Agenda

Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 9th November, 2022 9.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Matthew Stembrowicz  Email: matthew.stembrowicz@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

To Receive Apologies for Absence

2.

Substitutes

3.

Public Questions & Statements

To receive questions / statements from the public, if any.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 360 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 28th September and 12th October 2022.

Additional documents:

5.

Items of Urgent Business

To determine any other items of business which the Chairman decides should be considered as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

6.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 721 KB

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests that they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Code of Conduct for Members requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

7.

Petitions From Members of the Public

To consider any petitions received from members of the public.

8.

Consideration of Any Matter Referred to the Committee by a Member

To consider any requests made by non-executive Members of the Council, and notified to the Monitoring Officer with seven clear working days’ notice, to include an item on the agenda of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

9.

Responses of the Council or the Cabinet to the Committee's Reports or Recommendations

To consider any responses of the Council or the Cabinet to the Committee’s reports or recommendations:

10.

Waste Contract: Serco Briefing - Target Operating Model & GAP Analysis Update pdf icon PDF 787 KB

To receive and note the report, or consider any necessary recommendations.

11.

PRUDENTIAL INDICATORS 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

Options considered:

This report presents the out-turn position in respect of the Prudential Indicators for 2021-22.

 

To approve the out-turn position in respect of the 2021-22 Prudential Indicators, or

Do nothing.

 

Conclusions:

 

The Prudential Indicators for 2021-22 are fully complied with.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

Members are asked to consider the report and recommend the following to Full Council:

 

That the out-turn position in respect of the 2021-22 Prudential Indicators are approved

 

To meet the requirements of the CIPFA Prudential Code and the CIPFA Treasury Management code of Practice.

 

 

LIST OF BACKGROUND PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY LAW

(Papers relied on to write the report, which do not contain exempt information and which are not published elsewhere)

 

 

 

 

           

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Eric Seward

 

Ward(s) affected

N/A

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Alison Chubbock, 07967 325037, alison.chubbock@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

12.

BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2022/23 - PERIOD 6 pdf icon PDF 514 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

 

This report summarises the budget monitoring position for the revenue account, and reserves statement to the end of September 2022

 

Not applicable

 

Conclusions:

 

 

The overall position at the end of September 2022 shows a £4,191,298 underspend for the current financial year on the revenue account, this is however currently expected to deliver a full year overspend of £909,235.  (At the end of 2021/22 £616k was added to the General reserve to help offset the impacts of pay and inflation in the current year)

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

1)    Note the contents of the report and the current budget monitoring position.

 

2)    Recommend to Council that any outturn deficit is funded from a contribution from the use of the General Reserve

 

3)    Agree that a regular update should be provided to Members on the measures being undertaken to mitigate and reduce the current forecast deficit

 

To update Members on the current budget monitoring position for the Council.

 

 

LIST OF BACKGROUND PAPERS AS REQUIRED BY LAW

(Papers relied on to write the report, which do not contain exempt information, and which are not published elsewhere)

 

System Budget monitoring reports

 

               

Cabinet Member(s) Cllr Eric Seward

 

Ward(s) affected All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:  Alison Chubbock 07967 325037 Alison.chubbock@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

13.

Coastal Partnership East - Update Report pdf icon PDF 749 KB

To receive and note the report, and consider the frequency of any future updates.

14.

NORTH NORFOLK CORPORATE PLAN - REVIEW OF DELIVERY FEBRUARY 2020 - OCTOBER 2022 & AGREEMENT OF PRIORITY OBJECTIVES FOR THE PERIOD TO MAY 2023 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

 

Summary:

Following the District Council elections in May 2019 the Council developed and agreed a Corporate Plan in November 2019 and a Delivery Plan in February 2020, which detailed the authority’s key priorities and objectives over the four-year period to 2023.

 

Soon after agreement of the Delivery Plan the COVID pandemic spread to the UK and much of the Council’s focus during 2020 moved towards a response to this unprecedented situation supporting our residents and businesses. Over the following two and a half years the Council has balanced its response to the pandemic and new and emerging situations including delivery of the Homes for Ukraine programme locally and the rising cost of living pressures whilst delivering against the Delivery Plan objectives and maintaining core serviceprovision.

 

During this time the Cabinet has reviewed the Delivery Plan objectives and actions in October 2020 and November 2021 reviewing progress and setting priorities for the forthcoming twelvemonths.

 

This report details the progress made in delivering against the Delivery Plan and outlines where priority focus will be directed over the next six months – ie until the Full Council elections in May 2023, following which the newly elected Council will have an opportunity to develop a new Corporate Plan.

 

Options considered:

Given the changing context in which the Council has needed to operate over the period since March 2020 due to COVID and issues arising as a result of the war in Ukraine, the Council could have resolved not to progress any of the Corporate Plan objectives because of the need to direct capacity and resources in responding to those unprecedented worldevents.

 

However, the Cabinet has considered the capacity of the Council to take forward actions detailed in the Corporate Plan Delivery Plan, sometimesover

extended timescales, reflecting the changed context in which the Council has had to operate.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conclusions:

The alternative options considered were:-

·       do nothing to re-profile the Delivery Plan actions,or

·       agree to “pause” all Delivery Plan actions and concentrate on the COVID, Homes for Ukraine and cost of living pressures responses and Business As Usual service provision.

 

The report details a practical and measured response to the Council prioritising its Delivery Plan actions for the remaining period of this Council administration – ie through until May 2023.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

Reasons for Recommendations:

Cabinet is asked to review and comment on the progress made against the original and revised Delivery Plan objectives and agree those objectives where they would wish focus to be directed over the period to May 2023.

 

To reflect the changed circumstances in which the Council has operated over the period since March 2020 in seeking to balance its Corporate Plan priorities against unforeseen developments such as COVID and the war in Ukraine.

 

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Tim Adams, Leader of the Council

Ward(s) affected

All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Steve Blatch, Chief Executive, steve.blatch@north-norfolk.gov.uk, 01263 516232

 

Additional documents:

Work Programmes

15.

The Cabinet Work Programme pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To note the upcoming Cabinet Work Programme.

16.

Overview & Scrutiny Work Programme and Update pdf icon PDF 291 KB

To receive an update from the Scrutiny Officer on progress made with topics on its agreed work programme, training updates and to receive any further information which Members may have requested at a previous meeting:

 

1.    Verbal update on Sheringham Leisure Centre Project Review requested

Additional documents:

17.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To pass the following resolution, if necessary:

 

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph _ of Part I of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Act.”