Informal, Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 22nd November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)


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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Thursday, 18 November 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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 October 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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To consider call-in items (if any).

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Portfolio Performance and Resources - Mid-Year Reports 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider a joint report of the Corporate Directors (Place) and (Corporate & Support Services).


The Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports (PPRRs) for the Sustainable Stockport and Inclusive Neighbourhoods Portfolios are presented for consideration by the Committee. These provide a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priorities, reform programmes and other key projects in the first half of the year, with a particular focus on the second quarter (July to September). These include forecast performance and financial data (where this is available) for the Portfolios, along with an update on the portfolio savings programmes.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:


(i)         Consider the Mid-Year Portfolio Performance and Resource Reports; 

(ii)        Review the progress against delivering key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2021/22;

(iii)       Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues;

(iv)      Highlight any significant issues or changes to be fed back to the Cabinet alongside the Corporate Performance and Resource Report;

(v)       Identify how areas of strong performance and good practice can be shared in other services.


Officer contacts:


Sustainable Stockport Alan Lawson on 474 5397 or email: or Lisa Joy on 474 4044 or email:


Inclusive Neighbourhoods Gaynor Ward on 474 3186 or email: or Stephen Pate on 218 1086 or email:

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Climate Action Now – Annual Report & Immediate Actions pdf icon PDF 480 KB

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


This report outlines the progress made in line with the Climate Action Now (CAN) Strategy since its launch in 2020 and goes on to propose further plans to enhance   the Council’s approach to responding to the Climate Emergency.


The CAN Strategy encompasses all areas of Council operations and influence. There are many actions taking place across the Council but due to the nature of the Climate Emergency it is evident that more needs to be done, hence the need for further plans to enhance the CAN Strategy.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note and comment on the progress achieved since the implementation of the CAN strategy across the borough.


Officer contact: Nick Leslie at

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Greater Manchester (GM) Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Accord Stockport Position pdf icon PDF 881 KB

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


This report provides an overview of the recently agreed the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Accord which was agreed at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) for further local consideration. This report considers Stockport’s progress against the accord commitments and makes a recommendation for local adoption of the commitments for a resilient and thriving Voluntary Community Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector.


The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:


·         Note the updates on progress against the Accord commitments outlined in section 3 above.

·         Endorse the GM Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Accord and agree that this progresses to be adopted locally

·         Comment upon and support the Stockport approach to the implementation of the eight commitments set out in the VCSE Accord


Officer contact: Kathryn Rees on 0161 474 3174 or email:

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 143 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:

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