Agenda and minutes

Overview, Scrutiny & Policy Development Committee - Monday, 2nd September, 2019 6.00 pm

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

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No. Item


Appointment of Substitute Members

To receive a report on the appointment of Substitute Members


There were no substitutes


Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

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 and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.


Please complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.


Councillor L Miller declared a registerable personal interest in item 6 Efficiency Savings Programme: 2019/20 Quarter 1: Progress (OV19/09/19) business case regarding Public Health. He was a Director of TyneHealth Limited that provides NHS Health Checks.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 18 July 2019.


Resolved that minute of the meeting held on 18 July 2019 be confirmed;


Mayors Annual Address

To receive a presentation from the Elected Mayor on the Cabinets

priorities for the coming year.


The Elected Mayor, Norma Redfearn, attended the meeting to share the Council’s achievements in the past year and her priorities for the year ahead.


It had been another extremely busy but productive year which had seen many of her commitments being fulfilled.


The Mayor acknowledged the hard work undertaken by her Cabinet, officers and all elected members to deliver the Councils vision and stated that it had been her mission to lead a Council that worked better for residents by dealing with the issues important to them and to deliver the real improvements for the borough that were most important to them.


Our North Tyneside plan


The Mayor continued to inform the Committee of the Council’s on-going priorities.


The Our North Tyneside Plan 2018-2021 would continue to ensure everyone in North Tyneside would have more and better opportunities, with the aim for the year ahead, to continue to drive forward and develop plans to keep North Tyneside a great place to live, work and visit.


Our people would receive the best start in life and have the right skills and abilities to achieve their full potential, find employment and live independently.


They will be healthy, well, and be cared for and protected if they become vulnerable. Residents will be able to volunteer and do more for themselves and their local communities. They will have a council that works better for them.


Our places will be clean, green, healthy, attractive and sustainable. The borough would be cycle-friendly with effective public transport and good roads, pavements and physical infrastructure.


Our coastline and town centres will be regenerated through projects across the borough. With a good choice of affordable homes and accommodation for older residents.


The boroughs award-winning parks and beaches, festivals and seasonal activities will make us a thriving place to visit.


Our economy would grow by supporting new businesses and the world-class companies based here. The Council would ensure the right skills and conditions were in place to attract new investment, and that high-quality job and apprenticeship opportunities would be available to all. On-going investment would make our business parks and town centres locations of choice for businesses of all sizes and in all industries.


These priorities had been formed by listening to residents, businesses and visitors and developing and allocating the Council’s resources to the things that matter most to them.


The Mayor stated she had continued to hold Listens Events on a Saturday morning in town centres, providing residents with the opportunity to talk to her and Cabinet at a time that was convenient to them about the things that matter to them.


The feedback from these and other engagement events had been extremely positive and had provided an opportunity to discuss issues of real importance to our residents.


The Mayor then focussed on what had been delivered.


Our People had seen a 20% increase in the number of children that have reached a good level of development in their early years. More children - especially those on free  ...  view the full minutes text for item OV17/19


Efficiency Savings Programme: 2019/20 Quarter 1: Progress Report pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To receive Quarter 1 position of key 2019/20 projects and business

cases within the overall Efficiency Savings Programme.

Additional documents:


The Head of Resources attended the meeting and presented the Quarter 1 position of the Efficiency Savings Programme as at 30 June 2019.


The overall savings requirement for the 2019/20 business cases was £10.533m.


The update set out the each project that would deliver the required savings whilst delivering priority outcomes within the agreed Efficiency Plan.


At the quarter one position;


£1.161m had been achieved;

• £5.171m was forecast to be achieved;

• £1.100m of mitigation towards the total savings requirement had been identified; and;

• £3.101m was still to be achieved.


A Member commented the good achievement in the level of savings realised within the first quarter.


It was AGREED that the Efficiency Savings Programme: 2019/20 Quarter 1: Progress be noted.



Technical Services Partnership - Capita Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To receive the update detailing Partnership performance for Q1 (April –

June 2019) against the agreed Annual Service Plan for 2019/20, and

the financial outturn of 2018/19.

Additional documents:


The Head of Commissioning and Asset Management and the partnership Director (Capita) presented Technical Services Partnership – Capita Quarterly Update.


Financial Outturn for 2018/19


There were a number of in-year pressures throughout the year that included:

• Taxi Licensing

• Property Business Cases

• Engineer’s fees

• Repairs & Maintenance

• Security Costs at Sir G.B Hunter


It was noted that management of these in-year pressures allowed the Partnership to return a year end outturn with a variance of zero.


For the Investment Schedule Outturn, against the annual target of £1.918m, the outturn investment was £2.202m.


Quarter 1 2019/20 Performance update


The Committee was informed that there is performance monitoring on a monthly basis and Capita was required to meet Key Performance Indicators.

The Committee was provided performance scorecards for each of the service areas:

• Property Services

• Engineering Services

• Regulatory Services


The Committee also received further operational achievements carried out throughout the borough.


A Member raised a concern and asked if Highways England could be approached to provide an update to when the cycleway/pedestrian bridges at the Silverlink roundabout would be opened to the public.


A Member questioned ENG1.2 and asked why it was only expected 90% compliance of Capita workforce for this KPI. The view put forward was it should be closer to 100%.


The Partnership Director (Capita) stated that updated information would be provided.


A Member requested in relation to ENG.1.5 that further information and which North Tyneside schools were included into the Sustainable Transport on Go Smarter Scheme for schools.


The Partnership Director (Capita) stated that updated information on this would be provided.


It was AGREED that (1) the 2018/19 Partnership outturn; and (2) 2019/20 Q1 performance be noted