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Minutes PDF 228 KB
that the minutes of the meetings of the
Committee held on 15th February, 2018, be received and
approved as a correct record.
Overview and Scrutiny Workplan Annual Refresh 2018-19 PDF 129 KB
Committee were requested to consider seven new
topics for inclusion in the Scrutiny Workplan for 2018/19, as
outlined in the report. If approved, the topics would be in
addition to the regular standing topics which were considered each
year as part of the Scrutiny work programme namely, Performance,
the Council’s Budget and Crime and Disorder.
Members considered the proposed topics
including four additional topics that had been suggested since the
publication of the report as follows:-
Digital Service Transformation Project
Committee Members were aware that this
initiative was a priority for the Council who had already agreed
funding to undertake the transformation. A Members’ Seminar had been arranged for
12th June, 2018 to outline the digital transformation
framework and the timelines for implementation. The Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) had requested
this topic to be included on the Workplan.
The Committee welcomed the chance to review
this initiative but expressed their desire for the review to be
robust. Members were well aware of the
ongoing problems being faced by residents not being able to pay for
Council services online etc. and wished to see these issues
resolved properly and in a timely manner.
It was suggested that Members on the Overview
and Scrutiny Committee, as part of the review, could be the
interface between the Transformation Project Sponsors and the
District’s more vulnerable residents/groups that particularly
need support and guidance for sharing their ‘voice’ in
relation to accessing Council services.
An idea was also mooted that the Council could make contact with
local organisations (who offer help to the vulnerable sectors of
Ashfield) and tap into their resources to inform/shape the digital
transformation requirements to ensure access for all.
Council Tax Exemption for Care Leavers
This topic was due to be discussed at the next
Scrutiny Panel A meeting.
Leisure Centre Project
Members commented that there were various
parts/stages of the Kirkby in Ashfield Leisure Centre build project
that could be reviewed and suggested that CLT could be asked to
provide a more informed steer as to their intentions for the
Syrian Refugee Resettlement Scheme
Committee welcomed this review but hoped that
a post project evaluation exercise had taken place following the
initial refugee resettlement in 2017.
Access to this information would be useful and would inform the
It was noted that Phase 1 of the Selective
Licensing Scheme had been successfully implemented and the Council
were now looking to roll out Phase 2 within the District.
The Chairman advised Committee that he had
proposed this topic for the Workplan following recent conversations
with disgruntled market traders and the ongoing decrease in stall
occupancy at both the indoor and outdoor markets at Sutton
notwithstanding the recent £1.8m refurbishment of the indoor
Members expressed their reservations at
reviewing this topic and felt that any review of the recent
occupancy rates and rent levels for the indoor/outdoor markets
should be undertaken by the Cabinet whilst having regard for the
projected outcomes that were agreed ...
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