude the public in respect of the exempt information, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Part II - Private and Confidential Items

19.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS OF A CONFIDENTIAL OR EXEMPT NATURE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE CHAIRMAN