Agenda and minutes

Overview, Scrutiny & Policy Development Committee - Monday, 13th January, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: 0.02 Chamber - Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY. View directions

Contact: Paul Wheeler  (0191) 643 5318 Email: Democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

OV27/20

Appointment of Substitute Members

To receive a report on the appointment of Substitute Members.

 

 

Minutes:

Pursuant to the Council’s constitution the appointment of the following substitute Member was reported:- Councillor J Wallace for Councillor A Austin.

OV28/20

Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted

You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.

 

You are also invited to disclose any dispensation in relation to any registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.

 

You are also requested to complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest

OV29/20

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To confirm the minutes of the Overview, Scrutiny & Policy Development Committee meeting held on 21 October & 4 November 2019.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that the minutes held on the 21 October & 4 November 2019

OV30/20

Retail and Town Centre Sub Group pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To receive the report and recommendations of the Retail and Town Centre Sub Group.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the report of the Retail and Town Centre Sub-group.

 

In presenting the report and its recommendation Councillor Janet Hunter informed the committee that the sub-group had completed its work during the 2018/19 period, however there had been a delay to the reporting the sub-groups findings.

 

It was stated that during the delay the Council had developed its strategy, “An Ambition for North Tyneside” that encapsulated the views of the sub-group and that was being progressed.

 

It was therefore requested that the work undertaken by the sub-group be noted.

 

It was Agreed that the report of the Retail and Town Centre Sub-group be noted.

 

OV31/20

2020/21 Budget Scrutiny Report pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the report produced by the Budget Sub-group

Minutes:

 

The Committee received the report of the Budget Sub-group that detailed the scrutiny into the Cabinet’s initial 2020/24 Financial Planning and Budget proposals.

 

The group met on 16 December 2019, where officers presented the position of the Authority budget, the Initial budget proposals and several business cases that would allow the Authority to make the necessary savings to have a balanced budget.

 

The Committee was informed that there would be a further meeting of the Budget Sub-group, where it would scrutinise the Cabinets Final Budget Proposals and this would take place on the 4 February 2020. The Committee agreed to delegate the sub-group responsibility to make further comment and any recommendations to Cabinet following this meeting.

 

It was Agreed that (1) the Budget Sub-Group report detailing comments be referred to Cabinet; and (2) delegate responsibility to the Budget Sub-group to make further comment and any recommendations to Cabinet following scrutiny of Cabinets 2020/21 Final Budget Proposals.

OV32/20

Technical Services Partnership - Capita Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To receive a update report for Quarter 2 (‘Q2’) of the financial year, detailing Partnership performance from July to September 2019 against the agreed Annual Service Plan for 2019/20. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the update for Quarter 2 (‘Q2’) of the financial year, detailing Capita Partnership performance from July to September 2019 against the agreed Annual Service Plan for 2019/20. 

 

The Council monitors performance of the Partnership on a monthly basis and Capita are required to meet a series of important performance milestones for each service they deliver on our behalf and these are known as Key Performance Indicators (‘KPI’s).

 

The KPI’s, divided into Category 1 (not linked to the payment mechanism) and Category 2 (linked to the payment mechanism) and each have an explicit target.

 

Performance scorecards were reported for each of the following service areas:

 

·         Property Services

·         Engineering Services

·         Regulatory Services

 

It was Agreed that the Technical Services Partnership - Capita Quarterly Update be noted.

 

OV33/20

Exclusion Resolution

The Committee will be requested to pass the following resolution:

 

Resolved that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 2 of Schedule 12A of the Act, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

Minutes:

Resolved that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test in accordance with Part 2 of Schedule 12A the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

OV34/20

Technical Services Partnership - Capita Quarterly Update Further information

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received the Capita Quarterly financial position information.

 

It was Agreed that the  Capita Quarterly financial position information be noted