Scrutiny Board, Monday 25 January 2021

This meeting will be held at 6.30 pm. This will be a virtual meeting.

You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link and selecting 'Watch on the web instead

AGENDA

Icon for pdf Item 00 Scrutiny Board Agenda 25.01.21 [154.9KB]

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

Icon for pdf Item 07 Previous Scrutiny Board Minutes 16.11.20 [354.54KB]

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.

Icon for pdf Item 08 Performance Review for Mendip Citizens Advice 2020-21 [86.91KB]

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

Icon for pdf Item 09 Performance Review for SPARK 2020-21 [85.13KB]

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.

Icon for pdf Item 10a Somerset Waste Partnership Draft Business Plan 2021-26, Draft Budget 2021-22 [153.32KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10b Somerset Waste Partnership Draft Business Plan 2021-26, Draft Budget 2021-22 Appendix 1 - Somerset Waste Partnership Business Plan 2021-26 [326.95KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10c Somerset Waste Partnership Draft Business Plan 2021-26, Draft Budget 2021-22 Appendix 2 - Delegations for SMG Nov 2020 [53.2KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10d Somerset Waste Partnership Draft Business Plan 2021-26 Draft Budget 2021-22 Appendix 3 - Climate Change Assessment [233.75KB]

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

Icon for pdf Item 11 COVID-19 Funding and Expenditure Update [323.79KB]

12      BUDGET REPORTS FOR SCRUTINY

Icon for pdf Item 12 Budget Reports for Scrutiny 20210125 [72.4KB]

a)     Medium Term Financial Plan

Icon for pdf Item 12a 2021-22 to 2023-24 and 2021-22 Detailed Revenue Budget V.scrutiny 2 [380.7KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_a Rev Appendix A MTRS by Service [316.29KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_b Rev Appendix B MTRS by Subjective [316.09KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_c Rev Appendix C Fees and Charges [1.01MB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_d Rev Appendix D Forecast Reserves and Balances [336.95KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_e Rev Appendix E Special Expenses Rate FINAL [195.47KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12a_f Appendix F Section 25 Report 2021 [207.95KB]

b)     Capital Strategy

Icon for pdf Item 12b 2021 - 2026 Capital Strategy and 2021 - 22 Capital Investment Programme [491.94KB]
Icon for pdf Item 12b_i Appendix A Capital Programme [274.0KB]

c)     Treasury Management Strategy

Icon for pdf Item 12c MDC Treasury Management Strategy 2021-22 v3 [715.65KB]

13      UPDATES FROM THE SCRUTINY WORKING GROUPS

Icon for pdf Item 13c Access Working Group Meeting Notes 01.12.20 [273.78KB]
Icon for pdf Item 13d Scrutiny Deprivation Working Group Monthly Status report 13.01.21 [235.99KB]

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.