Agenda and minutes

Health,Wellbeing & Partnerships Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 21st June, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Civic Offices

Contact: Jayne Briscoe 742250 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Gardener, Julie Cooper, Parker and Northcott (as Staffordshire County Council representative).

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of Interest from Members on items contained within this agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest submitted on this occasion.

3.

TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Chief Executive submitted Draft Terms of Reference for the newly constituted Health, Well Being and Partnerships Scrutiny Committee.  The Terms of Reference detailed the remit and role of the Committee and made particular reference to the joint working arrangements with Staffordshire County Council for the scrutiny of Health matters.

Members discussed the need for flexibility in the workload of the Committee whilst acknowledging the limitations on resources within the authority to support that workload.

At a later point during the meeting the Chair sought support from the Committee to the extension of its membership to include 2 non-voting co-opted member representatives of young people in the Borough, proposing that they be appointed from Student Representative Bodies at Keele University and Newcastle College.

 

RESOLVED:

(i)            That the Terms of Reference be approved subject to amendment to reflect that the Borough Council’s representative (and Substitute) on Staffordshire County Council’s Healthy Staffordshire Select Committee are appointed by Full Council.

(ii)          That the principle of having no more than 3 active Working Groups/Task and Finish Groups/Scrutiny exercises at any one time be adhered to and reviewed as part of a review of the Terms of reference after 12 months.

(iii)         That Full Council be requested to approve the appointment of 2 non-voting co-opted representatives of young people in the Borough, as proposed by the Chair.

 

 

4.

WORK PROGRAMME 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Acting Chief Executive reported on the need to draw up a Work Programme for the Committee for 2018/19 and sought to assist by setting out guidance on issues to consider when identifying areas for scrutiny.  Matters/Service areas within the remit of the Committee were considered in detail.

RESOLVED- That:

(i)             the Work Programme for 2018/19 comprise:

DATE OF MEETING

SCRUTINY ISSUE/THEME

DETAIL/COMMENT

Monday 3 September 2018

Newcastle Town Centre 

To consider the Borough Councils responsibilities, strategies, initiatives and involvement with partner agencies and  including:

·        The Purple Flag Scheme

·        Update on the Review of the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

·        ‘Make it Count’ Scheme

·        Homelessness

 

Emergency Planning

Scrutiny of the Boroughs preparations for the impact of Winter on the provision of, and demand for, services

 

Britain in Bloom

Evaluation Report on the Boroughs involvement and participation in the 2018 Scheme

Monday 3 December 2018

Leisure Provision

To consider:

·        Community Recreation and Leisure Strategy

·        Evaluation of impact and effectiveness of Educational Programmes eg Swimming

·        Kidsgrove Sports Centre – Community Group Business Plan

 

SPACE Scheme

Evaluation Report on the effectiveness of the 2018 Scheme

 

Support and Advice Services for People with Diabetes and /or Parkinsons Disease

Feedback from Councillors Panter and Maxfield on their review of support and advice available within the Borough for suffers of Diabetes and/or Parkinsons Disease

Monday 4 March 2019

 

Safeguarding

To consider the Borough Councils responsibilities, strategies, initiatives and involvement with partner agencies and  progress on delivery of the Council’s Safeguarding Work Plan 2017-20

Monday 3 June 2019

Review of the Impact of the Committee’s work during Sept 2018-March 2019

 

 

(ii)          the possibility of members viewing a neighbouring Authority’s CCTV Control Room in operation be explored

(iii)         the members of the Committee to receive periodic updates on:

·        Joint working with Staffordshire County Council on Health matters

·        Matters considered by the Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel.

·        Mental Health Challenge (including the Boroughs work on Dementia services and Dementia Awareness)

 

5.

PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Any member of the public wishing to submit a question must serve two clear days’ notice, in writing, of any such question to the Borough Council.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public on this occasion.

 

6.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

There were no questions from mebers of the public on this occasion.

7.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be held on Monday 3 September, 2018 at 7.00pm

Minutes:

Monday 3 September 2018 at 7.00pm.