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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Health and Public Protection Policy Development and Review Panel held on 11 September 2018.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the Health and Public Protection Policy Development and Review Panel meeting held on 11 September 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
There were no Chairman’s announcements.
Declarations of Interest and Disclosures or Advice or Directions
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.
There were no declarations of interest made at this meeting.
To receive any deputations of which notice has been lodged.
There were no deputations made at this meeting.
To receive a presentation by the Head of Democratic Services which outlines the role and functions of the new Scrutiny Panel.
The Panel received a presentation by the Head of Democratic Services which provided an introduction to the newly formed Health and Public Protection Scrutiny Panel and outlined the role and function of this new Panel. A copy of the presentation is attached to these minutes as Appendix A.
Having considered the presentation and made comments and raised questions for clarification, the Panel RESOLVED to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Health and Public Protection portfolio under Item 9 of the agenda.
To consider any items of business dealt with by the Executive since the last meeting of the Panel that fall under the remit of the Health and Public Protection Portfolio. This will include any decisions taken by individual Members during the same time period.
The Panel considered the Executive items of business which fall under the remit of the Health and Public Protection Portfolio, including Individual Executive Member decisions that have taken place since the last meeting of the Scrutiny Board on 04 June 2018.
The Panel considered the decisions shown at item 7(1) of the agenda.
RESOLVED that the Health and Public Protection Scrutiny Panel considered the following item of Executive Business:
No comments were received.
Executive Member Update
To receive a verbal update from the Executive Member on matters relating to the Health and Public Protection portfolio, e.g. the Police and Crime Panel and Local Strategic Health Issues.
The Panel received a verbal update on Executive Business from the Director of Planning and Regulation on behalf of Councillor T M Cartwright, MBE, the Executive Member for Health and Public Protection. The update covered current Local Health Strategic issues and the Police and Crime Panel.
Local Health Strategic issues
Changes to the governance arrangements of the Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group have recently taken place which has combined the governing body of the Fareham & Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group with those of other Clinical Commissioning Groups in the County to form the Partnership of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Groups. The Partnership will operate under a single Governing Body and a single Accountable Officer.
Councillor Cartwright recently attended a meeting of the Fareham Community Hospital Governing Body and the Hospital’s Community Patient Group. Making the best use of the hospital facilities continues to be a key issue with some service provision being lost due to expensive hiring costs.
A recent meeting of the Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group and other health organisations was recently attended by the Leader, Councillor Cartwright, Councillor Evans and Council Officers to discuss Health provision for Welborne. Progress is being made, with the Council having secured a commitment from the CCG in relation to the provision of a health and well-being hub. Additionally, a specification is to be provided by the CCG setting out their potential space requirements to inform the Council’s consideration and determination of Buckland Development’s outstanding planning application for Welborne. Given the long period required for the delivery of Welborne, one of the greatest challenges will be ensuring provision in the early stages of the establishment of the new community
The Police Crime Panel
An Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner was recently appointed by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The poor communication of this appointment caused concern amongst the Police and Crime Panel Members as they were put in a difficult position in dealing with media enquiries.
Inspector Mark Hull has now moved on from the Fareham Policing team. A replacement is currently being sourced.
The Fareham Partnership Action Group is reviewing antisocial behaviour issues and continues to work very effectively.
RESOLVED that the Director of Planning and Regulation be thanked for providing the verbal update on behalf of the Executive Member.
Health and Public Protection Scrutiny Panel Priorities
To provide an opportunity for Members to consider the scrutiny priorities for the Health and Public Protection Panel.
The Panel considered the scrutiny priorities for the Health and Public Protection Panel that align to the Corporate Strategy 2017-23 and which will help ensure that corporate priorities are delivered.
At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Mrs K K Trott addressed the Panel on this item.
Members discussed and put forward the following topics for consideration on the Scrutiny Priorities:
· CCTV Partnership
- A review of the areas currently covered by CCTV and how new areas can be included;
- An update on the installation of any new cameras and the removal of existing units;
- Information on how Members or the local community can request that a new camera be added to the network;
- An understanding of whether CCTV could play a role in the management of antisocial behaviour in the Borough’s district and local centres;
- Consideration on whether it is possible to use mobile CCTV or short-term CCTV and what the cost would be to run it;
- an overview of the budget position for the CCTV Partnership and a comparison to predicted spending.
· Police Crime Commissioner
- An invitation to be extended to the Police Crime Commissioner to attend a future meeting of the Panel to give an update on police matters. The Panel was clear that it did not want the invitation to be delegated to the newly appointed Assistant Police Crime Commissioner.
· Relationship with health care providers
- Information on how a relationship can be built with the Management Board of Southampton Hospitals so that regular updates are received in the same way as they are received from Portsmouth in respect of QA hospital;
- Information on the provision available at Fareham Community Hospital;
- Information about the provision that the CCG intends to make at Welborne;
- Information about what additional GP provision will be made as a result of the housing developments taking place in Fareham.
The following priorities were identified that cross over with the Housing Scrutiny Panel and which may present an opportunity for joint Scrutiny Panels to be held:
· Homelessness and anti-social behaviour
- A regular review of homelessness and rough sleeping on the streets and how it links to anti-social behaviour;
- An update on the effectiveness of the Town Centre Public Spaces Protection Order;
- Information on mental health issues and how they relate to homelessness and antisocial behaviour;
- An update on the provision of Outreach Workers to work with people with mental health issues;
- Information about the service provided through the Avalon Centre and whether there are alternative sources that can deliver these services if necessary;
- Information on how vulnerable people can access the prevention, early intervention and resettlement service(PIERS) that is provided through the Two Saints Accommodation Resource Centre.
The following priorities were identified that cross over with the Streetscene Scrutiny Panel and which may present an opportunity for joint Scrutiny Panels to be held:
· Enforcement of dog fouling, fly tipping and littering
- An understanding of how the priorities are split between the two Executive portfolios;
- Information on how the two Executive portfolios can work together to meet corporate priorities;
- A summary of the big challenges to be tackled
RESOLVED that the Chairman and the Director of Planning and Regulation consider the suggestions put forward by Members to formulate the new Scrutiny Priorities Plan for the Panel.