Agenda

Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Joint Meetings
Monday, 16th January, 2017 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, The Burys, Godalming

Contact: Amy McNulty  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest

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

3.

Questions by members of the public

The Chairman to respond to any questions received from members of the public of which notice has been duly given in accordance with Procedure Rule 10.

 

The deadline for receipt of written questions for this meeting is 5pm on Monday 9 January 2017.

4.

2017/18 SERVICE PLANS pdf icon PDF 217 KB

This report presents the draft Service Plan objectives for Council’s services for 2017/18. Members will receive short presentations from each Head of Service regarding the main features and priorities of their plan and are asked to make any observations on the plans to the Executive.

 

Recommendation

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is requested to consider the draft Service Plan Objectives for 2017/18 and make any observations to the Executive.

5.

FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2017/18 - 2019/20, GENERAL FUND BUDGET 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

This report outlines the latest General Fund Budget position for 2017/18.  Members are reminded of the need to achieve savings throughout the four-year period covered by the Financial Strategy.  Information is provided on the details of the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement 2017/18 and the Council’s financial position following this.

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is requested, in the light of the significant budget shortfall, to consider the cost savings, income generation and growth proposals identified in this report and make comments to the Executive on their relative priority, and make proposals on how Waverley’s Budget can be balanced in 2017/18. The Committee is also requested to consider the draft capital programme and fees and charges schedules and pass comments and observations to the Executive.

 

Recommendation

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.            is requested, in the light of the significant budget shortfall, to consider the cost savings, income generation and growth proposals identified in this report and agree proposals to balance Waverley’s General Fund budget in 2017/18 to pass to the Executive;

 

2.            is requested to consider the draft capital programme and fees and charges schedules and pass comments and observations to the Executive.

Additional documents:

6.

HOUSING REVENUE ACCOUNT BUSINESS PLAN, REVENUE BUDGET AND CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

This report advises Members of the latest position regarding the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue Estimates for 2017/18 and the updated 30-year Business Plan.  The Joint O & S Committee is requested to make comments and observations to the Executive regarding Waverley’s HRA budget and Business Plan for 2017/18.

 

Recommendation

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.             is requested to consider the draft HRA Business Plan and pass comments and observations to the Executive;

 

2.             is requested to consider the draft capital programme and fees and charges schedules and pass comments and observations to the Executive.

Additional documents:

7.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the following recommendation of the motion of the Chairman:-

 

Recommendation

 

That pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified at the meeting).

8.

Any issues to be considered in Exempt session

To consider any matters relating to aspects of any reports on this agenda which it is felt may need to be considered in Exempt session.