Corporate Scrutiny Panel – 13 June 2013
Councillors Ishaq, P Vickers, Wardle and Wilson.
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
175 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests –
No whip was declared.
176 (4) CORPORATE SCRUTINY PANEL – The Chairman welcomed the Director of Policy and Resources to the meeting. The Director had been invited to assist members’ understanding of their terms of reference due to the Policy and Resources service mirroring the terms of reference of the scrutiny panel.
Consequently, the Chairman welcomed the council’s Director of Policy and Resources, and Assistant Directors for Human Resources, Legal and Democratic Services, Financial Services and Business Support to the meeting, namely Mike Wedgewood, Helen Manderson, Will Bell, Peter Fijalkowski and Martin Ogelsby respectively. The Director and his Assistants gave an oversight of their service areas, what achievements had been made in the last year, and brought to the panels attention future challenges and policy developments in the service.
Following the presentation, the Chairman invited members to question the council’s Director of Policy and Resources and Assistant Directors for Human Resources, Legal and Democratic Services, Financial Services and Business Support.
Resolved – That the Director of Policy and Resources and his Assistant Directors for Human Resources, Legal and Democratic Services, Financial Services and Business Support be thanked for their attendance, presentation and for answering members’ questions.
177 CONDSIDERATION OF THE WORK PROGRAMME – The Chairman invited members to discuss issues they might want to suggest for inclusion in the future work programme of this panel. He outlined a couple of areas which required further investigations and updates, including the council’s commercial strategy, and also the council’s employee survey 2013.
Resolved – (a) That the Commercial Manager be invited to the next meeting to provide an update on the council’s commercial activities, and (b) that a copy of the employee survey 2013 be presented to the next meeting.
178 (5) ADDED ITEM – The Chairman requested an update for the panel on the localised support for council tax and related reforms – action plan. The Director of Policy and Resources presented the panel with a copy of the proposed action plan that was to be presented to Cabinet on the 25 June 2013 for approval, and sought any questions and comments before doing so.
Resolved – That the action plan be noted.