Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Tuesday 5th December 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton

Contact: Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059  Email: ltawse@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

50.

Declarations of Interest

Details of all Members’ interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest. 

51.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 31 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting on 31 October 2017 were accepted as being accurate by the Committee.

52.

Public Question Time

The Chairman will allow members of the public to ask a question or make a statement about any matter on the agenda for this meeting. These questions may be taken during the meeting, when the relevant agenda item is considered, at the Chairman’s discretion.  

Minutes:

Sue Osborne asked a question regarding Item 7. 

I was shocked at how our call-in request was handled particularly the treatment of my elected County Councillor Linda Vijeh whose emails did not seem to be responded to by anyone. No-one to my knowledge explained why the call-in failed to meet  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Council Performance Monitoring Report Q2 2017_18 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To receive this report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report from the Strategic Managers for Performance and for Business Change.  The report provided Members with an update on performance across the organisation.

 

The report summarised that overall performance is stable with two red segments (P3, C4).  50% of objectives are green, 33% are amber and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report Q2 2017_18 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To receive this report.

Minutes:

The Committee received this report from the Director of Finance which provided an update on the current Revenue Budget outturn position for the 2017/18 financial year based on the end of September (Month 6).

 

The Committee were reminded that figures within the report were a projection based on a prediction  ...  view the full minutes text for item 54.

55.

Report from the County Farms Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report to follow.

Minutes:

The Committee received this report which was presented by Cllr Philip Ham, Chair of the Task & Finish Group.

 

Cllr Ham began by thanking all Members and officers that had contributed to the Task & Finish Group.

 

He introduced the report and gave a brief background to the history of county farms  ...  view the full minutes text for item 55.

56.

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To receive an update from the Governance Manager, Scrutiny and discuss any items for the work programme. To assist the discussion, attached are:

·        The Committee’s work programme

·        The Cabinet’s forward plan

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and noted the Council’s Forward Plan of

proposed key decisions.

 

A suggestion was made to scrutinise recent changes to the Park & Ride Bus Service but this was rejected following clarification that the decision to withdraw this funding had already been taken. 

 

It was clarified that any Member  ...  view the full minutes text for item 56.

57.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Minutes:

There were no other items of business.