People Scrutiny Panel – 25 July 2012
PRESENT: Councillor Marper in the Chair.
Councillors Collinson (Vice-Chair), Clark, Godfrey and Wardle.
Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs A Dunkerley (Parent Governor Representative) and Mr W Egan and Mrs W Witter (Church Representatives).
Councillor Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.36 (b).
The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.
116 DECLARATIONS OF DISCOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – Declarations of personal interest were indicated as follows –
Nature of Interest
|Councillor P Clark
|Daughter works for the People Directorate.|
117 PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK– There were no requests received.
118 CABINET MEMBER AND SERVICE AREA PRIORITIES – The Chairman welcomed Councillor Waltham to the meeting, the council’s Cabinet Member for People. Councillor Waltham had been invited to the panel meeting to update members on any key decisions, important business or key developments which had occurred during the last quarter. Namely –
- The future of the Lilacs
- The Youth Service Review
- An ongoing review of the council’s fostering work
- The Wheels to Work programme
- The future of primary education
- Admissions policy
Following the update, the Chairman invited members to question the Cabinet Member for People.
Resolved – (a) That the update be noted, and (b) that the Cabinet Member for People be thanked for his attendance, presentation and for answering members’ questions.
119 DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILDREN’S AND ADULT SERVICES – Members received a short, verbal update on developing issues relevant to the panel’s terms of reference.
Resolved – that the position be noted.
120 ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.