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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Adjournment of Meeting: Due to a technical difficulty with the microphones, the Chairman adjourned the meeting. The meeting reconvened at 7.33 pm.

2.

Absence of Members

3.

Declarations of Members Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Non-Pecuniary Interests

    Minutes:

    Councillor Geof Cooke declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to Agenda Item 8 (Quarter 2 Performance Monitoring Report) by virtue of a) himself being a Governor of Summerside School, which was referred to in the report, and b) of his wife being a Governor at Danegrove School.  

     

     

     

                                                           

4.

Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)

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Public Questions and Comments (if any) pdf icon PDF 71 KB

6.

Members' Items (if any)

7.

Members Item - Councillor Cooke - Thin Client Model pdf icon PDF 321 KB

    Minutes:

    At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Geof Cooke introduced his Member’s Item.

     

    Following discussion, the Chairman MOVED that the Committee request to be provided with the following report at their next meeting:

     

    “That Committee receives a report that provides an update and assessment of the clienting/contract management arrangements that are operating across council contracts and services, alongside the annual review of reports of CSG and Re and provide a description how performance is monitored and challenged”

     

    RESOLVED that the Committee receives a report that provides  an update and assessment of the clienting/contract management arrangements that are operating across council contracts and services, alongside the annual review of reports of CSG and Re and provide a description how performance is monitored and challenged

     

     

8.

The Barnet Group - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 332 KB

9.

Quarter 2 Monitoring Report 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    At the invitation of the Chairman, Mr. John Hooton, the Deputy Chief Operating Officer introduced the report which provided the delivery and financial performance of both contracted and non-contracted services. 

     

    The Committee considered the report.

     

    Councillor Reema Patel MOVED the following motion which was SECONDED by Councillor Ammar Naqvi:

     

    “That the Performance and Contract Management Committee request that the Adults and Safeguarding Committee consider in detail the relationship between the working conditions of care workers in Barnet and the outcome and performance of the provision of social care in Barnet.”

     

    Votes were recorded as follows:

     

    In Favour

    5

    Against

    5

    Abstentions

    0

     

    Following a tie, the Chairman used his casting vote.  The motion was lost.

     

    A Member commented on an error made by Re:  in relation to a planning decision which was incorrectly considered in private session, and questioned why it was not included on the evening’s agenda.  The Committee noted that the error had occurred during Quarter Three.  Claire Symonds, the Commercial and Customer Services Director advised that she expected the matter to be recorded in the Quarter 3 report.  Following a question from a Member, Ms. Symonds advised that it would be possible to provide data in the Quarter 3 report breaking down the detail of complaints by area.  There were several detailed question raised by Members on matters contained in the report, which were answered by Officers.  In relation to specific residents’ issues regarding council tax, Members were asked to bring specific cases to the attention of Anna Earnshaw, Operations Director of Capita.

     

    During the consideration of the above item, Councillor Seal left the meeting at 8:58 pm.

     

    RESOLVED that:-

     

    1.    The Committee agree the following referrals to thematic committees:

     

    COMMITTEE

    REFERRAL

    Policy and Resources

    To note the current capital slippage and to address the capital forecasting and profiling process to ensure less slippage between years.

    Adults and Safeguarding

    None

    Assets, Regeneration and Growth

    To note the concern of the Performance and Contract Management Committee of the tight timescales for the relocation of the Depot when considering the update report at the next meeting of the committee.

    Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding

    To note the current academic performance when considering the Education and Skills options.

    Community Leadership

    None

    Environment

    To note, during finalisation of the Parking Policy, the increasing number of transactions and to be aware of the variation from budget in the Special Parking Account.

    Housing

    To note the increasing homelessness levels and rising accommodation costs as part of the finalisation of the Housing Strategy.

    General Function Committee

    To note the requirement of Delivery Units to complete workforce plans by the end of 2014/15 to outline appropriate levels of agency resourcing.

     

    2.    The Committee is asked to note the quarter 2 2014/15 revenue budget and capital position contained in paragraphs 1.11 and 1.14.

    3.    The Committee is asked to refer to Policy and Resources Committee the request for the funding of pressures on permit income within the Special Parking Account (£1.020m) be funded from contingency, as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

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Committee Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 313 KB

11.

Any Other Items that the Chairman Decides are Urgent