Agenda

Scrutiny and Overview Committee
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 5.20 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room, Ground Floor

Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 16 July 2019 as a correct record.

4.

Public Questions

5.

2019-20 Performance Reporting Arrangements and Quarter 1 Operational Key Performance Indicator Results pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Additional documents:

6.

Strategic Risk Register pdf icon PDF 440 KB

To receive the Draft Strategic Risk Register Q1– Updated for Scrutiny & Overview Committee Review.

7.

Value for Money Strategy pdf icon PDF 208 KB

8.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 243 KB

For the committee to consider its work programme, which is attached with the Council’s Notice of forthcoming Key and Non-Key Decisions. When considering items to add to its work programme, the committee is requested to use the attached Scrutiny Prioritisation Tool.

 

Under this agenda item, the committee will also set up and appoint members to any Scrutiny task and finish groups.

Additional documents:

9.

To Note the Dates of Future Meetings

To note that the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 10 September  2019 at 5.20pm.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present.  Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on.  In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them.  The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 

 

"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number(s) ….. in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) ….. of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”

 

If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, the Press and public will not be able to view it.  There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt. 

10.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present. Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on. In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them. The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 

 

"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number 11 in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”

 

Paragraph 3 relates to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, the Press and public will not be able to view it. There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt.

11.

Housing Revenue Account purchase of affordable homes and review of Executive Scheme of Delegation

In accordance with Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman has agreed that this item should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency, because the Council needs to enter into a contract as soon as possible in order to mitigate against the serious risk of losing Right To Buy receipts back to the Treasury in December 2019.  The report is due to be submitted to Cabinet on 4 September 2019 and needs to be considered at this meeting as a matter of urgency in order to enable the Committee’s comments on the report to be presented to Cabinet.