Agenda and minutes

Member Committee
Monday, 22nd June, 2015 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

RESOLVED – That Councillor Iain Roberts be elected Chair of the Committee for the duration of the meeting.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 June 2015.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 June 2015 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair subject to the inclusion of Councillor Iain Roberts in the list of those members present.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

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

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Peter Burns

Any discussion relating to The Wellspring as a member of the board.

 

 

 

4.

Urgent Decisions

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

Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

5.

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 Executive, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice. Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to put questions to the Chair on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

No public questions were submitted.

6.

The Renewal of Stockport Homes' Management Agreement and the Review of Its Memorandum and Articles of Association pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration.

 

The report presents for consideration proposals for the future arrangements for the management agreement and the review of its memorandum and articles of association.

 

The Committee are invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Andy Kippax on Tel: 474 4319 or email: andy.kippax@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Corporate and Support Services submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining key issues associated with the revision of the Stockport Homes’ Management Agreement and the review of the companies Memorandum and Articles of Association.

 

Councillors expressed a difference of opinion when discussing the appropriate level for remuneration of Board members and asked that this be brought to the attention of the Executive as well as the comments which had been made at the previous Committee meeting. Councillors welcomed the other proposals detailed in the report.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Customer and Community Engagement Strategy pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Corporate Services, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report outlines the new Customer and Community Engagement Strategy.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Samantha Hill on Tel: 474 2109 or email: Samantha.hill@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services, Stockport Home submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Committee with the opportunity to consider and comment on the Customer and Community Engagement Strategy.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The strategy took into account the need to tailor initiatives to the specific needs of each locality as outlined in Neighbourhood Management Plans.

·         Child Poverty was high at 27 percent in the Stockport Parliamentary Constituency where the majority of Stockport Homes Customers lived – almost 13% of customers were classified as ‘Families with Needs.’

·         The Committee welcomes the framework for positively engaging with young people and the proactive approach taken to help them develop confidence and skills.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Community Buildings Strategy pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Corporate Services, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report outlines the Community Buildings Strategy 2014-2017.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Samantha Hill on Tel: 474 2109 or email: Samantha.hill@stockporthomes.org

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services, Stockport Homes submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) presenting for consideration and comment the Community Buildings Strategy 2014-2017.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Stockport Homes had acquired the management of nine community buildings from the Council in April 2014. The Community Strategy sets out plans for the use of those community buildings to meet the needs of local people and promote social cohesion and neighbourhood stability.

·         Councillors expressed concern that no planned maintenance had taken place in the buildings for several years.

·         Stockport Homes were working closely with Management Committees and volunteers to develop programmes of activities to fully utilise the buildings. Succession planning and the future of Management Committees was a significant area of concern.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Social Inclusion Strategy pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Corporate Services, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report presents for consideration the new Social Inclusion Strategy.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Tanya King on Tel: 474 2887 or email: Tanya.king@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services, Stockport Homes submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) presenting for consideration and comment the Social Inclusion Strategy.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         Councillors welcomed the clear framework for other strategies to tailor service delivery to the specific needs of each neighbourhood.

·         The ambition nature of the aims and objectives should be applauded and Councillors requested that regular updates be provided to the Committee on the implementation of the strategy.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the Director of Corporate Services be requested to circulate web links for the strategies referred to in Section 6 of the report.

10.

Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 166 KB

To consider a report of the Director for Corporate Services, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report outlines the year end update on performance against indicators & measures and progress in implementing the Service Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2014/2015.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Rob Lloyd on Tel: 474 3279 or email: rob.lloyd@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services, Stockport Homes submitted a report 9copies of which had been circulated) providing a rear end update on performance against indicators and measures of progress for implement the Service Improvement Plan (SIP) for 2014/2015.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         It was noted that repairs completed right first time had missed the target but remained within an accepted tolerance.

·         At the end of April, sickness stood at 0.72 days per full time equivalent employee against the in-year target of 0.47 days.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

11.

Financial Performance - Year End 2014/2015 and April 2015 Update pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Finance, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report presents for consideration the latest financial performance at Stockport Homes.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Suzanne Frier on Tel: 474 4410 or email: Suzanne.frier@stockporthomes.org

 

Minutes:

The Director of Finance, Stockport Homes, submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) summarising the financial performance for the financial year to the end of March 2015 and providing an update on financial performance to the end of April 2015.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted