Agenda

Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Joint Meetings
Monday, 18th January, 2016 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Emma Mcquillan  Democratic Services Manager

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.

Corporate Plan 2016-2019 pdf icon PDF 376 KB

The report sets out the proposed content of the new Corporate Plan 2016-19. The design concept will be presented to Members at the meeting.  Members are asked to make any observations on the Corporate Plan to the Executive.

 

Recommendation

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is requested to consider the draft Corporate Plan 2016-19 and to make any observations to the Executive.

4.

Service Plans 2016/2017 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

The report presents the draft Service Plan objectives for all of the Council’s services for 2016/17. 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 2016/17 and make any observations to the Executive.

Financial Strategy 2016/17 - 2019/20

5.

Draft General Fund Budget 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The report outlines the draft General Fund Budget position for 2016/17.  The Joint Committee is 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 2016/17 and the Council’s financial position following this and taking account of savings and other recommendations of the ‘Star Chamber’ process and further proposals following analysis of the Settlement.

 

The Joint Committee is requested to make observations to the Executive regarding Waverley’s draft Budget and the savings and growth proposals, and to make suggestions as to how the current budget shortfall can be addressed.

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Committee gives consideration to the service areas within its remit and passes observations to the Executive regarding:

 

1.    the detailed Budget papers for 2016/17;

 

2.   the list of Budget savings proposals included at Annexe 3;

 

3.    potential Growth Items included at Annexe 3; and

 

4.    proposed Fees and Charges.

 

Additional documents:

6.

Draft Capital Programme 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The report puts forward proposals for the draft 2016/17 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services for consideration by the Joint Committee.  The report also considers proposed revenue projects to be included within the 2016/17 Budget. The purpose of this report is to make observations to the Executive regarding the General Fund Capital Programme and revenue projects for 2016/17. 

 

Recommendation

 

It is recommended that the Joint Committee notes the report and informs the Executive of its views on the draft Capital Programme and schedule of Revenue Projects.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan, Revenue Budget and Capital Programme 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The report advises the Joint Committee of the latest position regarding the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue Estimates for 2016/17 and the updated 30-year Business Plan.  The Joint Committee is requested to make observations and comments as appropriate to the Executive regarding Waverley’s Draft HRA budget for 2016/17.

 

Recommendation

 

The Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to pass comments and observations to the Executive on the detailed estimates and proposals in this report.

 

Additional documents:

8.

Work Programme

Members of each Overview and Scrutiny Committee may like to think about whether there are items arising from the reports discussed at this meeting that they wish to recommend for inclusion as part of the Committee’s work programme in 2016/17.  If items can be added to the work programme in advance of the start of the new Council year, there is more time available for in-depth review work to be carried out by each Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider the following recommendation on 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 item 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 this item 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 Part I of Schedule 12A to the Act (to be identified, as necessary, at the meeting).

10.

ANY OTHER ISSUES TO BE CONSIDERED IN EXEMPT SESSION

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