Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Anne Bradshaw and Felicity Wilson.

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Declarations of Interest


There were no Declarations of Interest made at this meeting.


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Minutes of meeting dated 11 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 72 KB


RESOLVED - That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 January 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Arising from the minutes, Councillor Sam Meteer expressed further concern that answers to questions he had raised at previous meetings remained outstanding.


RESOLVED - That the Scrutiny Officer obtain the outstanding information and circulate to the Committee members.


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Corporate Strategy 2016-2020 Performance Report for Quarter Three of 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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Members considered the Corporate Strategy 2016-2020 Performance Report for Quarter three of 2018-19.


During the discussion that followed, Councillor Gill expressed his disappointment that the Tourist Information Point was to be at The Beacon. He stated that no consultation had taken place with Whitehaven Town Council who would have liked an opportunity to discuss the possibility of hosting the TIC at the new Town Council Offices.


Committee considered the Key Performance Indicators relating to planning. They were unsure of the definition of ‘Affordable Homes’ and the Government set targets for housing. Is was suggested that the Strategic Planning Manager be invited to attend a future meeting of the Committee.


With regard KPI 4.2 relating to Freedom of Information requests Members were advised that the latest FOI report would be circulated by the Scrutiny Officer.


Committee was pleased to note the reduction in days of the processing of new Housing Benefit claims and Council Tax Reduction claims. It was requested that their thanks be passed on to the staff concerned.



a)      The progress and performance against the Corporate Strategy be noted,

b)      The actions taken to improve compliance against targets be noted, and

c)      There were no recommendations to be forwarded to Executive as the Executive had already met to discuss this report. 


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Date and Time of Next Meeting


A date for the next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Sub-Committee was not set, but would be arranged by the Scrutiny Officer in consultation with the Chair and Democratic Services, as soon as the next set of Finance reports were available.



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