Agenda

Informal, Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2021.

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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.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public interest to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of the following item:

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

 

 

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Active Communities: Update on Transition to New Arrangements for Operation of Council-Owned Leisure Centres and Delivery of Active Communities Programmes

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

 

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4.

Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any)

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5.

Draft Council Plan 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader of the Council

 

The Council Plan accompanies the budget and set a high-level framework for decision making throughout the financial year. It is a public-facing summary document that sits above annual (detailed) Portfolio Agreements.

 

The plan had been developed by the Cabinet, supported by Officers, and is and is an opportunity to reflect on performance to date and policy priorities for the future. Priorities in the plan are included by exception. The plan doesn’t attempt to describe everything the Council does only those things that are of crucial importance in a specific year.

 

The 2022/23 Council Plan has been aligned with the key themes and ambitions from our new ONE Stockport Borough Plan framework, namely ONE Heart, ONE Home and ONE Future.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:-

 

·         Consider and comment on the draft 2022/23 Council Plan and Equality Impact Assessment; and

·         Note the key issues and processes outlined in the report.

 

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

 

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6.

Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 177 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Resources, Commissioning & Governance and Citizen Focus & Engagement

 

The Cabinet has previously set out its approach to responding to the opportunities, challenges and uncertainty outlined within the review of the medium-term financial plan at its meeting on 21st September 2021. This was shared for further discussion and comment with scrutiny committees in October 2021.

 

Following these discussions further development of proposals have been undertaken and these are now being shared again with Scrutiny for comment and consideration.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is requested to comment on the proposals within the four business cases alongside feedback from consultation and equalities analysis.

 

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

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7.

2021/22 Quarter 2+ Budget Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 491 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on variations to the revenue budget forecast outturn and the Capital Programme since the Q2 Mid-Year update report. The report also includes an update on the Dedicated Schools Grant, the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) and Collection Fund.

 

Th report acts as an intermediary to the Quarter 3 Update reports that will be presented to scrutiny committees at the end of February and beginning of March. As these reports follow the Full Council Budget meeting on 24 February 2022, it is necessary to provide a Quarter 2+ update to help inform the budget setting process. 

 

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

 

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

 

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8.

Radically Digital Stockport: Developing Our Strategy pdf icon PDF 914 KB

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

 

The report outlines how the Council is developing its ambitions for the next phase of our digital journey, including an overview of our priorities for the year ahead and how we intend to approach develop an inclusive, robust and ambitious digital strategy.

 

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

 

Officer Contacts: Holly Rae, Craig Hughes or Adrian Davies on telephone number 07800 617 550 or alternatively email on holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk / craig.hughes@stockport.gov.uk / adrian.davies@stockport.gov.uk

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9.

Workforce Planning and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 537 KB

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

 

The report provides an update to the Scrutiny Committee on the One Team People Plan and the underpinning work to ensure an engaged, resilient and productive workforce.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is requested to:-

 

·         Comment on the contents of the report and progress made during 2021

·         Comment on the plans outlined for 2022

 

Officer Contacts: Kathryn Rees/Jennie Neill on: kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk/jennie.neill@stockport.gov.uk

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10.

Sickness Absence Year End Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy chief Executive

 

The reporthighlightsthe councils (excluding Schools) sickness absence performance attheyear-end point,(1 April 2020 to31 March 2021). Given the time of the reporting cycle, the mid-year position of 2021/2022 is also included.

 

The actionsthat are being undertaken to support colleagues and addresssickness absence are also outlined along with anoverviewoffuture plans.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

·         note and comment onthe year-end outturn for 2020/21 of 8.14days per FTE which is 14.3% belowthe council target of9.5 days and is the lowest sickness figure reported since 2008.

 

·         comment ontheactivityrelated to supportingthe effective managementofsickness absence along withsupportingthe Health,Safetyand Wellbeing oftheworkforce asoutlined in sections 6 and 7.

 

Officer Contacts: Kathryn Rees or Jennie Neill: kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk / jennie.neill@stockport.gov.uk


 

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11.

Portfolio Dashboards

The Scrutiny Committee has the opportunity to consider the portfolio dashboards for Corporate Performance and Resources and the Citizen Focus & Engagement and Resources, Commissioning & Governance portfolios and raise any issues with regard to performance.

 

Members can view the portfolio dashboards by visiting the following pages:-

 

Corporate Performance and Resources:

 

Citizen Focus and Engagement

  

Resources, Commissioning and Governance

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12.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 174 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: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

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Item including information 'Not for Publication'

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13.

Active Communities: Update on Transition to New Arrangements for Operation of Council-Owned Leisure Centres and Delivery of Active Communities Programmes pdf icon PDF 428 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the transition to new arrangements for the operation of Council-owned leisure centres and delivery of programmes to improve physical activity amongst the least active in the Borough from Stockport Sports Trust (trading as Life Leisure) to Stockport Active CIC, who will retain the trading name Life Leisure.

 

The report provides updates on how the different areas of Life Leisure’s work will be monitored by the Council in future, how they will be scrutinised by Members and the governance structures which will be in place between Life Leisure and the Council.

 

The report provides an indication of the level of management fee which is likely to be required to support Life Leisure in 2022/23 and in the following two years (2023/24 and 2024/25), subject to their trading performance.

 

(NOTE: The report contains a confidential appendix that has been circulated to members of the Scrutiny Committee only).

 

The Scrutiny Committee is requested to comment on the approach proposed above and is recommended:-

 

(a)       To note the transition to new arrangements for the operation of Council-owned leisure and delivery of programmes to improve physical activity amongst the least active in the Borough from Stockport Sports Trust (trading as Life Leisure) to Stockport Active CIC, who will retain the trading name Life Leisure.

 

(b)       To note the arrangements for how the different areas of Life Leisure’s work will be monitored by the Council in future, how their will be scrutinised by Members and the governance structures which will in place between Life Leisure and the Council.

 

(c)       To note the indicative level of management fee which is likely to be required to support Life Leisure in 2022/23 and in the following two years (2023/24 and 2024/25), subject to their trading performance.

 

Officer contact: Peter Ashworth on 0161 474 2392 or email: peter.ashworth@stockport.gov.uk

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