Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee
Thursday, 15th August, 2019 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

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

Items
No. Item

11.

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 Committee noted the apologies of Councillors Cooper, Galton, Harwood and Windle and Appointed Member Catherine Hobbs.  The Committee also noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillors Cooper, Harwood and Windle from the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee, the Director of Legal and Governance, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillors McEwing, Vaughan and Mitchell respectively to replace them for the purposes of the meeting. 

 

 

12.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting (including matters arising) pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 11th July, 2019 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the 11th July, 2019 Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee be approved and signed as a correct record. 

13.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 215 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:

HMO LICENSING POLICY AND PRIVATE RENTED SECTOR POLICY

 

The Committee considered the above reports of the Cabinet Member for Homes and Culture. 

 

Councillor Kaur, Cabinet Member for Homes and Culture was present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

(i)  That the Administration ensure that the enforcement teams were adequately funded to enable them to undertake the required enforcement action outlined within the draft policies.

(ii)  That consideration was given to how awareness of the draft HMO Licensing Policy and Private Rented Enforcement Policy could be raised across the Council so that Southampton City Council employees that undertake visits in private houses were aware of the principles and the reporting processes. 

 

 

14.

Reducing Childhood Obesity in Southampton - Scrutiny Inquiry Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Director, Legal and Governance seeking approval of the draft terms of reference for the Reducing Childhood Obesity in Southampton Scrutiny Inquiry. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Service Director, Legal and Governance requesting that the Committee agree the terms of reference for a scrutiny inquiry looking at reducing childhood obesity in Southampton.

 

RESOLVED

(i)  that the draft terms of reference for the scrutiny inquiry be approved; and

(ii)  that authority be delegated to the Service Director, Legal and Governance, in consultation with the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, to finalise the inquiry plan.

 

15.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations to the Executive pdf icon PDF 210 KB

Report of the 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 Director of Legal and Governance detailing the actions of the Executive and monitoring progress of the recommendations of the Committee.