Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 24/04/2002
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WORK PROGRAMME FOR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES
LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Review of Support Services for Members (including IT support and training, presentation facilities at public meetings, member car parking provision, accommodation and office facilities, members’ allowances and other facilities currently available to members).
Scoping report approved on 3/4/01. Update report on Members’ IT support element of review to Committee on 20/11/01. Further reports in due course.
Public Access Strategy
To consider the proposed Public Access Strategy for consistent service delivery over all services across all access channels – face to face, telephone and internet – part of the Facilities Management Best Value Action Plan. Report due in
Implementing Electronic Government (IEG) Statement
To consider progress on the Council's approved IEG Statement for customer focussed service delivery. Government capital funding of £200,000 has recently been announced for 2002/03 to support this initiative. Presentation to all members of the Council in
with progress report to the Committee expected to follow.
Office Accommodation Review
To consider report proposing proceeding with the next stage of the Office Accommodation Review to take account of issues arising from the Facilities Management Best Value Action Plan and IEG initiatives. Report expected in May.
Facilities Management Best Value Action Plan
Progress report on the Best Value Action Plan for Facilities Management due in April/May 2002.
Roger Standing and Richard Wood
Cultural and Leisure Provision and Youth
Services to Young People
On hold - awaiting outcome of Surrey County Council discussions on Area Committees.
Drop-In Centre – Farnham
Discussions currently taking place with SCC concerning the possibility of the use of Montrose House as a Drop-In Centre.
Report expected in May 2002.
Museum of Farnham
Year Two Fundamental Service Review. Received legal advice. Service Review Group considering a range of options to be able to report in Spring 2002
Following approval of funding, consultant now appointed to develop fundraising strategy.
To be considered as part of the Year 5 FSR.
Sandy Hill Youth Facility
Discussions continuing with Rushmoor Borough Council and Pavilion
Godalming Leisure Needs
(a) Godalming Skate Park – now complete.
(b) Broadwater Park – ‘Parklife’ Masterplan received by the Godalming Leisure Needs SIG at its meeting on 23/10/02. Environment O and S received presentation. Procurement process is currently being worked-up. Leisure Needs SIG meeting again on 10/04/02.
COMMUNITY OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Government Response to the Green Paper (including Starter Homes Initiative, Social Rent Reforms and Arms Length Companies)
Considered at Committee on 22/2/01 and further reports on issues arising
Affordable Housing (including Key Workers)
Housing Needs Survey results received and Workshop for all members held on 30/10/01. Further report in due course.
John Swanton/Louise Goodfellow
Considered on 5/4/01 and 21/2/02. Matter ongoing.
David January/Louise Goodfellow
Future Health Provision in Waverley
Considered on 5/4/01 –update report went to 18/3/02 meeting.
This item can now be removed from the work programme.
Considered on 5/4/01 with subsequent reports on 4/6/01 and 12/11/01. Further report on financial implications once the Waverley Community Transport Business Plan has been compiled and approved.
Anticipated report to May meeting.
ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
Planning and Major Developments
Planning Code – Overview
Report from DA considered by the Probity in Planning Sub-Committee. Work still being undertaken by the Sub-Committee on the Planning Code of Conduct following receipt of questionnaire responses. Report expected
Sara Whitmarsh/Steve Thwaites/Anne Bott
Godalming Key Site
Following the withdrawal of WWF, the developer for this site has been assembling a new proposal. Discussions on the property aspects are still progressing. The planning issues will follow.
Steve Thwaites (Roger Standing)
Implementation of Year 1 FSRs
Report considered on 11/9/01. Further six monthly update due in April/May 2002
Affordable Housing (also under Community O and S)
Affordable Housing Workshop held on 30th October 2001. Further report in due course.
Daniel Hawes/Louise Goodfellow
Future of Dunsfold Airfield
Now that the legal issues surrounding the present planning status of the site have been settled, BAE Systems are still considering their future proposals.
Year Two Fundamental Service Review –
reported to Executive in April 2002. Please see Annexe to Appendix B attached for information.
Waste Management SIG work completed – considered by Executive on 15/01/02. SIG continuing with revised terms of reference - considering the implementation issues relating to the agreed proposals.
Oral update to be given at meeting.
Martin Shorten/Louise Goodfellow
Annual update and six month interim item on Action Plans to be presented to this Committee in advance of the Executive. First interim report considered on 22/01/02
. Strategy launched on 5th February. Report back in Autumn.
Su Gilfrin/Louise Goodfellow
The existing arrangements are being included in the Year Two Fundamental Service Review of Waste Management. Mr Sandy, Portfolio Holder for the Environment has met with Peter Maudsley, Martin Shorten and Gillian Clark. Consultation document on abandoned vehicles has been received from DTLR and a response agreed with the Portfolio Holder.
Scoping report covering abandoned vehicles and fridges to meeting in May (one report covering both issues)
Best Value and Strategies
The process of Best Value across the Council and links between strategies
Agreed at the meeting on 22nd January – subject of Year 3 Fundamental Service Review –
co-ordinating panel to meet to determine to which O and S Committee(s) this should be allocated. Report to meeting in May. Please see report on process elsewhere on agenda
Anne Bott (Louise Goodfellow & Roger Standing)