Agenda and minutes

Corporate Select Committee
Monday, 10th June, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email: rachel.rourke@highpeak.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

20/1

Appointment of Chairman and Vice-Chairman for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

1.     That Councillor Ashton be appointed as Chairman of Corporate Select Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

2.     That Councillor Stone be appointed as Vice-Chairman of Corporate Select Committee for the 2019/20 Municipal Year.

 

20/2

To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

1.    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

2.    Other Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations made.

20/3

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2019 be approved as a correct record.

 

20/4

Bite Size Briefing pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Director (Transformation) made a presentation to the Committee around the Council’s decision making process, the role of scrutiny, the role of Corporate Select Committee, developing a work programme and the role of officers.

 

Councillors discussed the role of the Committee with regards to influencing the co-ordination of the overall select committee work programme, a suggested duration of 10 minutes for presentations by guest speakers, the scheduling of regular updates from key partners such as the police,  developing sub-groups following the priorities of the new corporate plan and engagement with the public. It was suggested that chairs and vice chairs of select committees should meet following the adoption of the Corporate Plan to discuss the work programme.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the presentation be noted.

20/5

Performance Framework 2019/20 and Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report that:

 

·           Provided members with an opportunity to scrutinise the draft Performance Framework and associated targets for 2019/20.

·           Presented the findings from the Annual Report and how these have influenced the framework.

·           Outlined the suggested approach and timescale for the development of a new 4-year Corporate Plan.   

 

Members discussed the reported levels of recycling, cost and operational issues regarding charging for green waste and the need to review key performance indicators following the adoption of the Corporate Plan. Councillors also queried the trend for temporary accommodation and how this could be interpreted in various ways and the possible reasons for increase in recent years (e.g. benefit changes and insufficient affordable housing).  An homelessness update would be presented to the next meeting of the Community Select Committee. Councillors also referred to poor feedback received with regards to grass-cutting, the promotion of recycling and difficulty experienced to obtain red bags and publicity with regards to collections.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Performance Framework 2019/20 and Annual Report 2018/19 be recommended to the Executive for approval, subject to the comments above.

20/6

Re-appointment of Council Tax Recovery Working Group pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillors Grooby, Oakley, Lomax, Siddall and Stone be appointed to the Council Tax Recovery Working Group.

20/7

Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

Councillors agreed that items would be added to the work programme following the priority setting session on 16 July 2019.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Select Committee Work Programme be noted.