Agenda

Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 6th September, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

Note: The face-to-face meeting of the Scrutiny Committee will no longer be taking place. It has been replaced with a meeting of members of the committee which will be held remotely. Members of the public are asked not to attend the Town Hall and to click on the link below to view the live webcast. 

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Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 2 September 2021 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the notes of the Meetings of Members of the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee held on 14 June and 1 July 2021.

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Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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Scrutiny Review - The Council's Policy for Active Streets, School Streets and Play Streets pdf icon PDF 353 KB

To consider a report of Councillor Adrian Nottingham, Scrutiny Review Panel Lead Councillor.

 

The report sets out the findings and recommendations of the Scrutiny Review Panel – The Council's Policy for Active Streets, School Streets and Play Streets

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and approve the final report for submission to the Cabinet.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Community Investment Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 514 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides an update on the Stockport Local Fund with a focus on programme investments and impact; updates from the wider programme of work to support a thriving third sector and early analysis from the State of the Sector report 2020; and sets out priority areas for development and next steps in delivering investment into the third sector in 2021/22.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

 

(1) Note the progress and impact of delivering the SLF in 20/21

 

(2) Support the ongoing development of the related programme of work including:-

 

·         The strategic investment in Sector3

·         Closer alignment of small grants with Sector3

·         Development of thematic networks and investment to support emerging priorities

·         Endorse the alignment of the Stockport Local Fund to the One Stockport brand

·         Support the launch of phase 6 in autumn

·         Receive a further update on the State of the Sector

 

Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email: holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk

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Armed Forces Covenant Annual Report 2020-2021 and Priorities 2021-2024 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate & Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

This report provides a summary of key achievements since the publication of the 2018 Stockport Armed Forces Covenant priorities and introduces our draft Covenant priorities for 2021-2024. The report includes:-

 

·         Background to the Armed Forces Covenant, including the purpose of the local covenants;

·         A summary of key achievements since the publication of our previous Stockport Armed Forces Covenant priorities in 2018;

·         Draft priorities for 2021-2024

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

 

·         Comment on and endorse the priorities set out in the Stockport Armed Forces Covenant 2021-2024;

·         Comment on and endorse the Council’s intention to work towards the Gold award of the Employer Recognition Scheme

 

Officer contact: Kirsteen Roe on 0161 474 3376  or  email: kirsteen.roe@stockport.gov.uk

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Consistency in collections briefing pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

As part of the Government’s progress on implementing the English Resources and Waste Strategy it has published a second consultation on consistency in household and business recycling in England. The proposals contained therein – if implemented as described – have the potential to significantly change household and business waste management.

 

This briefing note outlines the proposals within the consultation and summarises the potential impacts for Greater Manchester. This consultation sits alongside those for:

 

·         The National Waste Prevention Plan;

·         Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging; and

·         A Deposit Return Scheme (DRS).

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Stockport Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) Draft Strategy pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) & Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report details a draft Zero-Emission Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (ZEVCI) Interim Policy Statement  has been produced to set out how the Council and partners will seek to deliver ZEVCI in the borough. This will act as a supporting document to the wider GM EVCI Strategy which is has been produced by TfGM.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Stockport Homes Delivery Plan Outcomes 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Place) and Deputy Chief Executive

 

Under the long-term Management Agreement with Stockport Council, Stockport Homes is required to provide it with a five yearly Delivery Plan.  The Delivery Plan for the 2016 – 2021 was approved by the Council Executive in 2016 with an agreement that an annual report on progress would be submitted to the relevant Scrutiny Committee. This is the fifth and final annual report of the Delivery Plan 2016-2021 and demonstrates how Stockport Homes delivered against its aims and the Council’s objectives in 2020/21. A new Delivery Plan covering the period 2021-2026 was approved by the Council Cabinet on 27 April 2021 and annual outcomes report on the progress will be submitted to the Communities and Housing Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Mark Glynn on 0161-474-3700 or email: mark.glynn@stockport.gov.uk

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Scrutiny Review Topic Selection

To seek suggestions for Scrutiny Review topics for inclusion in the 2021/2022 scrutiny work programme.

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer (Legal & Democratic Governance).

 

The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email: damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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