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Meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22/01/2007
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Date: 12th January 2007


To: All Members and Substitute
Members of the Corporate
Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Membership of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
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
Capt P G Burden Mr A Rayner
Mrs C Cockburn Mr C C E Slyfield
Mr V Duckett Mr R C Terry
Mr B A Ellis Mr K Webster
Mrs M V M Hunt
Substitutes
Liberal DemocratConservativeIndependent
Mr J M SavageMr L C BateDr P M Marriott
Mr M A EdgingtonMrs P Ellis
Mr B G ShelleyMrs P M Frost
Mrs J R KeenMr D C Inman
Dear Sir/Madam

A meeting of the CORPORATE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE will be held as follows:-

DATE: MONDAY, 22ND JANUARY 2007

The Agenda for the meeting is set out below.

Yours faithfully

ROBIN PELLOW

Head of Committee and Member Services

NOTES FOR MEMBERS

Members are reminded that contact officers are shown at the end of each report and members are welcome to raise questions etc in advance of the meeting with the appropriate officer.
AGENDA

1. INFORMAL PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

The Chairman to receive any informal questions from members of the public.

2. MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting held on 20th November 2006 (to be laid on the table half an hour before the meeting).

3. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND SUBSTITUTES

To receive apologies for absence and to report any substitutions.

4. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS

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

5. 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.


FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME

6. EXECUTIVE - FOUR MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME
[Wards Affected: N/A]

To receive, for information, the four month rolling programme of key decisions considered by the Executive at its meeting on 9th January 2007, attached as Appendix A, and to identify any issues which the Committee would wish to have sight of before they are considered by the Executive.

7. COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME

The current work programme items are set out below:-


ItemCurrent Situation
Anticipated Earliest Date (where known)
Lead Officer
1.Review of Waverley Training ServicesTo receive an update report - set out elsewhere on the agenda.January 2007Roger Standing
2.Local Strategic PartnershipA scoping report on the proposed review is featured elsewhere on this agenda.January 2007Roger Standing



WORK PROGRAMME ITEMS

8. REVIEW OF WAVERLEY TRAINING SERVICES - UPDATE REPORT
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix B provides member and officer feedback on the visits, on 29th November 2006 and 5th December 2006, to Waverley Training Services (WTS), the Pump House, Kimbers Lane, Farnham. At the meeting the Committee will also be receiving a presentation from a representative of the Surrey Learning and Skills Council (SLSC) on the development of training services for young people in Waverley.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee:
2. the Committee gives consideration to the conclusions and recommendations it wishes to reach on this review.

9. SCOPING REPORT - LOCAL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP REVIEW
[Wards Affected: All]

The Committee agreed at an earlier meeting that an in-depth review should be undertaken of Waverley’s Local Strategic Partnership. The purpose of the report at Appendix C is to establish the parameters for the review.

Recommendation

It is recommended that:


BUDGET ITEMS

10. DRAFT GENERAL FUND REVENUE ESTIMATES 2007/2008
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix D updates the Committee on the latest position regarding the General Fund Budget. It contains proposals for reducing the Budget shortfall, which the Executive is due to consider on 9th January.

This Committee is asked to give its views on subsequent recommendations from the Executive. The Executive will give final consideration to the Budget on 6th February 2007, including the comments reported from the Overview and Scrutiny meetings and the Licensing Committee, before making recommendations to Council on 20th February 2007.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee gives further consideration to the draft General Fund Estimates for the services within its remit, including the proposed Budget Reductions.

11. DRAFT CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2007/2008
[Wards Affected: All]

The report at Appendix E presents the proposals for the draft 2007/2008 Capital Programme in respect of the General Fund services for consideration by the Overview and Scrutiny Committees during January. Observations will be reported to the Executive on 6th February, with final approval of the Capital Programme being determined by Council on 20th February.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Committee notes the report and informs the Executive of its views on the draft Capital Programme for the services within its remit.

12. FINANCIAL STRATEGY 2007/2008 - 2009/2010

Members to receive a summary from the Director of Finance on the overall Financial Strategy, to include observations from the Executive meeting held on 9th January, potential implications for proposed budget reductions and the comments from the earlier meetings of the Environment and Leisure and Community Overview and Scrutiny Committees relating to the budgets within their remits.

Recommendation

The Committee is invited to take an overarching view of the Financial Strategy in its entirety and pass any observations to the Executive.



13. 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(s) 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 item(s), there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 1001 of the Act) of the description specified in the appropriate paragraph(s) of the revised Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (to be identified at the meeting).

14. ANY OTHER 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.



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