Economic Development and Corporate Issues Scrutiny Panel – 15 November 2010

PRESENT: Councillor Jawaid MBE in the chair.>

Councillors Glover (Vice-chairman), Ali, Barkworth, Ellerby, Poole and Wardle.

Councillor Collinson attended the meeting in accordance with Procedure Rule 1.37b.

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

190 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUCICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following member declared a personal interest –

Member
Minute
Nature of Interest
Councillor Ali 194 Licensed Hackney Carriage Driver

No whip was declared.

191 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on1 November 2010, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.

192 PUBLIC SPEAKING – There were no requests received.

193 (11) WORKSMART AND CUSTOMER SERVICE – The chair welcomed Richard Stiff, the council’s Deputy Chief Executive and Worksmart Programme Sponsor and Jeff Tattersall, the council’s Worksmart Programme Director to the meeting. Richard and Jeff had agreed to attend the meeting to deliver a presentation on the progress being made in implementing Worksmart across the council.

Following the presentation, the chair invited all members to question the council’s Worksmart Programme Sponsor and Worksmart Programme Director.

Resolved – (a) That the presentation be noted, and (b) that Mr Stiff and Mr Tattersall be thanked for their attendance and for answering member’s questions.

194 (12) NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE MARKETS ACTION PLAN UPDATE – The chair welcomed Peter Williams, Service Director Asset Management and Culture and Paul Taylor, the council’s Head of Commercial, Property and Tourism to the meeting. Peter and Paul had agreed to attend the meeting to update members on the implementation of the recommendations contained within the action plan approved by Cabinet on 9 June 2010.

Members also received an update on how the monies identified in the aforementioned Cabinet report had been utilised.

Resolved – (a) That the update be noted, and (b) that Mr Williams and Mr Taylor be thanked for their attendance and for answering member’s questions.

195 (13) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – NOVEMBER 2010 TO FEBRUARY 2011 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for November 2010 to February 2011.

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.

Resolved – That the Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for November 2010 to February 2011 be noted.

196 ADDED ITEM – The chair informed the panel that in accordance with the council’s constitution, and after liasing with the Service Director Legal and Democratic and the relevant council officers, the two outstanding added items would be considered on the following dates –

  • On 29 November 2010 the panel would consider the added item on Local Enterprise Partnerships. The Chief Executive had confirmed his attendance at the meeting.
  • On 6 December 2010 the panel would consider the added item on the appointment of a management contractor to the Baths Hall or Baths Hall and Plowright Theatre. The Service Director Asset Management and Culture had confirmed his attendance at the meeting.

Resolved – That the oral update be noted.