Agenda and minutes

Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 24th November, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Cabinet/Committee Room, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk L39 2DF. View directions

Contact: Cathryn Jackson 

Items
No. Item

23.

APOLOGIES

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

24.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE

To be apprised of any changes to the membership of the Committee in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.

Minutes:

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 2, Members noted the termination of membership of the Committee of Councillors West and Whittington and the appointment of Councillors Cooper and O’Toole, respectively, for this meeting only, thereby giving effect the wishes of the Political Groups.

25.

URGENT BUSINESS, IF ANY, INTRODUCED BY THE CHAIRMAN

Note:  No other business is permitted unless, by reason by special circumstances, which shall be specified at the meeting, the Chairman is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

26.

VOTE OF THANKS

Minutes:

On behalf of the Committee, the Chairman thanked Mr B Livermore, Director of Housing and Inclusion, who was leaving the authority, for his service, especially to this Committee and wished him well for the future.  Councillor D Westley, on behalf of his Group, supported the comments extended to Mr Livermore.

 

RESOLVED:  That the good wishes for the future and thanks of the Executive Overview and Scrutiny Committee to Mr B Livermore, Director of Housing and Inclusion, be noted. 

27.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 299 KB

If a member requires advice on Declarations of Interest, he/she is advised to contact the Borough Solicitor in advance of the meeting.  (For the assistance of members a checklist for use in considering their position on any particular item is included at the end of this agenda sheet.)

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

28.

DECLARATIONS OF PARTY WHIP

In accordance with Overview and Scrutiny Committee Procedure Rule 16, Members must declare the existence of any Party Whip, and the nature of it, when considering any matter in the following categories:

 

-       The review of any decision of the Cabinet or

-       The performance of any Member of the Cabinet

 

N.B. The Secretary of State believes whipping is incompatible with Overview and Scrutiny.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of a Party Whip.

29.

PUBLIC SPEAKING pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Residents of West Lancashire on giving notice, may address the meeting to make representations on any item on the agenda except where the public and press are to be excluded during consideration of the item.  The deadline for submissions is 5.00pm on Thursday 17 November 2016.  A copy of the public speaking protocol and form to be completed is attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were no items under this heading.

30.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To receive as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2016.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 September 2016 be received as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

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31.

RELEVANT MINUTES OF CABINET pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To scrutinise the Minutes of Cabinet held on 8 November 2016.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 8 November 2016.

 

Questions and comments were raised in respect of:

 

Minute 55 (Moor Street Gateway Project) – authority of the delegation; on-going delegations as Project progresses.

 

It was noted that the item had not been called-in and therefore decision A of Cabinet had taken effect.  However, it was agreed that the comment made, in relation to that particular delegation, where the authority, as set down at resolution A, rested solely with the Director of Development and Regeneration, be noted.

 

RESOLVED:  A  That, in relation to resolution A decision of Cabinet 8 November 2016,  the comment on the delegation resting solely with the Director of Development and Regeneration, as set down within it, be noted. 

 

                        B  That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 8 November 2016 be noted.

 

(Note:  In the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) to the Local Government Act 1972, Section 100A (4) whilst discussing Minute 55 relating to Moor Street Gateway Project, Members agreed that the public be excluded from the meeting during its consideration.  On conclusion of the discussion the meeting was re-opened to the public and press.)

 

32.

CALL-IN ITEMS

There are no items under this heading.

Minutes:

There were no items under this heading.

33.

REVISED CAPITAL PROGRAMME AND MID YEAR REVIEW 2016/2017 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

To consider the report of the Borough Treasurer.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Borough Treasurer that provided details on the Revised Capital Programme and Mid Year Review 2016/2017 and an overview on the progress against it at the mid-year point.  The report had previously been considered by Cabinet on 8 November 2016 and was scheduled to be considered by Council at its meeting on 14 December 2016.

 

In discussion comments were made in relation to:

 

·         Park Pool changing room refurbishment (on hold pending development of the leisure strategy) – effect of delay on quality of service to the public..

 

RESOLVED:  That the Revised Capital Programme and progress against it at the mid-year point be noted.