Agenda

Communities and Place OSC - Wednesday, 6th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 1, Floor 2 - County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF

Contact: Nichola Turnbull 

Note: Due to Covid restrictions only those who have registered and are actively participating will be allowed access to the meeting. Any member of the press or public may view the proceedings of this meeting live on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/NorthumberlandTV. 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Minutes of the following meetings of the Communities and Place OSC, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chair:

 

a)         4 August 2021

b)         25 August 2021

Additional documents:

3.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact Legal Services at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

4.

FORWARD PLAN OF CABINET DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions.  Any further changes made to the Forward Plan will be reported to the Committee.

SCRUTINY OF CABINET REPORT

The following report will be considered by the Cabinet on 12 October 2021.  The Committee’s comments will be presented to the Cabinet by the Chair when it determines the report.  The Committee is requested to consider issues arising from the report.

 

The Cabinet Member requested to attend for the following item is Councillor Wendy Pattison, Portfolio Holder for Adults' Wellbeing.

5.

Integrated Domestic Abuse Services for Northumberland – Permission to Tender pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To seek permission to go to the market to commission a range of services to provide an Integrated Domestic Abuse Service for Northumberland which will allow the Council to meet its statutory duties.  The length of contracts will be 2 years, with an option to extend for a further 2 years.

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY REPORTS

The Cabinet Member requested to attend for the following item is Councillor Glen Sanderson, Leader of the Council.

6a

Northumberland Climate Change Update pdf icon PDF 361 KB

To provide an update on progress against the Climate Change Action Plan 2021-23, published in January 2021.

The Cabinet Member requested to attend for the following item is Councillor Wojciech Ploszaj, Portfolio Holder for Business

6b

NE Bus Service Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 403 KB

To receive a presentation from Neil Easton, Public Transport Manager on progress developing the NE Bus Service Improvement Plan.

REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY CO-ORDINATOR

7.

Communities and Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee operates within a work programme which is agreed at the start of the Council year.  The programme is reviewed at each meeting so that it can be adjusted to reflect the wishes of the Committee and take account of any changes to the latest Forward Plan (which outlines decisions to be taken by the Cabinet).  The Committee is asked to review and note its work programme for the 2021/22 council year.

8.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.