Agenda and draft minutes

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Items
No. Item

EC79:

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bubb and Mrs Wilkinson.

EC80:

Minutes pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: The Minutes from the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

EC81:

Declarations of interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

Those declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

EC82:

Urgent Business

To consider any business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chairman proposed to accept as urgent under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

Minutes:

There was none.

EC83:

Members Present Pursuant to Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chairman of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before the meeting commences.  Any Member attending the meeting under Standing Order 34 will only be permitted to speak on those items which have been previously notified to the Chairman.

Minutes:

There was none.

EC84:

Chairman's Correspondence

If any.

Minutes:

There was none.

EC85:

Corporate Performance Monitoring Quarter 2 2018-2019 (15 minutes) pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Minutes:

The Senior Policy and Performance Officer presented the Corporate Performance Monitoring Report for Quarter 2 2018-2019.  He explained that there was no action report included and this was because none of the indicators were failing to meet their target, which was good news.  He reminded the Panel that previously targets relating to Careline and Disabled Facilities Grants had underperformed, however these were now back on track.

 

The Chairman thanked the Senior Policy and Performance Officer for his report and invited questions and comments from the Panel, as summarised below.

 

The Vice Chairman, Councillor Bambridge referred to the targets which were previously underperforming and it was clarified that these related to staffing levels.

 

The Chairman, Councillor Sampson commented that the Careline Service was very popular and lots of people relied on it so it was important that this target was kept monitored.

 

RESOLVED: The Panel reviewed the performance monitoring report.

EC86:

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2 or 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act”.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

EC87:

EXEMPT - Leisure Services Update (45 minutes)

Minutes:

The Executive Director provided an update on Leisure Services, which included transfer arrangements, the work required and negotiations held with Alive Leisure.

 

The Chairman thanked the Executive Director for his presentation and invited questions and comments from the Panel.

 

The Executive Director and Assistant Director responded to questions from the Panel regarding staffing, the negotiations which had taken place, costs involved in the transfer process and how risks would be mitigated.

 

The Panel was informed that a report would be presented to Cabinet on 5th February to progress the transfer arrangements.

 

The Chairman, on behalf of the Panel, congratulated the officers and Portfolio Holders who had been involved in the process.

 

RESOLVED: The Environment and Community Panel supported the proposals which would be considered at the Cabinet Meeting on 5th February 2019 as included in the presentation.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

EC88:

Work Programme and Forward Decision List pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members of the Panel were reminded that an eform was available on the Intranet which could be completed and submitted if Members had items which they would like to be considered for addition to the Work Programme.

 

RESOLVED: The Panel’s Work Programme was noted.

EC89:

Date of the next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Environment and Community Panel is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn.

 

Members are requested to note that they have been invited to the Corporate Performance Panel Meeting on 30th January at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall to consider the Budget.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting of the Environment and Community Panel would be held on Tuesday 5th March 2019 at 6.00pm in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn.

 

Members also noted that they had been invited to attend the Corporate Performance Panel Meeting on 30th January 2019 at 6.00pm in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn.