Agenda and minutes

Member Committee
Monday, 12th September, 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 6, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 April 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 25 April 2016 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

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.

Minutes:

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

 

No declarations of interest 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 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.

5.

Report Back On Delivery Plan 2015-16 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the delivery of Stockport Homes’ aims during 2015/16, in accordance with the requirements of the Management Agreement.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Gill Bennett on 0161 474 3823 or email: gill.bennett@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services (Stockport Homes) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the delivery of Stockport Homes’ aims during 2015/2016 in accordance with the requirements of the management agreement.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Performance against business critical measures and customer satisfaction had been excellent during the period.

·         Councillors enquired as to the current number of people on the housing register, the levels of rent arrears and what actions were being taken to enforce tenancy agreements.

·         Customers continued to benefit from work undertaken to retrofit homes with renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.

·         The company has worked in partnership with the Council and other agencies to deliver a programme of green space activities and improvement which have also had the added effect of promoting health and wellbeing.

·         Councillors asked that in future reports, performance trends be reflected over a longer period of time.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

6.

Corporate Structures Update pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the company structures project.

 

The Committee is recommended to note the progress to date.

 

Officer contact: Carmel Chambers on 474 2840 or email: carmel.chambers@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Director of Finance (Stockport Homes) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the company structures project.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The process for the creation of the Stockport Homes Development Company had now commenced and discussions remained ongoing with the Council.

·         The recruitment process and terms and conditions for people employed by the new company.

·         Discussions had progressed in respect to the governance arrangements for the Delivery Company.

·         Officers undertook to bring regular updates to the Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Living Wage Foundation And Accreditation pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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

 

The report outlines Stockport Homes’ commitment to paying the Living Wage and supporting the Living Wage Foundation.

 

The Committee is recommended to comment on the report and note Stockport Homes’ commitment to paying the Living Wage.

 

Officer contact: Stacey Marsh on 0161 474 2851 or email: stacey.marsh@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Director of Finance (Stockport Homes) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining Stockport Homes’ commitment to paying the Living Wage and supporting the Living Wage Foundation.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted and the information contained within be welcomed.

8.

Corporate Performance Year To Date July 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

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

 

The report provides a year-to-date summary of performance against indicators and measures.

 

The Committee is recommended to comment on the report and note performance and improvement actions outlined in the report.

 

Officer contact:  Rob Lloyd/ Katalin Szavai on 474 3279/ 474 3764 or email: rob.lloyd@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Director of Corporate Services (Stockport Homes) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update for year to date on performance against indicators and measures.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Performance for the period continued to be positive with 11 of the 16 indicators being on target and rated at green. Only 3 indicators fell outside the accepted tolerance levels.

·         Indicators relating to customer satisfaction on investment and customer feedback process show very high satisfactions amongst customers.

·         Sickness absence was outside the established tolerance levels due to some pockets of sickness in a small number of teams.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

9.

Financial Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on Stockport Homes’ Financial Position from April to July 2016.

 

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

 

Officer contact: Suzanne Whelan on 0161 474 4410 or email: suzanne.whelan@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Director of Finance (Stockport Homes) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the financial position from April to July 2016.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors welcomed the fact that the year-end accounts for Stockport Homes were approved by the Stockport Homes Board in July 2016. A clear audit report had been given on the accounts which provided a strong base going into the current financial year.

·         The Committee noted that the HRA was expected to maintain £228,000 above the minimum reserves balance of £1.0 million for the year ending 2016/2017.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.