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WELCOME & APOLOGIES
Councillor Susan Erbil welcomed everyone to the virtual meeting of Overview & Scrutiny Committee. She said Councillor Achilleas Georgiou would chair the first part of the meeting when the call-in would be considered, and she would then chair the remainder of the meeting. Councillor Yusuf would substitute for her for the call-in.
Apologies had been received from Councillor Lappage and Councillor Doug Taylor would be substituting for her. Councillor Aydin was absent.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members of the Council are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to the items on the agenda.
Councillor Susan Erbil declared a non-pecuniary interest for the call-in item of the agenda. There were no other declarations of interest.
To receive and consider a report from the Director of Law and Governance outlining details of a call-in received on the Cabinet Decision taken on in-Sourcing of the Road Gully Cleaning Service (Report No. 254)
The decision that has been called in was a Cabinet Decision taken on 13 May 2020 and included on the Publication of Decision List No: 80/19-20 (List Ref: 3/80/19-20 issued on 15 May 2020.
It is proposed that consideration of the call-in be structured as follows:
· Brief outline of the reasons for the call-in by representative (s) of the members who have called in the decision
· Response to the reasons provided for the Call-in by a Cabinet Member responsible for taking the decision
· Debate by Overview and Scrutiny Committee and agreement of action to be taken.
The Committee received a report from the Director of Law and Governance outlining details of a call-in received on the decision taken by Cabinet on-
‘In-Sourcing of Road Gully Cleaning Service’.
Councillor Georgiou invited Councillor Laban to give an outline of the reasons for call-in. Councillor Dogan, as Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability would answer the points raised.
Councillor Laban stated that the main reason for calling in this decision was the lack of information provided in the original report.
Councillor Laban set out the reasons for calling in the decision:
Councillor Laban stated that the report was light on detail. She said as members we must ensure that the most cost effective and best value services are delivered.
The proposed alternative action requested by the Councillors calling-in the decision was to refer the report back to Cabinet to review the decision.
Councillor Dogan, Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability and officers- Doug Wilkinson (Director of Environment & Operational Services), Stephen Skinner (Head of Highway Services), Jon Sharkey (Head of Public Realm) and John Grimes (Group Engineer Highways) provided information in support of the decision as follows:
To receive a report from the Executive Director – Resources.
Councillor Caliskan introduced an item on the Community Resilience Work undertaken during the Covid 19 period - the ‘Enfield Stands Together Programme’.
The aim of the programme created by Enfield Council and Enfield Voluntary Action was to bring together key local partners and organisations to co-ordinate efforts across the borough to organise volunteers and get help to those people who needed it during the Covid crisis.
A presentation was given by Fay Hammond (Acting Executive Director Resources, Financial Management Services) which set out the methods of communication used and explained how the programme evolved and the services provided. It also explained the governance of the programme and its budget.
The following was highlighted:
DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS
To note the date of the next meeting as follows:
Thursday 4 June 2020 (please note that this will be a virtual meeting)
The future meetings of OSC which will be held as virtual meetings at 6:00pm were noted as:
· Thursday 4 June 2020
· Thursday 2 July 2020 and
· Thursday 30 July 2020
Meeting 4 June 2020 – Re-Opening of Primary Schools in Enfield. The ‘to follow’ papers would be published next week
Meeting 2 July 2020 – Public Health – an update should include Covid 19 data for Enfield.
The following issues were raised:
The meeting ended at 8:35pm