Scrutiny Board, Monday 26 June 2017
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.
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 March 2017.
6 SOMERSET GROWTH PLAN
The Somerset Growth Plan sets the vision for economic growth between 2017 and 2030; it will attract and guide investment, to overcome barriers and maximise sustainable growth from local opportunities, benefiting Somerset's communities, businesses and residents. The Growth Plan has been developed in partnership with Somerset Local Authorities, business representative organisations and other key stakeholders.
7 DRAFT MENDIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
The Mendip Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020 seeks to build on this work, and will form the strategic framework for the delivery of future growth activities across the District, in a rapidly changing economic landscape.
8 FUTURE OF THE SCRUTINY BOARD
Following concerns from across all parts of the Council regarding the effectiveness of the Council's scrutiny process work has been carried out to identify ways in which the Council can make scrutiny an integral part of the actions and business of the Council.
9 2016 - 2017 OUTTURN REPORT
The report outlines the Budget Outturn position for 2016/17 and requests for Earmarked Reserves as part of the year end process. The figures, once approved will form an important element of the Statement of Accounts.
10 FORWARD Plans
The Council's Forward Plan is attached for information
The Scrutiny Forward Plan is attached for discussion
11 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.