Agenda and draft minutes

Standards and General Purposes Committee - Monday, 25th April, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming. View directions

Contact: Georgina Hall  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

STD 15/21

Minutes

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting which took place on 6 December 2021 (to be laid on the table 30 minutes before the meeting commences).

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2021 were agreed.

STD 16/21

Disclosures of Interests

To receive from Members, declarations of interests in relation to any items included on the agenda for this meeting in accordance with the Waverley Code of Local Government Conduct.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

STD 17/21

Questions by Members of the public

The Chairman to respond to any written questions received from Members of the public in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00pm on Thursday 14 April 2022.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

STD 18/21

Questions from Members of the Council

The Chairman to respond to any written questions received from Members in accordance with Procedure Rule 11.

 

The deadline for receipt of questions is 5.00pm on Thursday 14 April 2022.

 

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the Council.

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

Unless specified under an individual item, there are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to the reports in Part I of these minutes.

STD 19/21

Review of the remits of Resources and Services Overview & Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Purpose and summary

 

To amend the remits of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny (O&S)

Committees to better balance the workload of these Committees.

 

Recommendations

 

Amend the terms of reference for the Overview and Scrutiny Committees

(Article 6.1, Part 3, Waverley Borough Council Constitution) as follows:

 

Terms of Reference

Waverley has two Overview and Scrutiny Committees covering the following areas:

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Remit (Service Areas)

1.    Resources

 

 

Business Transformation

Finance and Property

Housing Operations

Housing Delivery and Communities [housing related]

Policy and Governance

2.    Services

 

This Committee will act as the designated Crime and Disorder Committee for the purposes of Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006.

Commercial Services

Environmental and Regulatory Services

Housing Operations

Housing Delivery and Communities [non-housing related]

Planning and Economic Development

 

            The Resources O&S committee may, with the agreement of the chairman and vice-chairman of the Services O&S Committee, assume responsibility for an item which would normally fall within the remit of Services O&S if it has substantial revenue or capital implications.

 

Minutes:

The Committee received a report which recommended an amendment to the remits of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny (O&S) Committees to better balance the workload of these Committees, following the restructuring of the O&S Committees agreed by the Council in October 2021.

 

The Committee welcomed the review of the remits to address the imbalance.  One Committee member however expressed concern that workload of O&S would still be too great and that consideration should be given to the establishment of a housing O&S committee in the future.

 

Following the debate the Chairman moved the recommendation and it was

 

RESOLVED

 

That Council be recommended to amend the terms of reference for the

Overview and Scrutiny Committees (Article 6.1, Part 3, Waverley

Borough Council Constitution) as follows:

 

            6.1       Terms of Reference

 

Waverley has two Overview and Scrutiny Committees covering the following areas:

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Remit (Service Areas)

1.    Resources

 

 

Business Transformation

Finance and Property

Housing Operations

Housing Delivery and Communities [housing related]

Policy and Governance

2.    Services

 

This Committee will act as the designated Crime and Disorder Committee for the purposes of Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006.

Commercial Services

Environmental and Regulatory Services

Housing Operations

Housing Delivery and Communities [non-housing related]

Planning and Economic Development

 

            The Resources O&S committee may, with the agreement of the chairman and vice-chairman of the Services O&S Committee, assume responsibility for an item which would normally fall within the remit of Services O&S if it has substantial revenue or capital implications.

 

PART II - MATTERS OF REPORT

There are no items under this heading.