Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Panel (Special Meeting) – 27 October 2009

PRESENT:  Councillor Davison in the Chair.

Councillors Waltham (vice-chair), Ali, J Briggs, Clark, Collinson and Simpson.

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

199  DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – The following members declared personal interests in the following matter: –


Nature of Interest
Councillor Davison 201 Husband employed by Neighbourhood and Environmental Services
Councillor Clark 201 Relative received flood grant from North Lincolnshire Council
Councillor Waltham 201 Member of Scunthorpe Internal Drainage Board

No whip was declared.

200  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests from members of the public to address the Scrutiny Panel.

201  LOCAL ACTION TAKEN TO MANAGE FLOOD RISK IN NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE – Members of the scrutiny panel held two workshops with members of the public who had been affected by the floods of 2007 and 2008 as part of their on-going review into the ‘local action taken to manage flood risk in North Lincolnshire’.  The workshops allowed the members to ascertain the public’s views on how the council and its partners reacted to the floods and the support mechanisms that had been put in place subsequently.

Resolved – (a) That all members of the public who attended the workshops be thanked for their attendance and input into the meeting, and (b) that the position be noted.