Decision details

Final Service Plans 2010/11: Corporate (Support) Services

Decision Maker: New Communities Portfolio Holder, Lead Cabinet member for Planning, Policy and Performance Portfolio Holder's Meeting, Policy and Performance Portfolio Holder, Lead Cabinet member for Environmental Services and Licensing, Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder, Lead Cabinet member for Housing, Leader of Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek the views and approval of the Portfolio Holder on the draft service plan


The Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder




(a)         the following minor amendments to the Service Plan:

·         to delete the bullet point: “Need to persuade Members to reject planning advice less often and thus reduce cost of appeals” in the Executive Summary, under the heading “Legal and Democratic Services”,

·         to delete the bullet point: “Possible political instability; changes in Cabinet make-up” in section 2.a), “the Context for Our Plan – External Drivers”, under internal drivers;

·         to delete the bullet point: “Misunderstanding of the role of the public Portfolio Holder meeting, i.e. not for informal early-stage policy discussions” in section 2.c), “The Context for Our Plan – Our Strengths and Weaknesses”, under Weaknesses.


(b)         to give delegated authority to the Executive Director for Corporate Services to include a local performance indicator in the Operational Plan, which recognised the correlation of the Council’s low eviction rate to the increase in the number of Notice of Seeking Possessions (NOSP) served on tenants.


(c)         The Service Plan 2010/11 for the Corporate Support Services, as amended.

Report author: Alex Colyer

Publication date: 18/03/2010

Date of decision: 17/03/2010

Decided at meeting: 17/03/2010 - Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder's Meeting

Effective from: 26/03/2010

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