Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Thursday, 13th July, 2017 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Judy Cordell, Senior Democratic Support Officer  Tel:- 023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.

Minutes:

The apologies of Councillor Fitzhenry and Morrell were noted. 

11.

Election of Vice-Chair

To elect a Vice-Chair to the Overview ad Scrutiny Management Committee for the 2017-2018 municipal year.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Moulton be elected Vice-Chair for the remaining 2017-2018 Municipal Year. 

12.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 15th June, 2016 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes for the meeting held on 15th June, 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.

 

Matters Arising – item 7 Transformation Programme Update

Letter from the Service Director, HR & OD dated 5th July, 2017 was circulated to the Committee providing statements made to the Committee at the 15th June, 2017 meeting relating to redundancies. 

13.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to examine the content of the Forward Plan and to discuss issues of interest or concern with the Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the following items for discussion from the current Forward Plan:

 

a)  Transport for the South East

b)  Highways Contract Renegotiation

c)  Adoption of the SCC Transport Asset Management Plan

 

 

(a)  Transport for the South East

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee discussed with the Cabinet Member the potential benefits of joining the proposed sub national Transport Body for the South East which it was hoped would improve the regions infrastructure deficit. 

 

The Committee noted the contribution made in order that Southampton was part of the regional discussions and agreed that in the event that further financial contributions were made they were informed by the Cabinet Member.

 

RESOLVED thatinformation on TfSE membership was presented at a meeting of the Committee in 2018 outlining progress made and the effectiveness of the partnership. 

 

(b)  Highways Contract Renegotiation

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee discussed with the Cabinet Member the potential savings being proposed from the contract renegotiation process, how these savings are being realised and how continued improvements in the contracts were being implemented. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)  That the Committee were provided with an overview of performance by Balfour Beatty Living Places Ltd. (BBLP) against the contracts Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); and

(ii)  That the proposed KPIs for the BBLP contracts were circulated to the Committee.

 

 

(c)  Adoption of the SCC Transport Asset Management Plan

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

The Committee discussed with the Cabinet Member the allocation of resources for the management, operation, preservation and enhancement of the highway infrastructure to meet the needs of residents, business and the travelling public.

 

14.

Clean Air Strategy and Western Green Way: Progress Update pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of the Service Director, Transactions and Universal Services informing the Committee of progress made in the delivery of the Clean Air Strategy.

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report of the Service Director, Transactions and Universal Services informing the Committee of progress made in the delivery of the Clean Air Strategy. 

 

15.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations to the Executive pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to monitor and track progress on recommendations made to the Executive at previous meetings.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance detailing the actions of the Executive and monitoring progress of the recommendations of the Committee.