Agenda and minutes

Contributors Committee
Thursday, 30th January, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 28 November 2019.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 28 November 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

Following a request at the last meeting, the Committee was updated on the situation regarding the security system. TLC and Council Officers had met and agreed not to invest further in the current system. Alternative arrangements were being looked at and would be brought to the Committee at the appropriate time.

2.

Stephen Morris, former Chief Executve TLC

Minutes:

Members expressed appreciation of the work carried out by the former Chief Executive of Totally Local Company, Stephen Morris, who had now left the company.

 

RESOLVED – That Stephen Morris be thanked for his work on behalf of Totally Local Company and Solutions SK and offered the Committee’s best wishes for the future.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

4.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

5.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

 

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

6.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda items 6-8 (see Minutes 7-9 below).

7.

TLC Finance Report - Current Year to 31 December 2019

To consider a report of the Chief Executive, Totally Local Company.

 

The Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Jallands by email: steve.jallands@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive, Totally Local Company submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the Financial and Performance Report of TLC as of 31 December 2019.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         A Member expressed concern about the decision of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to restrict the number of times people were able to visit householder waste recycling centres during the year and the effect that this would have on the amount of refuse presented by Stockport residents. TLC operated a trade waste business which focussed on the hire of larger-sized skips. Skip hire was a very competitive market and it would not be cost effective for TLC to operate the hire of smaller skips.

·         An issue was raised under highways reactive maintenance about trial digs. As soon as it became apparent that it was an United Utilities issue, TLC would withdraw from the dig. The quality of the reinstatement work by the utility companies was discussed.

·         The school meals service had been performing well and attracting new customers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

TLC Forecast for full year to 31 March 2020

To consider a report of the Chief Executive, Totally Local Company.

 

The Committee are invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Jallands by email: steve.jallands@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

 

Minutes:

A representative of the Chief Executive, Totally Local Company submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the TLC forecast for the full year to 31 March 2020.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Concern was expressed that TLC was pooled with the Council for pension purposes and so the Pension Payments figure referred to was outside the control of the company.

·         The deficit was considerably smaller than the deficit inherited by the former Chief Executive and appreciation was expressed to the Finance Director and the former Chief Executive for the work they had carried out.

 

RESOLVED – That the forecast be noted.

9.

Approve the appointment of David Hughes as Interim Chief Executive, TLC

To consider a presentation by the Chief Executive, Totally Local Company.

 

The Committee are invited to confirm the recommendation of the TLC Board.

 

Officer Contact: Kathy Cowell by email: Kathy.cowell@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the Committee confirm the recommendation of the TLC Board regarding the appointment of David Hughes as Interim Chief Executive, TLC.

10.

Dates of Future Meetings

Future meetings will be held as follows:

 

·         Thursday 26th March 2020 at 10am

·         Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 10am

·         Thursday 26th November 2020 at 10am

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That future meetings of the Board be held as follows:-

 

·         Thursday 26 March 2020 at 10.00am

·         Thursday 23 July 2020 at 10.00am

·         Thursday 26 November 2020 at 10.00am