Agenda

Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 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 350 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 15th January 2019.

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

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.

Delivery Plan 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

In parallel to the Corporate Plan, senior managers have worked with Cabinet to develop a Delivery Plan, setting out the initially identified key work which will be undertaken to meet the objectives of the authority for up to 2023.  The draft document is now attached for Cabinet’s approval.

 

The Council needs to publish a Delivery Plan to provide high level, public statement of how we will deliver the Corporate Plan.  The development of this Plan has involved extensive discussion and engagement with a range of internal stakeholders.

 

 

Conclusions:

 

That the draft Delivery Plan, as attached as an Appendix to this report, is recommended for approval by Cabinet.

 

 

Recommendations:

(Considered by Cabinet 03 February 2020)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

  1. Agree the content of the draft Delivery Plan 2019-2023.
  2. Authorises the Corporate Directors and Heads of Paid Service, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to agree any minor revisions and changes to the final draft of the Delivery Plan document and thereafter the format and design of the document for publication.
  3. Request that the Overview & Scrutiny Committee establishes Scrutiny Panels to act as a mechanism to review and monitor decisions made relating to the strategic policy, performance and resources required to deliver the priorities of the Council as set out in the Corporate Plan and Delivery Pan.

 

The Delivery Plan details how the Council will deliver the Corporate Plan for the period 2019-2023.

 

It provides the basis for the Council’s performance management during that period, as a measurement of what is delivered against the Plan’s framework and lays out many of the key projects, workstreams and initiatives planned through to 2023, although as further initiatives are identified, these will become part of the plan.

 

The plan will be subject to annual review to ensure that it continues to reflect the Council’s priorities and objectives throughout that period in response to emerging trends, policy developments and legislation.

 

 

 

 

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Sarah Butikofer

 

Ward(s) affected: All

  Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

  Nick Baker, 01263 516221 – nick.baker@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Additional documents:

11.

Capital Strategy 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Summary:

This report sets out the Council’s Capital Strategy for the year 2020-21. It sets out the Council’s approach to the deployment of capital resources in meeting the Council’s overall aims and objectives while providing the strategic framework for the effective management and monitoring of the capital programme.

 

Options Considered:

This report must be prepared to ensure the Council complies with the CIPFA Treasury Management and Prudential Codes.

 

Conclusions:

The Council is required to approve a Capital Strategy to demonstrate compliance with the Codes and establishes the strategic framework for the management of the capital programme.

 

Recommendations:

That Cabinet recommends to Full Council that;

 

The Capital Strategy and Prudential Indicators for 2020-21 are approved.

 

Reasons for Recommendation:

Approval by Council demonstrates compliance with the Codes and provides a framework within which to consider capital investment decisions.

 

 

 

 

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr E Seward

Ward(s) affected: All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Lucy Hume, 01263 516246, lucy.hume@north-norfolk.gov.uk     

 

 

 

12.

Investment Strategy 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Summary:

This report sets out details of the Council’s investment activities and presents a strategy for the prudent investment of the Council’s resources. 

Options Considered:

Alternative investment and debt options are continuously appraised by the Council’s treasury advisors, Arlingclose and all appropriate options are included within this Strategy.

Conclusions:

The preparation of this Strategy is necessary to comply with the guidance issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Recommendations:

That the Council be asked to RESOLVE that The Investment Strategy is approved.

Reasons for Recommendation:

The Strategy provides the Council with a flexible investment strategy enabling it to respond to changing market conditions.

 

 

           

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr E Seward

Ward(s) affected: All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email: Lucy Hume, lucy.hume@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

13.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 735 KB

Summary:

This report sets out details of the Council’s treasury management activities and presents a strategy for the prudent investment of the Council’s surplus funds, as well as external borrowing. 

Options Considered:

Alternative investment and debt options are continuously appraised by the Council’s treasury advisors, Arlingclose and all appropriate options are included within this Strategy.

Conclusions:

The preparation of this Strategy Statement is necessary to comply with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s Code of Practice for Treasury Management in Public Services.

Recommendations:

That the Council be asked to RESOLVE that The Treasury Management Strategy Statement is approved.

Reasons for Recommendation:

The Strategy provides the Council with a flexible treasury strategy enabling it to respond to changing market conditions and ensure the security of its funds, as well as secure borrowing at the best value.

 

 

           

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr E Seward

Ward(s) affected: All

 Contact Officer, telephone number and email: Lucy Hume, 01263 516246

 

14.

Sheringham Leisure Centre Project Update pdf icon PDF 629 KB

To receive an update on the Sheringham Leisure Centre project.

Work Programmes

15.

The Cabinet Work Programme pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To note the upcoming Cabinet Work Programme.

16.

Overview & Scrutiny Work Programme and Update pdf icon PDF 274 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.

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.”

18.

To Consider Any Exempt Matters Arising From Consideration of the Public Business of the Agenda