Overview and Scrutiny

Services Committee

The role of the Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee is to review and scrutinise public facing services delivered by the Council, with the exception of those within the remit of the Schools and Learning and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committees. The Committee will scrutinise the quality and performance of these services.

The remit and scope of the Committee in relation to Council services, and divisions within these services, is as follows:

  • Infrastructure
  • Environment and Civil Contingencies
  • Housing
  • Building Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Public Protection
  • Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Cultural Services
  • Leisure Services
  • Revenues and Benefits

The Committee has 13 members and will meet at least five times per year. Details of Committee members and future meetings, along with the Committee Work Programme can be found via the links below. 

Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee Forward Work Programme

Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee (opens new window)

Terms of reference

Committee meeting dates:

Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee: meeting 17th March 2022

'One-off' Committee items

Topic: Delivery of the Planning Service

Full report on the Planning department including time scales, jobs completed, Covid effects, enforcement, planning applications. Followed by a six-monthly update

Standing/recurring items

Topic: Forward work programme

To review forward work programme

Topic: Housing, Building Repairs and Maintenance

Annual report

Topic: Disabled Facilities Grants

Update on performance and progress against WAO recommendations. 

Topic: Cabinet to procure an urgent Service Improvement Plan

Requested at Services O&S 16.11.21 by Councillor Di Clements. Councillor Di Clements proposed that a full report from the Property Department be considered at the March Meeting (16.11.21)

Notices of motions

To respond to any Notices of Motion referred to the Committee

Task and finish/Working groups

 

Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee: meeting 18th January 2022

‘One-off’ Committee items

Topic: Minor Maintenance Service Provision/Environmental services in the County overall

To scrutinise the provision of service that carries out minor maintenance works including amenity grass cutting and to determine whether best value is offered by in-house staff or outside contractors. Are there sufficient staff to carry out these activities and can more funding be made available to clear the backlog of town centre maintenance? Furthermore, please contain within this report what is statutory and what is discretionary with regard to grass cutting in the County overall.

Standing/recurring items

Topic: Forward work programme

To review forward work programme

Topic: Havens Head flood prevention update

update report only

Topic: County Council Budget 2022-23

Outline Draft County Council Budget 201-22 and Outline Draft Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2021-2022 - 2023-2024

Notices of motions

Topic: Future House Builds

NoM from John Cole to implement a condition that the property will be solely for residential use and not available for holiday or 2nd home use. - for report to be moved to next meeting in January - update from Aff Housing WG

Task and finish/Working groups

 

Terms of reference

Purpose

The Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee will review and scrutinise public facing services delivered by the Council with the exception of those within the remit of the Schools and Learning and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Role and function

To scrutinise the quality and performance of all services delivered by the Council, through the development of a risk-based approach utilising relevant management information such as:

  • service improvement plans 
  • financial information 
  • performance measures
  • business risk
  • self-assessment
  • customer feedback / surveys 
  • external inspection / regulatory reports

Remit and scope

Council services, and divisions within, as below:

  • Infrastructure
  • Environment and Civil Contingencies
  • Housing
  • Building Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Property
  • Public Protection
  • Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Cultural Services
  • Leisure Services 
  • Revenues and Benefits

Procedure

The Committee will conduct its proceedings in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules set out in Section 7 of the Council’s Constitution.

Membership

There will be 13 Members on the Committee.

Frequency of meetings

The Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee will meet at least 5 times per municipal year.

 

ID: 547, revised 21/02/2022
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