Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 16 August 2019 10.30 a.m.

Venue: Bindloss Room, Kendal Town Hall, Kendal

Contact: Committee Services 

No. Item




To receive apologies for absence, if any.



To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 12 July 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.


Work Programme and Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2019/20 (attached) and the contents of the Forward Plan due to be published on 13 August 2019 (to be circulated prior to the meeting).


Corporate Financial Monitoring Quarter 1, 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To consider the projected year end position based on performance to the end of Quarter 1 2019/20 and Officer’s planned actions to ensure a balanced budget by the end of the financial year.

Additional documents:


Portfolio Holder Report - Housing and Innovation pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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


Green Team Progress pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To update members on the Green Team’s work to coordinate Council activity to combat the effects of Climate Change and promote Biodiversity.


Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee Update

To receive a verbal update 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.