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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.
It was noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillors P. Baillie, Cooper, Fuller and Renyard from the Committee the Service Director – Legal and Business Operations, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillors Fitzhenry, Windle, Vaughan and Savage to replace them for the purposes of this meeting. The Committee also noted the apologies of Nicola Brown, Catherine Hobbs and Francis Otieno the Appointed Members.
To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 9th July, 2020 and the Special meeting held on 30th July, 2020 (reconvened from 28th July) and to deal with any matters arising.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meetings held on the 9th July and 30th July, 2020 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Report of the Cabinet Member for Customer and
Organisation providing the Committee with a final update on the
performance and transition of services from Capita to the
The Committee considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Customer and Organisation providing a final update on the transfer of services from Capita to the Council on 23rd July, 2019.
Councillor Rayment, the Cabinet Member for Customer and Organisation was present at the meeting and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.
The Committee noted the work undertaken by officers in achieving the transfer of services, the cost and savings that were being realised by the Council, including in particular, Print Services and the results of a customer survey which demonstrated residents seeing an improvement in services being provided.
In addition the Committee discussed with the Cabinet Member the effect on services at the start of the pandemic, during the past five months and the expected resilience of these services over the coming months as the current situation continues. It was noted that lessons learnt were being utilised and were informing the development of the services. IT remained a key factor in the provision of effective services and the Committee noted that a report on IT funding and strategy would be submitted to full Council in the coming months.
RESOLVED that a breakdown of printing costs / savings post transfer were provided to the Committee.
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.
The Committee considered the final report of the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, Tackling Childhood Obesity in Southampton with an amendment to include youth services in the move to support early years providers, schools and colleges to champion healthy food choices and active ways of living (Recommendation 6).
Councillor Houghton, the Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel and Councillor Fielker, Cabinet Member for Health and Adults were present and with the consent of the Chair, addressed the meeting.
The Committee noted the importance of the Inquiry which was evidence based and would provide the basis for a City-wide strategy to be developed.