6 Economy and Regeneration Portfolio Performance and Resources Mid Year Report PDF 151 KB
To consider a report of the Director of Development and Regeneration.
The 2022/ 23 Quarter 2 Portfolio Performance and Resources Report (PPRRs) for the Economy and Regeneration portfolio is presented to members for consideration.
The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:
a) Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Report.
b) Review the progress to date (and forecasts) relating to delivering key targets and budgets for 2022/23.
c) Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues.
d) Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report.
e) Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.
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A representative of the Director of Development and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided a summary of progress against portfolio priorities, performance indicators and budgets during the first half of 2022/ 2023, with a specific focus on the second quarter (July to September 2022), for the Economy and Regeneration portfolio.
The Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration (Councillor Colin MacAlister) attended the meeting to respond to questions from the Scrutiny Committee.
The following comments were made/ issues raised:
· In response to a question as to what actions the council were taking to improve the night time offer in Stockport Town Centre, it was advised that work had been concentrated on Redrock, and that the conversion of M&S and Stockroom should help to revitalise the town centre.
· The work to install the automatic bollards in the market place would soon be completed. There had been some delays due to increased movements in the market area with Christmastime near.
· It was noted that there was a programme of bid events scheduled for 2023 to generate footfall in the town centre. Further, that it was the role of the Town Centre Manager to ensure the town centre was and continued to be vibrant.
· It was reported that there was one year remaining on the nine-year Highways programme. Discussions were ongoing as to whether to implement a further nine-year programme once the current programme had ended. Members would be informed of plans regarding any future highways programmes as soon as information became available.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.