Agenda and minutes

Corporate Select Committee
Monday, 11th June, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Cafe, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

18/1

Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair pdf icon PDF 14 KB

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Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That Councillor Barrow be appointed as Chair and Councillor Douglas as Vice-Chair of Corporate Select Committee for the 2018/19 Municipal Year.

18/2

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

With reference to minute 18/53, the report around the impact of the closure of Buxton Court would be submitted to the next meeting of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2018 be approved as a correct record.

18/3

Fourth Quarter (Provisional Outturn) Financial, Procurement and Performance Review 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which provided information of the Council’s overall performance and financial position for the period ended 31 March 2018 (“Fourth Quarter 2017/18”).

 

Particular reference was made to the underspend on the General Fund budget, the achievement of the 2017/18 efficiency targets on the general fund and HRA, the underspend on the capital programme due to the reprofiling of asset management schemes and the high standards maintained for collection rates.

 

In response to concerns expressed, assurances were received that the underspends were systematic rather than resource driven, and that the results of the stock condition survey, which would identify the priority spend areas  would be considered by the HRA Working Group in due course. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the Fourth Quarter 2017/18 financial, procurement and performance position detailed in Appendices A, B and C and summarised at 3.3 of the covering report, be noted;

 

2.    That the Executive be recommended to approve the allocation of the surplus on the General Fund Revenue Account to reserves as explained in Appendix A (paragraph 2.9);

 

3.    That the Executive be recommended to approve the carry forward of capital budgets into 2018/19 as set out in section 7 (General Fund Capital) and section 8 (HRA Capital)

18/4

Performance Framework 2018/19 (incorporating the Annual Report 2017/18 and revised Corporate Plan 2018 - 2019) pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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Minutes:

The Committee considered a report which provided members with a further opportunity to scrutinise the draft Performance Framework and associated targets for 2018/19; presented the findings of the Annual Report and how these have influenced the Framework and Corporate Plan refresh, and outlined the suggested approach and timescale for approval of the 2018/19 Performance Framework.

 

It was noted that the draft Performance Framework had been considered at a workshop held on 22 May, where a number of amendments had been recommended which had been incorporated into the report considered by Corporate Select Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Executive be recommended to approve the Performance Framework 2018/19 (incorporating the Annual Report 2017/18 and revised Corporate Plan 2018-2019)

 

18/5

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect pdf icon PDF 33 KB

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Minutes:

The Committee considered and updated on the Council’s actions to meet its safeguarding duties, together with an amended Safeguarding Policy which reflected recent legislative and other changes.

 

Particular reference was made to the inclusion of Modern Slavery within the council’s safeguarding duties, and the differing role of the police, council and other agencies in responding to such referrals.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the Executive be recommended to note the actions taken by the Council in response to its safeguarding duties;

 

2.    That the Executive be recommended to approve the amended Safeguarding Policy.

18/6

Select Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes:

The following additions were requested to Select Committee Work Programmes:

 

·         Impact of the closure of Buxton Court

·         The future of the two hospital sites in Buxton should services move to the former Nestle site

 

A number of issues were raised regarding parking on pavements and driving whilst on a mobile phone.  The Police would be contacted and asked to respond to Councillor Hardy direct.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the above, the Select Committee Work Programmes be noted.

 

 

18/7

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business as there may be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

18/8

Exempt Minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 23 April 2018 be approved as a correct record.

18/9

Alliance Environmental Services (AES) Final Arrangements

Minutes:

The Committee considered the service financial arrangements and implications for services to be transferred to Alliance Environmental Services (AES) in the second phase and made recommendations to the Executive.