Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel – 21 June 2018
Chairman: Councillor Robinson
Venue: Function Room 1, Civic Centre, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 6 p.m.
2. Declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests and declarations of whipping arrangements (if any).
3. To take the minutes of the meeting of the panel held on 26 April 2018, and the special meeting held on 14 May 2018 as a correct record and authorise the chairman to sign.
4. Public speaking requests, if any.
5. Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel
5.1 Terms of Reference and Membership of the Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel
5.2 Future dates of the Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel
5.3 Training Requirements
5.4 Future Work Programme and Priorities.
6. Community Grants and SSE Windfarm Monies
6.1 Discussion and questions with the Director of Adults and Community Wellbeing
6.2 Next stages.
7. Any other items that the Chairman decides are urgent by reason of special circumstances that must be specified.
PRESENT: – Councillor Robinson in the chair.
Councillors Gosling (Vice-Chair), Clark, Longcake and Swift.
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
63 DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following member declared a personal interest –
|Member||Minute||Nature of Interest|
|Councillor Longcake||69||Chairman of Messingham Playing Fields Association|
No whip was declared.
64 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK – There were no requests received.
65 (1) TERMS OF REFERENCE AND PANEL MEMBERSHIP – The Director: Governance and Partnerships briefed members on the Governance and Standards Scrutiny Panel terms of reference and panel membership which were agreed by council at its Annual Meeting on 17 May 2018.
Resolved – That the panel’s terms of reference and panel membership be noted.
66 (2) MEETINGS OF THE SCRUTINY PANEL – The Director: Governance and Partnerships circulated dates of future scheduled meetings.
Resolved – That the future meetings of the scrutiny panel be noted.
67 TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – The Chairman invited members to contact the Director: Governance and Partnerships should they require member development on any aspects of the panel’s terms of reference.
Resolved – That the position be noted.
68 CONSIDERATION OF WORK PROGRAMME Members discussed their future work programme and priorities for the 2018/19 municipal year.
Resolved – That the panels work programme be formulated, incorporating suggestions put forward by members at the meeting.
69 COMMUNITY GRANTS AND SSE WINDFARM MONIES – The Chairman welcomed Karen Pavey and Jason Whaler to the meeting, the council’s Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing and Head of Council Strategy, Information and Outcomes respectively. Miss Pavey and Mr Whaler had been invited to the meeting to discuss how the council allocated monies to community and voluntary groups via the Community Grant Fund, as well as how monies were distributed to community organisations via the SSE windfarm fund.
The Chairman then facilitated a discussion with panel members on the allocation of monies to voluntary and community groups in North Lincolnshire.
Resolved – (a) That Miss Pavey and Mr Whaler be thanked for their attendance, verbal presentation and for answering members’ questions, and (b) that the Director: Adults and Community Wellbeing provide the criteria for the allocation of, and examples of successful bids from the SSE Windfarm fund.
70 ADDED ITEM – Further to Minute 58, the Chairman informed the meeting that the Citizen Advice Bureau elements of Councillor Collinson’s added item request would be considered at the panel meeting on 12 July 2018.