Agenda, decisions and minutes

Scrutiny for Policies and Place Committee
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Luttrell Room - County Hall, Taunton

Contact: Lindsey Tawse on 01823 355059, Email: ltawse@somerset.gov.uk  Jamie Jackson on 01823 359040, Email: jajackson@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

86.

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.

The Chair of the Committee welcomed all those present to the meeting and paid tribute to her predecessor Cllr T Lock who had Chaired the Committee since 2013, noting that he would be a hard act to follow. 

87.

Minutes from the previous meeting held on 24 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm the minutes are accurate.

Decision:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting on 24 April 2018 were accepted as being

accurate by the Committee.

88.

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.  

Decision:

Minutes:

There were no members of the public present, and hence no questions asked, statements/comments made or petitions presented.

89.

SCC Draft Business Plan pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report outlining the Council’s Draft Business Plan for 2018 which set out what the Council would aim to do over the coming year with its partners and communities to deliver the Council’s Vision in the most efficient way possible for Somerset’s taxpayers.

 

The Committee also benefited  ...  view the full minutes text for item 89.

90.

Passenger Transport Strategy pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To receive the report. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee considered this report which explained the current Passenger Transport Strategy was developed as part of the Local Transport Plan for Somerset (2011-2026) and known as the ‘Future Transport Plan’. It was noted that the Plan had been developed to be a living document and updated and reviewed when  ...  view the full minutes text for item 90.

91.

Highways Maintenance Contract pdf icon PDF 8 MB

To receive the presentation.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee received a very thorough presentation on the Highways Maintenance Contract that had come in to effect from 1 April 2017. It was noted that contract governance meetings were held every month to ensure good progress was maintained and the 23 key performance indicators and the 28 quality performance  ...  view the full minutes text for item 91.

92.

Parking Services Update pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee received a report that provided an update on the insourcing of the back office notice processing and associated services, an update on the extension of the Enforcement Services contract with NSL, an update on the Parking Services Budget, an update following the introduction of the revised resident parking  ...  view the full minutes text for item 92.

93.

Connecting Devon & Somerset Broadband Programme Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To receive the report. 

Decision:

Minutes:

The Committee agreed, due to time constraints, to defer consideration of this information report to a future meeting. 

94.

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:

Decision:

Minutes:

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

proposed key decisions.

 

The Committee considered and noted its own work programme of future agenda items and the Chair and Vice Chair undertook to meet with the Scrutiny Manager to reconsider agenda planning/meeting workloads.

95.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chairman may raise any items of urgent business.

Decision:

Minutes:

The Chair invited the Scrutiny Manager to invite expressions of interest from Members for the Joint Scrutiny of both the Somerset Rivers Authority (SRA) and the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).

 

It was agreed that:

Cllr Lewis and Cllr Leyshon would sit on the SWP Scrutiny Panel and,

Cllr Groskop and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 95.