Agenda

Social Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 12th June 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.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE CHAIRMAN

To note that Councillors B.Fitzsimon and H.Bower were appointed Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the 2019/20 municipal year at the Annual Council meeting on 20 May 2019.

2.

SUBSTITUTION OF MEMBERS

To note any substitution of Committee Members in accordance with Council Procedure Rules 19-22.

3.

APOLOGIES

4.

MINUTES

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2019 (previously circulated).

5.

ACTIONS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 75 KB

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

6.

NOTIFICATION OF URGENT BUSINESS TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER ITEM 24

7.

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.

8.

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.

9.

GREENWICH LEISURE LTD (GLL) BI-ANNUAL UPDATE, OCTOBER 2018 TO MARCH 2019

Introductory presentation from GLL following their merger with Finesse Leisure in respect of the Council’s sport and leisure sites in the Borough in 2019.

10.

CW ENTERTAINMENT ANNUAL UPDATE (2018-19)

pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services) informs Members of the work of CW Entertainment over the period April 2018 to March 2019.

11.

PERFORMANCE INDICATOR REPORT pdf icon PDF 125 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 also provides Quarter 4 and Annual data for 2018-19 along with comparative information where available.

Additional documents:

12.

YOUTH STRATEGY CONSULTATION REPORT 2019 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) sets out the draft Welwyn Hatfield Youth Strategy and Action Plan and seeks approval to consult more widely with key stakeholders.

Additional documents:

13.

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY 2019-2024 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) sets out a new draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy informed by a recent review of homelessness in the Borough and engagement with all key stakeholders.

Additional documents:

14.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) sets out the amended draft Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Strategy following consultation feedback and seeks approval with regard to its implementation.

 

The draft ASB Strategy defines how the Council will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour through a framework of prevention, early intervention, support and enforcement and sets out key priorities for the Council’s ASB service during 2019-2022.

Additional documents:

15.

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR POLICY pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of the Corporate Director (Housing and Communities) sets out the draft updated Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) Policy which provides guidance on how the Council will implement the Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy.

Additional documents:

16.

APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBER HEALTH WORKING GROUP

To appoint Members to the Member Health Working Group which falls within the remit of this Committee.

17.

RE-APPOINTMENT OF THE ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR SCRUTINY SUB-COMMITTEE FOR 2019/20

Following the establishment of the Anti-Social Behaviour Scrutiny Sub-Committee on 21 January 2019 the Committee is asked to re-appoint the Sub-Committee for the New Municipal Year.

18.

COMMITTEE OVERVIEW WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20

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.

19.

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

20.

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.

21.

COMMITTEE SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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.

22.

RESPONSE FROM CABINET/COUNCIL TO SCRUTINY RECOMMENDATIONS/ REPORTS

There are no responses to report to this meeting.

23.

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.

24.

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

25.

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 26 (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

26.

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