Scrutiny Board, Monday 25 January 2021
This meeting will be held at 6.30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting.
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1 ELECTION OF CHAIR OF THE SCRUTINY BOARD
2 ELECTION OF DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE SCRUTINY BOARD
3 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
4 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting
5 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
6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
a) For items on the agenda
b) For items not on the agenda
7 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Scrutiny Board meeting held on 16 November 2020
8 PERFORMANCE REVIEW FOR MENDIP CITIZENS ADVICE VOLUNTARY SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FUNDING 2020-21
During the financial year of 2020/21 the Council allocated core funding of £98,000 and a one-off payment of £6,000 Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) funding to our strategic voluntary sector partner Mendip Citizens Advice. This report accompanies a presentation to be given to Scrutiny Board on 25 January by Ian Byworth, their Chief Executive Officer, which will cover service performance for the year to date, including the impact of COVID 19.
9 PERFORMANCE REVIEW FOR SPARK SOMERSET VOLUNTARY SECTOR PARTNERSHIP FUNDING 2020-21
The Council allocated core funding to our partner SPARK Somerset of £25,000 for the financial year 2020/21. This report accompanies a presentation which will be given to Scrutiny Board on 25 January by Katherine Nolan, their Chief Executive Officer, which will cover service performance for the year to date including the impact of COVID-19
10 SOMERSET WASTE PARTNERSHIP DRAFT BUSINESS PLAN 2021-2026, DRAFT 2021/22 BUDGE
Scrutiny is recommended to Approve the draft Business Plan 2021-2026 and the annual budget 2021-22 for onward agreement of Cabinet.
11 COVID-19 FUNDING AND EXPENDITURE
In relation to COVID-19, Mendip District Council has currently received grant funding of £45 million, an increase of £8m since the report in August 2020. Additionally, the Council has granted business rates relief to nurseries and retail of a further £20m which is being fully reimbursed by Government in instalments
12 BUDGET REPORTS FOR SCRUTINY
a) Medium Term Financial Plan
b) Capital Strategy
c) Treasury Management Strategy
13 UPDATES FROM THE SCRUTINY WORKING GROUPS
Reports by each of the recent Working Group Lead Convenors:
a. Policies and Strategies working group:Councillor Nigel Woollcombe-Adams
supported by Tracy Aarons
b. Contracts working group: Councillor Garfield Kennedy
supported by Haylee Wilkins
c. Access working group: Councillor Philip Ham
supported by Kelly Knight,
d. Deprivation working group: Councillor Chris Inchley
supported by Tracy Aarons
14 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any other business which the Chair decides is urgent.