Agenda

Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services using the pro-forma by 4.00 pm on Thursday 9 June 2022. Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of the name of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting.

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 01 March 2022.

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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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Adswood Depot: Proposed Acquisition

 

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.

Portfolio Performance and Resources - Q4 2021/22 Annual Reports pdf icon PDF 239 KB

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

 

The report provides a summary of progress in delivering the portfolio priorities, reform programme and other key projects since the final update report, with a focus on the fourth quarter of the year (January to March). It includes out-turn performance and financial data (where this is available) for the Portfolio, along with updates on the portfolio savings programme.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to:-

 

·       Consider the Annual Portfolio Performance and Resource Report;

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

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

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

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

 

Officer contact:

 

Resources, Commissioning & Governance

Peter Owston, Strategy and Performance Manager peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk  (07891 949061)

 

Citizen Focus & Engagement

Alan Lawson, Strategy and Performance Manager alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk  (07890 563587)

 

Financial Resources & Monitoring (both Portfolios)

Stephen Pate, CSS Manager (Specialist) Finance stephen.pate@stockport.gov.uk   (218 1086)

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5.

Corporate Performance and Resources - Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 234 KB

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

 

The report provides a summary of progress in delivering the Council’s priority outcomes and budget in the second half of the financial year, with a particular focus on the fourth quarter of 2021/22 (January – March 2022) and up to May where possible.

 

The report also reflects the 2021/22 Council Plan, MTFP and Portfolio priorities. It includes an executive summary and performance analysis, along with the out-turn position on revenue and capital, and a focus on highlights and exceptions during the year.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:

 

·       Consider the Annual Report;  

·       Review the progress against delivering corporate objectives, key projects, priority outcomes, targets and budgets for 2021/22; and

·       Highlight key areas of and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any performance or resource issues.

 

Officer contact:

 

Holly Rae, Head of Strategy and Design (CSS), holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk  (474 3014)

 

Jonathan Davies, Strategic Head of Service – Finance (Deputy S151), jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk  (218 1025)

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6.

Annual Complaints Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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

 

The report provides an overview of complaints received by the Council and the lessons learnt from complaints during 2021-22. The scope of complaints included in this report covers:

 

·       Corporate complaints

·       Adult’s social care complaints

·       Children’s social care complaints

·       School’s complaints

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the progress being taken to improve complaints handling across the Council.

 

Officer contact: Emma Handby, emma.handby@stockport.gov.uk and Soulla Jones, soulla.jones@stockport.gov.uk

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7.

Members Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service & Monitoring Officer

(Legal and Democratic Governance).

 

The report provides details relating to the LGA voluntary model code of conduct for members to adopt.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to commend to the Council Meeting that the LGA voluntary model code of conduct for Members be adopted by agreement at a future Council Meeting with authority to be provided to the Monitoring Officer to make the consequential amendments to the Constitution without having to return to a further Council Meeting for such agreement.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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8.

Proposed amendments to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 353 KB

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

 

The report provides a composite of all the recommendations made by the Constitution Working Party for amendments to the Constitution arising out of the reports that went to each meeting.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to recommend the proposed amendments to the Constitution as set out at paragraph 3 above to the Council Meeting for approval and implementation by the Monitoring Officer.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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9.

Integrated Care System-Update pdf icon PDF 532 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Strategy.

 

The report provides details relating to the background and context information relating to the Integrated Care Systems (ICS), including the opportunities for Stockport, the Greater Manchester ICS Model, Stockport’s transition work and the emerging Stockport integrated health and care model.

 

The report also provides a further update and describes the opportunities afforded by the new legislation; highlights the progress and recommendations made by the Shadow Locality Board and its constituent working groups; highlights the progress made at Greater Manchester level; and provides an overview of the future direction of Stockport’s Locality arrangements.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Laura Mercer, 0161 218 1799, laura.mercer@stockport.gov.uk

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10.

Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement 2021/22 - Review and Refresh pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report briefly summarises the review process and presents the third iteration of the Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement, to cover the period up to 30th June 2023, and seeks committee’s approval to adopt that refreshed statement.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to:-

 

·       Consider the draft updated statement (which accompanies this report), which will run to 30th June 2023; and

·       Subject to any necessary amendments identified by the Scrutiny Committee, recommend that the statement proceed to Cabinet for approval for publication in July 2022.

 

Officer contact: Alan Lawson, alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk

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11.

The Council’s Relationship with Health Partners - Cabinet Response to Scrutiny Review Recommendations pdf icon PDF 432 KB

To receive an update on the Joint Scrutiny Review conducted by this Scrutiny Committee and Adults Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committee in 2020/21 in addition to a Cabinet Response against these recommendations.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the update.

 

Officer contact: Kathryn Rees, 07989208640, kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Scrutiny Review Topic Selection

To seek suggestions for Scrutiny Review topics for inclusion in the 2022/23 scrutiny work programme.

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13.

Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider a report of the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Services).

 

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: Charles Yankiah on 0161 474 3206 or email:

charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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Councillors are encouraged to submit questions on the Performance and Resources reports prior to the meeting in order to enable a detailed response to be available at the meeting.  Questions should be submitted to Charles Yankiah; tel: 0161 474 3206 or email: charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk.

Item containing information ‘Not for Publication’

14.

Adswood Depot: Proposed Acquisition pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development & Regeneration.

 

The report provides an update of the current status of the Council’s two principal operational depot sites and make recommendations to consolidate the majority of operations currently located at Bird Hall Lane depot at the Adswood Depot, subject to the freehold purchase of the Adswood Depot.

 

(Note: This item includes a ‘not for publication’ appendix that has been circulated to members of the Scrutiny Committee only)

 

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to: -

 

·       Note the current status of the Adswood and Bird Hall Lane depot sites and provide any comments.

·       Support the proposed purchase of the freehold interest in the Adswood depot site on the terms outlined in Confidential Appendix C.

·       Note the actions being reported to Cabinet.

 

Officer contact: James Kington on 07815 997564 or by email on james.kington@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

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