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Venue: Civic Suite, Gibson Building, Kings Hill, West Malling

Contact: Committee Services  Email: committee.services@tmbc.gov.uk

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No. Item

PART 1 - PUBLIC

OS 19/19

Declarations of interest pdf icon PDF 3 KB

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest made in accordance with the Code of Conduct.

OS 19/20

Minutes pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 20 June 2019

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 20 June 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

Matters for Recommendation to the Council

OS 19/21

Proposed Scheme of Co-option pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To suggest a revised scheme of co-option to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Executive set out details of a revised scheme for the co-option of individuals and organisations to the Committee to assist with the scrutiny process in accordance with recently published Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities.

 

RECOMMENDED:  That the Borough Council’s proposed Scheme of Co-Option, as set out at section 1.2 to the report, be endorsed.

Decisions taken by the Committee

OS 19/22

Review of the Council's Public Health Function - Scoping Report pdf icon PDF 117 KB

The report sets out the basis for a review of the Council’s Public Health function, including the delivery of the One You Kent Service

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health outlined a review of the Council’s Public Health function with particular reference to the One You Kent Service, the resources available from Kent County Council, within the Council and from partnership arrangements in West Kent.  The report identified a number of options for consideration in the review.  Members requested that the Director of Public Health at Kent County Council, a representative of local GPs and a member of the One You Kent team be invited to attend the meeting of the Committee on 5 December of assist in the consideration of the delivery of public health services.  

 

RESOLVED:  That the content of the report be noted and a further report be submitted to the meeting of the Committee on 5 December 2019 regarding the options set out at section 1.9 of the report.

Matters submitted for Information

OS 19/23

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman - Annual Review Letter pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To set out the annual report of the Ombudsman regarding complaints received and dealt with over the past year.

Minutes:

The report of the Chief Executive set out the annual report of the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman regarding formal complaints made against the Council over the period for 2018/19.

 

RESOLVED:  That the report be received and noted

Matters for consideration in Private

OS 19/24

Exclusion of Press and Public pdf icon PDF 4 KB

The Chairman to move that the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting during consideration of any items the publication of which would disclose exempt information.

Minutes:

The Chairman moved, it was seconded and

 

RESOLVED:  That as public discussion would disclose exempt information, the following matters be considered in private

 

PART 2 - PRIVATE

Matters for Recommendation to the Cabinet

OS 19/25

Gibson Building Review - Update

LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 3 – Financial or business affairs of any particular person

 

The report updates Members on a review of the Council offices at Gibson Drive, Kings Hill.

Minutes:

(Reasons:  LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 3 – Financial or business affairs of any particular person)

 

The report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive provided an update on discussions held with Kent County Council following the review of the Council’s offices at Gibson Drive, Kings Hill undertaken in 2018. 

 

RECOMMENDED: That

 

(1)          a formal response be sent to Kent County Council declining their proposal as being financially unviable; and

 

(2)          Officers continue to pursue opportunities to maximise the rental income from third parties for occupation and use of the Gibson Building.

Decisions taken by the Committee

OS 19/26

Review of Community Safety - Scoping Report

LGA 1972 - Sch 12A Paragraph 7 – Prevention, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences

 

The report sets out the basis for a review of community safety, including CCTV provision and the role of the Community Safety Unit

 

Minutes:

(Reasons:  LGA 1972 Sch 12A Paragraph 7 – Prevention, investigation or prosecution of criminal offences)

 

The joint report of the Director of Central Services and Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services set out in detail the basis for the review of community safety, including CCTV provision and the role of the Community Safety Unit.

 

RESOLVED:  That the contents of the report be noted and a further report be made to the meeting of the Committee to be held on 10 October 2019 regarding the options identified at section 1.9 of the report.