People Scrutiny Panel – 1 May 2013

PRESENT:  Councillor Marper in the Chair.
Councillors Collinson (Vice-Chair), Evison, Godfrey and Wells.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs Angela Dunkerley (Parent Governor Representative) and Mr W Egan (Church Representatives).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

187  DECLARATIONS OF DISCOSABLE 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.

188  MINUTES Resolved – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 27 February 2013, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.

189   PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests received.

190  REVIEW OF CHILDHOOD WEIGHT IN NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE – The Chairman welcomed Chris Matthews, Assistant Director of Community Services, and Sharon Seddon, Head of catering and cleaning to the meeting and asked them to provide the panel with an update on catering facilities and provision across North Lincolnshire schools and council facilities. The members were informed of the service profile and provision provided by the authority including 62 primary schools, 3 special schools, secondary schools, the civic centre and the Learning and Development Centre.  The uptake for school meals for primary and secondary schools was forecast at 48%, and 37% for secondary schools. Panel members questioned the food and menu choices available, staff training, food education with schools, pupils and parents, an the standards used when producing the meals.

Resolved –  (a)That the officers be thanked for the presentation provided, and (b) that the information be noted.

191  ADDED ITEM – As requested by Councillor Collinson an update was brought to the meeting on the changes with regards to safeguarding and domestic violence.  Katie Newborn, Service Manager Adult and Children Safeguarding Board attended the meeting and gave an oral update, and answered member’s questions.

Resolved – (a) that Katie be thanked for her attendance, and (b) that the position be noted.