Scrutiny Board, Monday 26 March 2018
This meeting was 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
a) Items on the agenda
b) Items not on the agenda
5 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Scrutiny Board meeting held on 22 January 2018
6 REFRESH OF THE SOMERSET HEALTH AND WELLBEING STRATEGY
A presentation from Somerset County Council on the work to deliver an updated strategy for the county
7 Q3 PERFORMANCE REPORTS - FOR INFORMATION ONLY
8 SPOTLIGHT ON THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY ASSET INVESTMENT PROCESS
This will be a verbal report
9 APPRENTICESHIP LEVY
The Apprenticeship Levy was first announced in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement in 2015 but formally came into force on 06/04/2017. This report summarises the implications for Mendip District Council (MDC) and our options for utilising the funding moving forward.
10 VERBAL UPDATE FROM WORKING GROUP CONVENORS
11 EQUALITY OBJECTIVES
Mendip District Council is required by statute to establish and review organisational Equality Objectives. Our current objectives run from April 2016 to April 2018. This report outlines the progress made so far on these objectives and a proposed extension of the current Objectives till 2019. It also provides recommendations from the Member Equality Steering Group.
12 FORWARD PLANS
The Council's Forward Plan is attached for information
The Scrutiny Forward Plan is attached for discussion
13 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.