Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny, Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire YO17 7HH. View directions

Contact: Will Baines  43228

Recording: Listen to the recording

Items
No. Item

33.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies received from Councillor Middleton.

34.

Minutes of the meeting held on 24 July 2019

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

 Decision

 

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

 

 

Voting Record

5 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

35.

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.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

36.

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.

37.

Chair's Announcements

Minutes:

The Chairman made the following announcements:

 

-       To work with officers on the work programme for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to ensure a more even balance of items to be considered across the year.

 

-       All members and interested parties are invited to the drop in climate change awareness event at the Milton Rooms on Saturday 2nd November 2019 from 10:30am to 2pm, with the next Ryedale Environment Forum to follow this at 2:30pm.

 

 

38.

Customer Complaints and Compliments Q1 2019/20

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Head of Customer Services (Interim).

 

Decision

 

That the report be noted.

That the initial findings of the review of the Customer Complaints and Compliments Procedure be brought back to O&S.

 

 

Voting Record

6 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

39.

Implementation of recommendations of the Climate Change Scrutiny Review - Progress Report

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the Programme Director for Economic Development, Business and Partnerships.

 

Decision

 

(i)            That the report be noted and thank officers for the work undertaken so far.

(ii)          Request that the LGA call upon the Government to standardise electric vehicle charging points.

 

 

Voting Record

6 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

 

Following the vote,  Councillor Oxley commented that the positive approach from staff in this area was clear to see.

40.

Scrutiny review into the motion to Council on Climate Change

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the O & S Task Group.

 

Decision

 

That the Committee approve the draft recommendations of the task group, but any changes (made by Officers in consultation with the Chair) must be in line with the conclusions reached by the working party.

 

 

Voting Record

7 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

41.

Interim Report on the Scrutiny Review into Equalities

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered – Report of the O & S Task Group.

 

The Chair presented the interim report, noting the work underway to address the issues raised, and that these would be explored in more detail as part of the next steps of the task group.

 

Decision

 

That the interim report on the next steps be noted.

 

 

Voting Record

7 For

0 Against

0 Abstentions

 

Following the vote, the next meeting of the Equalities scrutiny review task group was arranged for Wednesday 16th October at 6:30pm.

42.

Review of Workplan

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Considered

 

Decision

 

That the work plan be noted.

 

 

43.

Decisions from other Committees

Policy and Resources Committee held on 26 September 2019 (To Follow)

Minutes:

Considered.

 

Decision

 

That the minutes of the Policy & Resources Committee on 26th September 2019 be noted.

 

 

44.

Any other business that the Chairman decides is urgent.

Minutes:

There being no other business, the meeting closed at 8.10pm.