Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 9 March 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtually

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Chairman's Announcements

Any apologies for absence will be noted at this point.


Minutes (copy to follow)

To approve the minutes of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 17 November 2020.


To receive an update on progress against recommendations made to the Cabinet and the Council.


Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce any urgent items that due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under the agenda item below relating to late items.


Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.


Public Question Time

The procedure for submitting public questions in writing no later than noon 2 working days before the meeting is available upon request from Democratic Services (the contact details for which appear on the front page of this agenda).


Progress on Social Subscribing

The Committee has invited a representative from the Hyde Foundation to attend the meeting as a partner of the Council’s Social Prescribing Service.


Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture Address

The Cabinet member for Community Services and Culture is invited to present his priorities and areas over the coming months and to answer questions from the Committee on progress towards achieving the priorities within his portfolio.


Social Prescribing Update pdf icon PDF 165 KB

That the Committee notes progress and outcomes to date for the Social Prescribing service.


Universal Credit Update pdf icon PDF 318 KB

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee are requested to note the contents of this report which provides an update on the impacts of Universal Credit within the district. In addition the report details how the Council is working to mitigate any negative impacts on residents.

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Draft Revised Air Quality Action Plan pdf icon PDF 157 KB

That Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommends to Cabinet that the revised Air Quality Action Plan be approved for public consultation.

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The Novium Museum Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To note the actions of the Novium Museum Task and Finish Group and feedback any comments to the group.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Members are requested to consider the latest Forward Plan and whether any items should be added to the Committee’s Work Programme.


Late Items

Consideration of any late items as follows:


a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection.

b)    Items which the Chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances reported at the meeting.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Committee is asked to consider in respect of the following item whether the public, including the press, should be excluded from the meeting on the grounds of exemption under Part 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as indicated against the item and because, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption of that information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. The reports dealt with under this part of the agenda are attached for members of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and senior officers only (salmon paper).


Efficiency Programme Progress Report

The Committee is requested to:

1)  Note the projected total for the programme, as detailed in Appendix 1 now stands at £2.07m of annual revenue savings compared to the original position of £2.09m.

2)  Note that only 75% of this total figure is assumed in the Council’s financial projections.

3)  Note that the 2021-22 budget assumes a net saving of £747,000 from the efficiency programme, but that latest projections predict a net saving of £936,000.

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