Corporate Scrutiny Panel – 11 June 2015

PRESENT: –  Councillor Robinson in the chair.

Councillors Bainbridge (Vice-Chair), Carlile, J Davison and P Vickers.

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

331  DECLARATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE 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.

332  MINUTES – That the minutes of the proceedings of this panel held on 9 April 2015, having been printed and circulated amongst the members, be taken as read and correctly recorded and signed by the chairman.

333  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK There were no requests received.

334  (1)  TERMS OF REFERENCE AND PANEL MEMBERSHIP The Director of Policy and Resources briefed members on the Corporate Scrutiny Panel terms of reference and panel membership which were agreed by council at its Annual Meeting on 21 May 2015.

Resolved – That the panel’s terms of reference and panel membership be noted.

335  (2)  MEETINGS OF THE SCRUTINY PANEL – The Director of Policy and Resources circulated dates of future scheduled meetings, which were agreed by council at its Annual Meeting on 21 May 2015.

Resolved – That the future meetings of the scrutiny panel be noted.

336  (3)  REGENERATING NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE – The Chairman informed the meeting that during the Municipal Year 2014/15, the Panel had commenced a review into regenerating North Lincolnshire.  With the election looming and the review far from completed, it was agreed to present an interim report to Cabinet.  The report was considered by Cabinet on 31 March 2015.  The intention was for the review to continue during 2015/16.

Consequently, the Chairman guided panel members through the interim report, discussing the six sections in turn.

Members discussed the continuation of the review, including additional topics to be considered, including –

  • Apprenticeships
  • Off Shore Energy
  • Retail

Resolved – (a) That the review continue, and (b) that the above topics discussed in the meeting be included in the review timetable.

337  WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE MUNICIPAL YEAR 2015/16 – Members discussed their future work programme and priorities for the 2015/16 municipal year.

Resolved – That the work programme be re-visited on the conclusion of the regenerating North Lincolnshire review.

338  MEMBER DEVELOPMENT – OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY – WEDNESDAY 17 JUNE 2015 – The Director of Policy and Resources reminded Panel Members that there was an overview and scrutiny member development session on Wednesday 17 June 2015, commencing at 10.00 am.

Resolved – That members make every effort to attend the member development session.

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