Safer and Stronger Communities Scrutiny Panel – 15 March 2011

PRESENT: Councillor Davison in the chair.

Councillors Ali, Armitage, Ellerby and T Foster.

Councillor Barkworth attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.37 (b).

The panel met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

391 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUCICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial interest.

No whip was declared.

392 MINUTES – Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on1 March 2011, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chair.

393 PUBLIC SPEAKING – There were no requests received.

394 (43) COUNCIL RESPONSE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER – The chair welcomed the council’s Director of Infrastructure Services and the Head of Better Roads to the meeting. Mr Williams and Mr Beales had been invited to provide an overview of the council’s response to the adverse weather experienced during the winter period 2010/11.

Following a verbal presentation from the Director, the chair facilitated a discussion between the members and Mr Williams and Mr Beales.

Resolved – (a) That Mr Williams and Mr Beales be thanked for their attendance and for answering members questions, (b) that members be kept fully informed of the progress of the internal review into the council’s response to the adverse weather experienced during the winter period 2010/11, and (c) that Mr Williams, Mr Beales and the Cabinet Member be invited to a future meeting to report on the findings of the review once it had been completed.

395 (44) LEADER OF THE COUNCIL’S FORWARD PLAN – MARCH TO JUNE 2011 – The Service Director Legal and Democratic circulated the Leader of North Lincolnshire Council’s Forward Plan for March to June 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. Members discussed various items on the Forward Plan.

Resolved – That the Leader of the Council’s Forward Plan for March to June 2011 be noted.

396 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.