Agenda

Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday 4th March 2019 7.30 pm

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

Contact: Marie Lowe 

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 19 – 22.

2.

APOLOGIES

3.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 January 2019 (previously circulated).

4.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 52 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 21

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.

TOWN CENTRE ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) and accompanying presentation gives a brief insight into the action taken by Officers within each town centre over the past year, and indicates the direction of future developments, the Team’s successes and partnership working.

9.

YOUTH AND SPORT PARTNERSHIPS ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) and accompanying presentation provides an update of the activities and events undertaken around young people and sport over the past year by the Community Partnerships Team who had successfully engaged with the local community.

10.

MUSEUM SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) and accompanying presentation informs of the work of the Council’s Museum Service over the period April 2018 to March 2019.

11.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS 2018-19 QUARTER THREE pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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

Additional documents:

12.

SAFEGUARDING ANNUAL UPDATE

Presentation from the Neighbourhoods and Enforcement Manager provides an update on the work of the Council to meet its responsibilities for safeguarding.

13.

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY UPDATE

Presentation from the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) provides an update on the work of the Council to meet its responsibilities for Equality and Diversity.

14.

DRAFT SOCIAL OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2018/2019 AND WORK PROGRAMME 2019/2020 - REPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 6.3(C) OF THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Public Protection, Planning and Governance), sets out the draft Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report for 2018/2019 together and Work Programme 2019/2020.

15.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 55 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.

16.

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

17.

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.

18.

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.

19.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/ REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

20.

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.

21.

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

22.

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 23 (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

23.

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