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Scrutiny Board, Monday 27 March 2017

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.

Icon for pdf Approved Scrutiny Board Minutes 27.03.17 [174.69KB]

AGENDA

1          CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.  An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber.  Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.  The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency

2          APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE     
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting

3          DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
If a member of the Scrutiny Board or other member of the Council present at the meeting has a personal or prejudicial interest in any agenda item during this meeting they should declare its existence and nature publicly

4          PUBLIC PARTICIPATION  
For items on the agenda
For items not on the agenda 

5          PREVIOUS MINUTES       
To confirm the minutes of the Scrutiny Board meeting held on 27 February 2017.
Icon for pdf Item 05 Previous Scrutiny Board Minutes 27.02.17 [174.14KB]

6          LOCAL LAND CHARGES SERVICE IMPROVEMENT UPDATE
Members are asked to note the improvements achieved by the service. 
Icon for pdf Item 06 Local Land Charges Service Improvement Update [484.12KB]

7          CONNECTING DEVON AND SOMERSET UPDATE
The purpose of this report is to update Members of Scrutiny Board on the progress being made in the delivery of phase 1 of the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) programme, and the procurement for the phase 2 delivery area.
Icon for pdf Item 07 Connecting Devon and Somerset Update [96.4KB]

8          EQUALITY OBJECTIVES 2016 - 2018 UPDATE
Mendip District Council is required by statute to review and establish organisational equality objectives. Our current objectives run from April 2016 to April 2018. This report outlines the progress made so far on these objectives
Icon for pdf Item 08a Equality Objectives 2016 - 2018 Update [201.04KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08b Equality Objectives 2016 - 2018 Update Appendix 1 - Objectives [123.16KB]
Icon for pdf Item 08c Equality Objectives 2016 - 2018 UpdateAppendix 2 - Commitment statement [71.43KB]

9          GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL RECOMMENDATIONS - VERBAL UPDATE
A verbal update will be given

10        THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

11        EMPTY HOMES STRATEGY
The purpose of this strategy is to outline the Council's approach to assisting empty home owners and helping to bring their properties back into use, and when necessary intervene and make use of the powers in accordance with the Part 4 of the Housing Act 2004.  
Icon for pdf Item 11a Empty Homes Strategy [83.37KB]
Icon for pdf Item 11b Empty Homes Strategy - Appendix [425.19KB]

12        FORWARD PLANS
The council's Forward Plan is attached for information
Icon for pdf Item 12a Mendip District Council Forward Plan [366.45KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12b Scrutiny Board Forward Plan [90.38KB]

The Scrutiny Forward Plan is attached for discussion

13        URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.

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