Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 29th November, 2018 9.30 am

Venue: Main Committee Room, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, DL6 2UU

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  01609 767015

Items
No. Item

SC.18

Minutes

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018 (SC.16 - SC.17), previously circulated.

Minutes:

THE DECISION:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25 October 2018 (SC.16 - SC.17), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.

SC.19

Policy Review - Promoting Economic Vitality, Including Markets pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Report of the Chairman

Minutes:

A report of the Chairman of the Committee was considered which reminded the Committee of the terms of reference of the review and of information which had been identified in the project plan.

 

Nicole Patterson, Business and Economy Manager, Hambleton District Council; David Shields of Welcome to Yorkshire and Julie Robinson, Northallerton BID Manager, attended the meeting to provide evidence.  A number of questions were asked by the Committee which were responded to at the meeting.

 

(A full account of the questions raised and responses is available as part of the Committee’s records).

 

The Committee was satisfied with the information provided, but considered it needed more information on issues raised and additional evidence in order to progress the review.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     the information provided so far be received; and

 

(2)     Helen Kemp, Director of Economy and Planning and Peter Cole, Vibrant Market Towns Project Manager, be invited to attend the next meeting of the Committee in January 2019.

 

SC.20

Planning Enforcement Briefing Note pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Report of the Director of Economy and Planning

Minutes:

Following a request from the Committee at the meeting held in October 2018, a report was considered which provided an update with regard to the current position in relation to Planning Enforcement.

 

The Committee welcomed the report and the information contained therein and requested that an update report be provided on a quarterly basis.  The Committee wished to thank and congratulate the Planning Officers on bringing the enforcement service up to standard with new procedures and policies in place.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     the report be noted; and

 

(2)     a quarterly update report be submitted to the Scrutiny Committee for consideration.

SC.21

Council Performance 2018/19 (Quarter 2) pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Report of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance (s151 Officer) presented a report setting out the Quarter 2 Performance for 2018/19.  The Committee asked a number of questions which were responded to at the meeting and where further information was requested it was agreed that the Committee would be provided with this information separately.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That progress made against the Council Plan for Quarter 2 of 2018/19, as detailed within Annex A of the report, be noted.

SC.22

Review of Risk Management pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Minutes:

The Director of Finance (s151 Officer) presented the quarterly monitoring report on the strategic risks affecting the Council.

 

To ensure that strategic risks were appropriately measured and that suitable actions were undertaken to mitigate the effect of each risk it had been agreed that the Scrutiny Committee would receive a quarterly monitoring report.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That the quarterly report on the strategic risks affecting the Council and the actions that are in place to mitigate the impact upon the Council of each risk be noted.