Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Panel – 13 October 2008
PRESENT: Councillor Davison in the Chair.
Councillors Clark (vice-chair), Ali, Armitage, Ellerby, T Foster and N Sherwood.
Councillor Smith attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure 37 (b)
The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.
103 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) –
|Member||Minute||Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Ali||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor Armitage||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor Clark||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor Davison||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor Ellerby||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor Foster||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
|Councillor N Sherwood||106||Member of Neighbourhood Action Team|
No whip was declared.
104 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 15 September 2008, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.
105 PUBLIC SPEAKING – There were no requests from members of the public to address the Scrutiny Panel.
106 SAFER NEIGHBOURHOODS ACTION PROGRAMME – The Chair welcomed the Service Director Community, Planning and Resources and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Environmental and Communities to the meeting to discuss the Safer Neighbourhoods Action Programme, with particular focus on the Neighbourhood Action Teams.
Members were concerned that each Neighbourhood Action Team was operating differently. Concern was also expressed about the operational and strategic direction of the Neighbourhood Action Teams.
Members then engaged in a question and answer session with the council’s Service Director Community, Planning and Resources and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Environmental and Communities
Resolved – (a) That the Service Director Community, Planning and Resources and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood, Environmental and Communities be thanked for their attendance and for answering Members questions, and (b) that a sub-group be convened to scope the Panel’s next review into Neighbourhood Action Teams.
107 LOCAL AREA AGREEMENT – The Service Director Legal and Democratic informed the Panel of the progress being made in developing a role for overview and scrutiny in monitoring the Local Area Agreement.
Resolved – That the thematic lead and lead officer for the Safer Neighbourhoods Local Area Agreement theme be invited to a future meeting of the Panel.
108 (6) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – OCTOBER 2008 TO JANUARY 2009 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for October 2008 to December 2009.
The plan contained details of all matters and issues likely to be the subject of key decisions for a period of the next four months, updated on a monthly basis. Members discussed various items on the Forward Plan.
Resolved – That the Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for October 2008 to December 2009.
109 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for discussion at this meeting.