Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 25 October 2019 10.30 a.m.

Venue: District Council Chamber, South Lakeland House, Kendal

Contact: Committee Services 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 16 August 2019.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Declaration of the Party Whip

In accordance with Rule 17 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules, any Member who is subject to a party whip on any item must declare the existence and nature of the whip.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.


(1)        Questions and Representations


To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.


(2)        Deputations and Petitions


To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.


Overview and Scrutiny Progress Report pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the current Work Programme, progress made by Cabinet and officers in implementing the recommendations of the Committee, and the latest Forward Plan.

Additional documents:


Northern Rail Update

Further Minute No.O&S/57 (2018/19), to receive a verbal update from Councillor Doug Rathbone.


Corporate Financial Update Quarter 2 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 382 KB

To consider the projected year end position based on performance to the end of Quarter 2 2019/20 and officers’ planned actions to ensure a balanced budget by the end of the financial year.

Additional documents:


Council Plan Performance Monitoring Quarter 2 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

To monitor progress against the measures of success as detailed within the Council Plan 2019.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Report - Promoting South Lakeland pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the annual report from the Promoting South Lakeland Portfolio Holder on the progress made within the portfolio area and their plans for the future.


Portfolio Holder Report - Climate Emergency and Localism pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To consider the annual report from the Climate Emergency and Localism Portfolio Holder on the progress made within the portfolio area and their plans for the future.


Council Plan pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider the draft Council Plan 2020 to 2025 and provide any comments for Cabinet to consider prior to its recommendation to Council.

Additional documents:


Brexit Update pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To inform members of preparations for the eventuality of a no deal Brexit and to invite views.


Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee Update

To receive a verbal update, if any, on the work of the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee from the Council’s representative or substitute.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this Part of the Agenda.