Agenda and minutes

Contributors Committee - Thursday, 24th March, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Carol Hargreaves  (0161 474 3203)

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Items
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1.

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To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 January 2022.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 27 January 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to be invited to declare any interests they may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors and Officers were invited to declare any interests which they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations were made.

 

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions

 

Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

5.

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in the public interest to exclude the public during consideration of agenda items 6, 7 and 8 which contain information ‘not for publication’ by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local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 (as amended).

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of agenda items 6-9.

 

6.

TLC Business Update

The Chief Executive Officer, Totally Local Company to report at the meeting.

 

The Committee is invited to note the update.

 

Officer Contact: David Hughes at email: david.hughes@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

Minutes:

The Chief Executive Officer, Totally Local Company delivered a verbal presentation which provided a business update to the Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members welcomed the resilience that was being displayed by Totally Local Company during very difficult trading conditions.

·         Members acknowledged the ongoing issues caused by COVID-19 and the difficulties in recruiting and retaining drivers.

·         The relationship between Totally Local Company and Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council continues to be positive.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

7.

TLC Finance Report to 28 February 2022

To consider a report of the Finance & Commercial Director, Totally Local Company.

 

The Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Jallands at steve.jallands@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

Minutes:

The Finance & Commercial Director, Totally Local Company submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided an update to the Committee on the financial position of TLC Ltd to 28 February 2022.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         In response to a Member question, Contributors Committee was provided with more detail in relation to how debt provision was calculated.

·         A short discussion took place relating to gulley cleansing.  Members requested that they be advised when gulley cleansing was taking place in their wards.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

8.

TLC Budget 2022-23 - Commentary

To consider a report of the Finance & Commercial Director, Totally Local Company.

 

The Committee is invited to consider and comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Jallands at steve.jallands@totallylocalcompany.co.uk

Minutes:

The Finance & Commercial Director, Totally Local Company submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which provided details of the key themes of the Budget 2022-2023.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members asked how Totally Local Company would cope if there was an exceptionally bad winter.  In response, the Committee was advised that there was a level of uncertainty and risk and it is likely that there would be a lot of pressure on budgets.

·         Members felt that it was vital that information was gathered and shared in order to come up with a way forward.

 

RESOLVED – That the budget for Totally Local Company for 2022/2023 be approved.

 

 

9.

Date for Future Meeting

The next meeting of the Contributors Committee is due on 21 July 2022.

Minutes:

The next meeting of Contributors Committee is scheduled for 21 July 2022.