Agenda and minutes

Member Committee
Monday, 18th December, 2017 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 July 2017.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 31 July 2017 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

Wendy Wild

Any discussion relating to food banks as a Trustee of a foodbank.

 

 

 

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 and Executive Councillors 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.

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to exclude the public during consideration of the confidential appendix in agenda item 14 which contains information “not for publication by virtue of Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local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RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public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 the ‘not for publication’ appendix to agenda item 14 ‘Progress on Establishing a Charitable Subsidiary) (see Minute 14 below)

6.

Quarter one and two 2017/2018 Customer Feedback Report pdf icon PDF 568 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

The report provides the Committee with details of the feedback received during the first and second quarters of 2017/2018.

 

The Committee is requested to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Matthew Love on Tel: 0161 474 2600 or email: matthew.love@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Committee with information relating to quarter one and quarter two customer feedback for 2017/2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

7.

Corporate Performance Update pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides a year to date summary of performance against corporate indicators.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Jemma Russell on Tel: 474 4497 or email: jemma.russell@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing a year to date summary of performance against corporate indicators.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors noted that at the end of October, three indicators were slightly outside of target but all remained within the agreed tolerance.

·         The Chair asked for further information in respect to the lessons learned from the IT incident which had resulted in four hours of outage for the repairs system.

·         It was reported that an analysis was being undertaken of the benefits or otherwise of moving to the new HQ building and that a report would be submitted to a future meeting.

·         The Committee welcomed the efforts being made to reduce employee sickness levels and the positive progress made in the last year.

 

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

8.

Greenspace Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on the Greenspace Strategy and Action Plan 2016 to date.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Joanne Cole on email: joanne.cole@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the Greenspace Strategy and Action Plan 2016 to date.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors noted and discussed the three main aims of the strategy which were (i) The management, maintenance and development of a network of high quality green spaces (ii) To work collaboratively with existing and new customers, key stakeholders and partners to identify secure resources to deliver effective and efficient green spaces and (iii) To ensure the social, economic, health and well-being and environmental benefits of green spaces contribute to long term sustainability of neighbourhoods.

·         Councillors requested further information in respect to the contract tendering process and whether partner organisations were proactively encouraged to tender for work.

·         It was suggested that where possible, contract information be included on the Company website to enable to tenants to check that contractual agreements are being adhered to.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

9.

Update on Social Inclusion Outcomes pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To consider a report of the Director Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on the delivery of the positive outcomes for customers delivered through the Social Inclusion Strategy.

 

The Committee is requested to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Tanya King on Tel: 0161 474 2887 or email: tanya.king@stockporthomes.org

 

 

Minutes:

The Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) explaining how positive outcomes for customers were delivered through the Social Inclusion Strategy.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The Chair thanked officers for the excellent work being undertaken on the delivery of the four key objectives.

·         Councillors discussed the progress made to date including efforts to tackle poverty, community engagement, education & employment and supporting vulnerable households.

·         Councillors requested further information in respect to work undertaken to ensure that children are school ready.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

10.

Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 270 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods and Support.

 

The report provides an update on the performance and key achievements of the anti-social behaviour (ASB) and related services for 2016/2017 and for quarter one and two 2017/2018.

 

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

 

Officer Contact: Jane Allen on Tel: 0161 474 3876 or email: jane.allen@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Committee with an update on performance and the key achievements of the Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and related services for 2016/2017 and for quarter one and two for 2017/2018.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The Committee noted that at the end of quarter two of 2017/2018, 33 of the 38 actions identified in the strategy had been completed. Four actions were on target for completion by the deadline but would be completed by the end of the calendar year.

·         Effective partnership working with the Council and the Police had resulted in 98.32% of cases being resolved in an average of 78 days whilst achieving customer satisfaction levels of 96.63%.

·         Councillors discussed the fact that Stockport Homes were the first ALMO in the country to be delegated authority to serve Community Protection Notices (CPNs) on behalf of a Council – the Committee discussed how Stockport Homes also interacted with other partner agencies on this issue.

 

RESOLVED – That this report be noted.

11.

Update on Health Partnerships with Stockport Together pdf icon PDF 321 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Neighbourhood and Support, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on progress in partnership working with Stockport Together around health initiatives.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Tanya King on Tel: 0161 474 2887 or email: tanya.king@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

The Director of Neighbourhoods and Support, Stockport Homes Ltd submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on partnership work delivered to date with Stockport Together agencies.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors discussed the support provided to vulnerable, elderly residents and noted that Stockport Homes had been involved in discussion relating to the reform of the hospital transfer process.

·         Annual winter welfare visits to vulnerable older people were delivered in partnership with Public Health. In 2016/2017, 254 visits had been completed.

·         Significant effort had been invested to raise awareness of the wide range of health related services provided by the company.

·         Councillors welcomed the decision to make WIFI available on Stockport Homes Tower Blocks.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

12.

Financial Monitoring Update pdf icon PDF 475 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on financial performance between April and October 2017.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: John Kennedy on Tel: 474 2868 or email: john.kennedy@stockporthomes.org

Minutes:

The Director of Resources, Stockport Homes Ltd, submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on financial performance between April and October 2017.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         The Committee noted that the October management accounts for the company reported a year end forecast surplus of £818,000.

·         Councillors requested further information in respect to the bio-mass plant at Lancashire Hill and the fact that income was forecast to be under budget by £244,000.

·         Some schemes of work planned for 2017/2018 would now be completed in 2018/2019, the lifts programme and the Offerton Masterplan being examples.

·         Councillors asked if there had been a change to the way in which water income was reported.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

13.

Member Committee Update Report pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on operational issues at Stockport Homes.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

Minutes:

The Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on operational issues that may have been of interest to the Committee including the ‘Rough Sleeping Social Impact Bond’, work undertaken by Stockport Homes in conjunction with Threshold, the Starting Point Partnership, Winter Welfare visits and the Caretaking Service.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

14.

Progress on establishing a Charitable Subsidiary pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd.

 

The report provides an update on the establishment of a charitable subsidiary.

 

The Committee is invited to comment on the report.

 

Officer Contact: Sandra Coleing on Tel: 0161 474 2867 or email: sandra.coleing@stockporthomes.org

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Assistant Chief Executive, Stockport Homes Ltd, submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) provided an update on progress made in setting up a charitable subsidiary.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted