Agenda and minutes

Overview, Scrutiny & Policy Development Committee - Monday, 21st October, 2019 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services  (0191) 643 5318 Email: Democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

OV20/19

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 O’Shea for Councillor B Burdis.

OV21/19

Declarations of Interest

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.

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interest

OV22/19

2020-24 Budget and Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive a presentation from the Head of Resources in relation to the 2020-24 Budget and Financial Plan.

Minutes:

The Committee received a briefing presentation from the Head of Resources to how the budget process was undertaken and set in 2019/20. It was stated that the up and coming budget review would be for 1 year due to the significant uncertainty all Local Authorities face at the present time.

 

The Committee was informed that the 2020-2024 Financial Planning and Budget Process: Cabinet’s Initial Budget Proposals would be considered at its meeting on the 25 November 2019.

 

The Committee then received a presentation from the Head of Corporate Strategy on the 2020/21 Budget Engagement Approach.

 

The presentation provided information to the various approaches for engagement for the range of the targeted audiences.

 

Members raised the need to ensure that the timing of engagement events enabled all stakeholders the opportunity to attend and to make their views known.

 

A member raised interactive tools used by other Authorities and asked if similar approaches had been investigated for North Tyneside engagement. In response it was stated that consideration was given to this type of engagement tools, however it was viewed the feedback North Tyneside receives from its engagement was of greater quality and value.

 

A member stated that locations where engagement takes place should be carefully considered, to allow a greater diverse view to be provided. The committee was informed that work had taken place to ensure this would be provided.

 

It was Agreed that the presentation on the Budget and Engagement Approach for 2020/21 be noted.