Agenda

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 6.00 pm

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Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 14 July 2020.

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2.

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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3.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any)

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4.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of agenda item 11 ‘Active Communities: Sustaining Council Owned Leisure Centres Post Covid-19’ which contains information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972.

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5.

2020/21 Quarter 1 Budget Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 352 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate & Support Services and Cabinet Member for Resources Commissioning & Governance.

 

The purpose of the report is to provide a summary of the Quarter 1 revenue forecast outturn incorporating the business as usual forecast with an update on the financial impact of COVID19 reported previously in the COVID19 Financial Impact and Response Update report to this Scrutiny Committee on 14 July 2020. The report also provides an update on the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account (HRA), Collection Fund and updates to the Capital Programme.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email: jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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6.

Portfolio Performance and Resources - Draft Portfolio Agreements 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Director for Corporate & Support Services.

 

Policy priorities for 2020/21 were set out within the Council Plan, which was adopted at the Budget Council Meeting in February. This incorporates the shared outcomes from the Borough Plan alongside specific priorities of the Cabinet.

 

These priorities, re-shaped to take account of One Stockport and Building Back Better (building on Covid19), are articulated within the Portfolio Agreements, which form the basis for regular in-year reporting. Portfolio and Corporate Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs and CPRRs) will assess progress against key objectives, priorities, outcomes and budgets, enabling Scrutiny Committees to hold the Cabinet to account and for the Cabinet to identify current and future risks to delivery.

 

This report presents the draft 2020/21 Agreements for the Resources, Commissioing and Governance and Citizen Focus and Engagement Portfolios for consideration and comment by the Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to review and comment on the draft Portfolio Agreements.

 

Officer Contacts: Peter Owston at peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk (474 3274), Alan Lawson, at alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk  (474 5397) or Kora Yohannan (kora.yohannan@stockport.gov.uk (474 4032)

 

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7.

2020/21 Reserves Policy pdf icon PDF 366 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance

 

The report provides the outcome of the annual review of the Council’s Reserves Policy following the reporting of the Council’s 2019/20 outturn position.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email: jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

 

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8.

Creation of a One Stockport Hub in Stockport Town Centre pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, Corporate and Support Services and Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out the proposal to develop a new cultural and social hub in Stockport town centre, provisionally titled ‘One Stockport Hub’.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contacts: Paul Richards/Kirsteen Roe on 0161 474 2940/3376 or email:

paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk/kirsteen.roe@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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9.

Sickness Absence Year End Report pdf icon PDF 693 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director, corporate and Support Services

 

The report highlights the Council’s (excluding schools) sickness absence performance sat the year-end point (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020) and outlines actions that are being taken to support colleagues and address sickness absence, and provides an overview of future plans.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is requested to:-

 

·         note and comment on the year-end outturn of 9.59 days per FTE which is very close to the Council target of 9.5 days.

·         Endorse the ongoing activity relating to supporting the effective management of sickness absence also supporting the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of the workforce as outlined in Sections 13 and 14.

 

Officer Contact: Kathryn Rees on 0161 474 3174 or email: kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Item 'Not for Publication'

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10.

Active Communities: Sustaining Council Owned Leisure Centres Post Covid-19

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration

 

(NOTE: This item ids ‘not for publication’ and has been circulated to members of the Scrutiny Committee only).

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11.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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

 

The report sets out planned agenda items for future meetings of the Committee and Forward Plan items that fall within its remit.

 

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

 

Officer contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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