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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies of absence.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 24 August 2020.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 24 August 2020 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.

3.

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

There were no Chairman’s announcements.

4.

Declarations of Interest and Disclosures of Advice or Direction

To receive any declarations of interest from members in accordance with Standing Orders and the Council’s Code of Conduct and disclosures of advice or directions received from Group Leaders or Political Groups, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations of which notice has been lodged.

Minutes:

There were no deputations made at this meeting.

6.

The Council's Carbon Footprint in 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report by the Director of Planning and Regeneration which provides details of the Council’s footprint in 2019/20.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Director of Planning and Regeneration on the Council Services Carbon Footprint.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Martin, Executive Member for Streetscene addressed the Panel on this item.

 

Members discussed this item at length and made a variety suggestions,

 

Councillor Keeble asked whether the Council’s housing stock could benefit from one of the Government’s schemes for reducing carbon emissions, and if the Council could advertise these schemes to the wider borough.

 

Councillor Kelly asked for clarification on the carbon footprint of producing papers for Committee meetings.

 

Councillor Mrs Bayford put forward a suggestion that the Mayor’s car could be changed to an electric car, and whether any of the Council vehicle fleet could be replaced with electric vehicles as and when they come up for replacement.

 

Members were advised that, following approval of this Executive report, the focus will be production of carbon reduction plan for the Council’s services which will cover the Council’s housing stock. There will also be work undertake with the wider borough through the Greening Scheme.

 

RESOLVED that the Panel recommendations to the Executive at its meeting on 12 October 2020 that:

 

(a)  The Panel’s comments/suggestions above are taken into account when considering this report; and

 

(b)  the details set out in Appendix A of its report and that it is used as the basis for the preparation of the Council’s Carbon Reduction Plan.

7.

The Revised Medium Term Finance Strategy pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on the Council’s revised Medium Term Finance Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on the revised Medium Term Finance Strategy for the period of 2020/21 through to 2024/25.

 

RESOLVED that the Panel recommends to the Executive at its meeting on 12 October 2020 that it approves the Medium-Term Finance Strategy for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25 as set out in Appendix A of the report.

8.

Annual Review of the Corporate Strategy pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To consider a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer on an Annual Review of the Corporate Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Panel considered a report by the Deputy Chief Executive Officer

 

It was suggested that the wording to priority three of the Corporate Strategy in respect of the graves at holly hill be re-worded to “Create 400 new graves as an extension to Holly Hill cemetery to increase the number of burial plots available to residents of the west of the Borough.”

 

RESOLVED that the Panel recommends the Executive at its meeting on 2 November 2020 that: -

 

(a)  The revised wording to Priority Three as outlined above be approved; and

 

(b)  That the recommended changes as set out in the Executive report be approved.

9.

Executive Business pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider any items of business dealt with by the Executive since the last meeting of the Panel, that falls under the remit of the Policy and Resources Portfolio. This will include any decisions taken by individual members during the same time period.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the Executive items of business which fall under the remit of the Policy and Resources Portfolio, including Executive Member decisions and Officer delegated decisions, that have taken place since the last meeting of the Panel on 3 March 2020.

 

The Panel considered the decisions shown at items 9 (1) to 9 (18) of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED that the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Panel considered the following items of Executive Business.

9(1)

Provision of Upgraded Power Supplies at Faraday Business Park, Daedalus pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(2)

Climate Change and Carbon Reduction pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(3)

Capital Expenditure at Faretec, Cams Estate Business Park pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(4)

Citizen of Honour Nominations 2020 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(5)

Irrecoverable Debts pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(6)

Discretionary Business Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(7)

Local Authority Discretionary Grants Awards pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(8)

General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(9)

Local Discretionary Grant Awards pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(10)

Covid-19 Recovery Plan (Objectives and Framework) pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(11)

Capital and Treasury Management Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(12)

Works to Property at Bridge Road, Sarisbury Green pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(13)

Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(14)

Covid-19 Emergency Revised 2020/21 Budget pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(15)

Parking Service Review pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(16)

Covid-19 Economic Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(17)

Osborn Road Multi Storey Car Park pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

9(18)

Covid-19 Impact on Daedalus Faraday Business Park Investment Project pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

No comments were received.

10.

Scrutiny Priorities

To provide an opportunity for Members to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Policy and Resources Panel.

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer addressed the Panel on this item and explained to them that since the Panel last looked at the Scrutiny Priorities in March, that may of the previous proposed items of business have now changed due to the change in priorities as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

 

He outlined to members to the periodic items of business that the Panel has to deal with through the municipal year and suggested that he meet with the Chairman to discuss a new plan to incorporate the changes in priority for the portfolio. This was agreed by the Panel.

 

Lastly, he gave members an opportunity to put forward any suggestions for items of business that they may want to scrutinise. A suggestion was made that an item next year be brought to the Panel on Daedalus and how the Pandemic has affected the running of the airport, and the businesses that reside there. It was agreed that this would be brought to a future meeting of the Panel.

 

 




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