Places Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 20 December 2013

PRESENT:  Councillor Evison in the chair.

Councillors Bainbridge, Collinson, England and Ogg.

Councillors Ali, Carlile, Godfrey, Grant, Poole, Whiteley and Wilson attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

332  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of pecuniary or personal and prejudicial interests.

No whip was declared.

333  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.

334  (13)  ITEM REQUESTED FOR CALL-IN IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 22 OF PART D RULE 5 (OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY PROCEDURE RULES) OF THE COUNCIL’S CONSTITUTION – Minute 26 of the Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, Asset Management, Culture and Housing and People Cabinet Members meeting held on 11 December 2013 – Community Grant Aid Applications – The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, and invited a nominee of the members who had requested the call-in to speak on the above decision and question the Cabinet Members.  Members outlined areas of concern as reasons for seeking a review of the above decision.  Namely –

  • Why full grant request was not approved?
  • Where was the shortfall to be found?

Following a discussion on the above issues, the Customer Services, Sport and Leisure and People Cabinet Members were invited to respond to the concerns and reasons for the decision being called in, and be held to account for the decision taken.  The Director of Places was also invited to comment.

Resolved – That no further action be taken, and the above joint decision of the Customer Services, Sport and Leisure, Asset Management, Culture and Housing and People Cabinet Members (minute 26 refers) be implemented with immediate effect.

In accordance with Procedure Rule D1.36 (c), Councillors Bainbridge and Collinson wished to be recorded as voting against the above resolution.