People Scrutiny Panel – 2 October 2013


PRESENT:  Councillor Marper in the Chair.

Councillors Clark, Oldfield, Swift and Wells.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs D Senior and Mrs P Whittaker (Parent Governor Representative) and Mr W Egan (Church Representative).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

216  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.

217  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests received.

218   REVIEW OF CHILDHOOD WEIGHT IN NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE – The Chairman invited panel members to discuss their recent visits that had taken place at various schools in North Lincolnshire.  Cllr Wells and Mrs Senior updated the panel on their visit to St Peters school in Belton, and Mr Egan informed them of his and Councillor Collinson’s visit to Holme Valley.  Members of the panel were informed about the meal provisions within the schools, along with the physical activities available within the school, particularly at lunch times. Observations were also taken with regards to menu option, eating environments, pack up policies, staff comments and generated notes for completion in the panel’s final report.

Resolved –  (a)That the current position be noted, and (b) that the background report be drafted and brought back to a future meeting of the panel for consideration of its conclusions and recommendations.

219   CONSIDERATION OF THE PANEL’S FUTURE WORK PROGRAMME – Members discussed various items for their future work programme and priorities for the 2013/14 municipal year. They also indicated that they would like an update from the Cabinet member for People on key decisions, and to invite Peter Thorpe the Assistant Director for School Improvement for an update on the latest GCSE results.

Resolved – (a) That a detailed list be prepared by the Director of Policy and Resources for consideration at the next meeting, and (b) that Cllr Waltham and Peter Thorpe be invited to attend the next meeting.

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