Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Judy Cordell, Senior Democratic Support Officer  Tel:- 023 8083 2766

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of a Vice-Chair

To elect a Vice-Chair to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee for the 2019-2020 municipal year.

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that Councillor Fuller be elected as Vice-Chair for the 2019-20 municipal year.

2.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 23 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of:

·  the Committee meeting held on 4 April 2019; and

·  the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel - Reducing Domestic Abuseon the 18 April 2019

and deal with any matters arising, attached.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 4th April, 2019 Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and 18th April, 2019 Scrutiny Inquiry Panel – Reducing Domestic Abuse be approved and signed as a correct record.

3.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Report of the 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:

KENTISH ROAD RESPITE SERVICE – EXTENDING HOURS OF OPERATION

 

The Committee considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care. 

 

Councillor Fielker, Cabinet Member for Adult, was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.  Representations were also received from users of the service.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)  In communications to potential users of Kentish Road Respite Service and their carers, officers make it clear that being in receipt of Direct Payments did not preclude usage of the respite service at Kentish Road;

(ii)  The Committee were provided with the legal advice given to officers with regards to the use of Direct Payments for Council run services;

(iii)  The Committee were provided with the evidence that supports the statement in paragraph 8 of the briefing paper:

‘However, current intelligence suggests that there would be limited demand for this service from others’; and

(iv)  If Cabinet agreed to extend the hours of operation, the Committee were provided with usage figures for the Kentish Road Respite Service six months after it reverted to a seven days a week service.

 

HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING CENTRE PERMITTING SCHEME

 

The Committee considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Place and Transport. 

 

Councillor Rayment, Cabinet Member for Place and Transport, was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

(i)  officers monitor the impact of the £15 administration fee for the provision of commercial vehicles and trailers and benchmark this against current fly tipping levels; and

(ii)  the Cabinet Member seeks assurance from Hampshire County Council that the income received from the administration charge would be ring fenced to support the costs of administering the service.

 

 

4.

Scrutiny Inquiry Panel - Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse in Southampton Final Report pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Report of the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel recommending that the Committee consider and approve the final report of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel and forward it to the Executive for consideration and further action.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee considered the report of the Chair of the Reducing and Preventing Domestic Abuse in Southampton Final Report. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)  To approve the final report of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, attached as Appendix 1 and forward it to the Executive for consideration and further action; and

(ii)  To delegate authority to the Chair of the Committee to approve any minor amendments arising from considerations raised at the Committee’s meeting on 13th June, 2019.

5.

Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Report of the Director - Legal and Governance, requesting that the Committee considers the statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny in local and combined authorities, reflects on the approach to scrutiny in Southampton, and, if required, recommends changes to ensure that overview and scrutiny in Southampton is in accordance with the published guidance.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee received and noted the report of the Director of Legal and Governance detailing statutory guidance on overview and scrutiny in local and combined authorities.

6.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations to the Executive pdf icon PDF 61 KB

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

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Minutes:

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