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48.

Election of the Chairman of the Committee

Following the appointment to serve on the Council’s Executive (Cabinet) of the previous incumbent (Councillor Newton), the Committee will, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 33.5 (Casual Vacancies), elect from its Members a Chairman for the remainder of the municipal year.

Minutes:

Following the appointment to serve on the Council’s Executive (Cabinet) of the previous incumbent (Councillor Newton), the Committee, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 33.5 (Casual Vacancies), the Committee were to elect from its Members a Chairman for the reminder of the municipal year;

 

It was put forward by Councillor Amos and seconded by Councillor Chittock to elect Councillor Skeels as Chairman.

 

It was then put forward by Councillor Davis and seconded by Councillor Davidson to elect Councillor Miles as Chairman.

 

It was RESOLVED that Councillor Skeels be elected as Chairman of the Committee.

 

The Committee then agreed to elect the Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the remainder of the municipal year; 

 

It was put forward by Councillor Davis and Seconded by Councillor Davidson to elect Councillor Miles as Vice-Chairman of the Committee.

 

It was then put forward by Councillor Amos and seconded by Councillor King to elect Councillor Chittock as Vice-Chairman of the Committee.

 

Councillor Miles then withdrew her nomination for Vice-Chairman of the Committee.

 

It was therefore RESOLVED that Councillor Chittock be elected as Vice-Chairman of the Committee.

 

49.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

The Committee is asked to note any apologies for absence and substitutions received from Members.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Clifton, with no substitute.

50.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record, the minutes of the last meeting of the Committee, held on 25 February 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the last meeting of the Committee held on 25 February 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

51.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest on this occasion.

52.

Questions on Notice pursuant to Council Procedure Rule 37

Subject to providing two working days’ notice, a Member of the Committee may ask the Chairman of the Committee a question on any matter in relation to which the Council has powers or duties which affect the Tendring District and which falls within the terms of reference of the Committee.

 

Minutes:

There were none on this occasion

53.

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive - A.1 - Performance Report January - March 2019 (Quarter 4 Outturn) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To present the Performance Report 2018/19 (Community Leadership) for the period January to March 2019 (Quarter 4 - Outturn).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report of the Deputy Chief Executive which presented the performance report for Quarter four (January to March 2019) including the Corporate Plan and Priorities and Projects 2019/20.

 

Appendix A to that report contained details of the indicators and projects relevant to the terms of reference of this Committee. Those indicators and projects were deemed ‘non measureable’ as this Council’s role was that of ‘influence only’.

 

Members were informed that the Performance Report for Quarter four had been presented to Cabinet on 14 June 2019. Any feedback from this Committee would be presented to a future meeting of the Cabinet as a separate reference report.

 

After some deliberation by the Committee it was RESOLVED that;

 

1.    The following items, which had been discussed by members of the Committee, will be looked into and an update / briefing note will be sent to Committee members accordingly;

·         Update on the “Meeting with young people in Walton with police, to establish a dialogue around ASB and how we can all work together to find a solution that works for all parties” and “street Action Day held in Walton, spread over a two day period” mentioned on page 6 of the report under “Community Safety”, including information on exactly what is being delivered and by whom.

 

54.

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive - A.2 - Update on the Children and Young People Strategy pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To present an update on the Children and Young People Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report on the review of Tendring’s Children and Young People Partnership Delivery Plan 2017/2018 (referred to herewith as the “Delivery Plan”). This report explained that the Delivery Plan was put in place to support the Children and Young People’s Strategy 2017-2020. The Delivery plan provides the Council to support work with key partner organisations to ensure that progress is made against agreed objectives / priorities in compliance with government guidelines and best practice.

 

The Delivery Plan reflects the four main priority areas agreed by the Council; Start Well, Stay Safe, Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing and Positive Futures. This report reviews the progress made against these priority areas in Appendix A.

A proposed new partnership delivery plan was also included in Appendix B.

 

The Council’s Executive Projects Manager (Rebecca Morton) attended the meeting to answer any Member queries.

 

After some deliberation by the Committee it was RESOLVED that:-

1.    The updates and progress made against the 2017/18 targets identified within the Children and Young Peoples Partnership Delivery Plan were noted.

2.    The new Partnership Delivery Plan 2019/2020 was noted.

3.    The Committee recommends that the value of extending the pilot well-being hub.

4.    Further information on Marathon Kids scheme to be circulated to Members.

55.

Research into Alcohol Abuse within the District of Tendring pdf icon PDF 209 KB

The Committee will revisit the work carried out in the previous municipal year by a task and finish working group on the levels of alcohol abuse within the District of Tendring.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee had before it a report of the Head of Democratic Services and Elections which invited the Committee to receive the material provided and determine its approach to the subject as part of the work programme for the Committee.

 

The Committee recalled that at its meeting on 4 June 2018, it established a Task and Finish Group on the issue of drug and alcohol abuse within Tendring. The terms of reference for the group are set out in the minute of that meeting at Appendix A of the report. A related matter was considered by the Committee on 3 December 2018 concerning drug and alcohol support services in the district, the minute extract was attached as Appendix B to this report. The Committee also then considered enforcement against anti-social street drinking at its meeting on 28 February 2019, the relevant minute set out as Appendix C to this report. Appendix D to this report showed evidence for the review submitted by Councillor Newton on behalf of the task and finish group.

 

After some deliberation by the Committee it was RESOLVED that:-

 

The topic of ‘Drug Abuse’ to be added to the work programme, the Council’s Head of People, Performance and Projects to arrange for the Community Safety Manager to attend the Meeting of the Committee on 7 October 2019 and include a Tendring drug and alcohol abuse update . This is a change to the original draft work programme and the Community Safety update will be presented to the Committee on 7 October 2019 instead of 3 February 2020.  

56.

Scrutiny of Proposed Decisions pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Pursuant to the provisions of Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 13, the Committee will review any new and/or amended published forthcoming decisions relevant to its terms of reference and decide whether it wishes to enquire into any such decision before it is taken.

 

Matters may only be raised on those forthcoming decisions at Committee meetings where the Member has notified the Committee Services Manager in writing (or by personal email) of the question they wish to ask, no later than Midday, two working days before the day of the meeting.

Minutes:

Pursuant to the provisions of Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rule 13, the Committee reviewed any new and / or amended published forthcoming decisions relevant to its terms of reference with a view to deciding whether it wished to enquire into any such decision before it was taken. The relevant forthcoming decisions were before the Committee.

 

The Committee noted the published list of relevant forthcoming decisions.

 

RESOLVED that, pursuant to the provisions of Overview and Scrutiny

Procedure Rule 13, the Committee wishes to enquire into the following forthcoming decisions;

1.    House Building Strategy to be added to the work programme for the meeting on 5 August 2019

2.    Tendring4Growth Strategy to be added to the work programme for the meeting on 2 December 2019

 

57.

Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Further to the decision taken by Members at the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 28 May 2019 (Minute 21 refers), the Committee will consider its work programme for 2019/2020 with a view to ratifying it or amending it as appropriate.

Minutes:

Further to the decision taken by Members at the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 28 May 2019 (minute 21 refers) the Committee considered its work programme for 2019 / 2020 with a view to ratifying it or amending it as appropriate.

 

The 2019 / 2020 work programme for the Committee that was approved at the Annual Meeting of the Council held on 28 May 2019 was before Members for their reference.

 

After some deliberation by the Committee, it was RESOLVED that the following amendments be made to the Committees Work Programme for 2019 / 2020

 

1.    The House Building Strategy to be added to the 5 August 2019 Meeting,

2.    The Tendring4Growth Strategy to be added to the 2 December 2019 Meeting.

3.    The Community Safety update be moved forward  to the 7 October 2019 Meeting, instead of February 2020.

 

The Committee also decided to view the Work Programme as an ongoing document, and would like to add to the work programme as and when issues arise.