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Meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22/01/2007
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MINUTES of the MEETING of the CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE held on 22nd January 2007
(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the meeting)
*Mr R J Gates (Chairman)*Dr M-G Lane
Mr M A Clark (Vice-Chairman)*Mr J C S Mackie
*Mr M H W Band*Mrs A E Mansell
*Mr M J Blower*Mr P J Nicholson
Captain P G Burden*Mr A Rayner
Mrs C CockburnMr C C E Slyfield
Mr V Duckett*Mr R C Terry
Mr B A Ellis*Mr K Webster
*Mrs M V M Hunt
*Present

Mr D C Inman attended as a substitute
Miss G B W Ferguson was also present

56. MINUTES (Agenda Item 2)

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th November 2006 were confirmed and signed.

57. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE (Agenda Item 3)

Apologies for absence were received from Capt P G Burden, Mr M A Clark, Mrs C Cockburn, Mr V Duckett, Mr B A Ellis and Mr C C E Slyfield. Mr D C Inman attended as a substitute.

58. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 4)

There were no interests declared under this heading.

59. EXECUTIVE FOUR-MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME (Appendix A; Agenda Item 6)

RESOLVED that the Executive four-month rolling programme of key decisions be noted.

60. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME (Agenda Item 7)

RESOLVED that the current Work Programme be noted.

61. REVIEW OF WAVERLEY TRAINING SERVICES - UPDATE REPORT (Agenda Item 8; Appendix B)

The Committee received a comprehensive presentation from Mr Bill Blythe from the Surrey Learning and Skills Council on the development of training services for young people in Waverley. Pat Pryke, Manager of Waverley Training Services, was also present. Having had their questions answered, members reached the following conclusions on the review of Waverley Training Services as a whole and agreed to pass them to the Executive.

RESOLVED that the following observations be passed to the Executive, that:-

1. as a non-statutory service, it should continue to be Waverley Training Service’s objective to remain a self-sustaining part of Waverley;

62. SCOPING REPORT - LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP (Agenda Item 9; Appendix C)

RESOLVED that

1. the key questions to be addressed by the in-depth review into the Waverley Local Strategic Partnership be agreed; and

2. the review be conducted in accordance with the timetable set out in the report.

63. DRAFT GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATES 2007/2008 (Agenda Item 10; Appendix D)

The Committee received an update report on the latest position regarding the General Fund budget, including proposals for reducing the budget shortfall.

RESOLVED that the Committee had no particular observations to pass to the Executive on the draft General Fund Revenue Estimates 2007/2008.

64. DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2007/2008 (Agenda Item 11; Appendix E)

The Committee received a report presenting proposals for the draft 2007/2008 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services.

RESOLVED that the Committee had no particular comments to pass to the Executive on the draft Capital Programme 2007/2008.



65. FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2007/2008 - 2009/2010 (Agenda Item 12)

The Committee received a presentation from the Director of Finance on the overall Financial Strategy for 2007/2008 - 2009/2010. Having taken an overarching view of the budget the Committee

RESOLVED that the following observations be passed to the Executive, that:-

1. there should be some allowance made for making further improvements to the waste and recycling system, as identified at the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee;

2. it would be useful to have a footnote to the capital programme showing that the aspirations from the leisure strategy review are not included in the figures as currently presented; and

3. in terms of the capital programme, members stressed the importance that, where money has been allocated to schemes, it was spent and not slipped to forthcoming years, eg the playground replacement programme.

The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.


Chairman

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