Agenda

Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday 16th January 2020 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Sharon Keenlyside 

Items
No. Item

SECTION A - Procedural Business and Policy Review and Development Items

1.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

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

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2019 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 85 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 thirty 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.

COMMUNITY SAFETY PARTNERSHIP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 255 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) provides an update of the successful work of the Community Safety Partnership over the last 12 months and requests that the Committee formally supports the Partnership’s ongoing commitment to reduce youth Anti-Social Behaviour and tackle emerging issues such as ‘county lines’, knife crime and serious violence.

 

Additional documents:

9.

YOUTH PARTNERSHIPS ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) provides an update on the delivery of partnerships work around young people that was undertaken by the Youth Partnerships Co-ordinator and requests that the Committee endorses the Youth Strategy and supports the implementation of the associated Action Plan.

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

SPORTS FACILITIES STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) sets out the Sports Facilities Strategy and its associated action plan.

 

Documents can be viewed on the following link: https://welhat.gov.uk/sports-strategy

Additional documents:

11.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 8 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 2019/20

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