Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny, Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Ryedale House, Malton

Contact: Will Baines  228

Recording: Listen to the recording

Items
No. Item

81.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Keal.

82.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 January 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 Decision

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 24 January 2019 be approved and signed by the Chairman as a correct record.

 

Voting Record

7 For

0 Against

1 Abstention

83.

Urgent Business

To receive notice of any urgent business which the Chairman considers should be dealt with at the meeting as a matter of urgency by virtue of Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

There were two items of urgent business:

 

·         Further information on the Amber and Red performance indicators in the Delivering the Council Plan report

·         Standards Complaints Overview 2018/19 and Annual Report

83a

Further information on the performance indicators showing Amber and Red status

Minutes:

Considered.

 

The Chair proposed that as it was unacceptable that the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) were unable to give the Council a breakdown of the processing times for the 35 days under Universal Credit, and that the Chief Executive consider writing to DWP. The Chair and officers were to agree the final wording.

 

On behalf of the committee, the Chair also thanked the officers attending.

 

Decision

 

The Overview & Scrutiny Committee requests the Chief Executive to consider writing to the Department of Work and Pensions in relation to the unacceptable unavailability of the breakdown of the processing times for the 35 days under Universal Credit.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

 

83b

Standards Complaints Overview 2018/19 and Annual Report

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Council Solicitor.

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

That in Appendix 1, 3(iii) The Corporate Standards Sub-Committee shall have one substitute member be added and the necessary amendment is made to the Constitution.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

 

84.

Declarations of Interest

Members to indicate whether they will be declaring any interests under the Code of Conduct.

 

Members making a declaration of interest at a meeting of a Committee or Council are required to disclose the existence and nature of that interest.  This requirement is not discharged by merely declaring a personal interest without further explanation.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

85.

Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chair reminded members of the upcoming Ryedale Environment Forum on Wednesday 20 February, starting at 7pm and open to all interested groups and individuals to consider how best to work together on these issues to benefit the whole of Ryedale.

 

The Chair also advised members of the next Climate Change task group, to be held on Thursday 28 February at 5pm.

86.

Delivering the Council Plan

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

87.

Customer Complaints Q3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Customer Services Lead.

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

88.

Update on Risk Management

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Chief Finance Officer (s151).

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted and the Committee’s views on the Risk Register at Appendix 1 be taken into account.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

89.

Scrutiny Reviews - Progress Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Delivery and Frontline Services Lead.

 

Decision

 

That Members note the progress report for previous scrutiny review recommendations.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

90.

O&S Committee Forward Plan

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered.

 

Decision

 

That the forward plan be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

91.

Decisions from other Committees

Policy and Resources Committee held on 7 February 2019. (To Follow)

Minutes:

Considered.

 

Decision

 

That the draft minutes of the Policy and Resources Committee were presented.

 

 

Voting Record

8 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

92.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.

Minutes:

There being no other business, the meeting ended at 8:45pm.