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WELCOME & APOLOGIES
Councillor Levy welcomed all attendees to the meeting.
Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Huseyin Akpinar, Yasemin Brett and Nneka Keazor, also from Co-optees Simon Goulden and Tony Murphy. It was noted that Councillor Anne Brown was substituting for Councillor Akpinar.
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.
Enfield’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee has set up a Budget Meeting to consider the proposals within the Council’s 2019/20 Budget Consultation.
The purpose of the Committee Meeting is to:
a) Seek comments on and consider the Budget Consultation proposals,
b) To prepare a response on the Budget Consultation proposals for consideration by Cabinet and Council as part of the budget setting process.
Members of the Committee are asked to note:
· The public have been invited to attend the meeting to participate in the budget consultation process;
· That Cabinet is due to consider the response from the budget consultation process at its meeting on 13 February 2019. The final response agreed by the Committee will be referred onto Cabinet for consideration as part of this process. The Council’s final 2019/20 budget proposals are due to be considered and approved at the Council meeting on 27 February 2019.
The Chair outlined the structure and process for the update and budget consultation.
Councillor Maguire introduced this item and spoke of the need to set a realistic, sustainable and achievable budget in the context of the need for continuing savings to be made. She said savings for this year had been identified in four tranches and this was the final tranche. Member sessions had been introduced which were designed to challenge and interrogate the savings predicted.
She confirmed that Enfield was not alone in the country in finding further cuts challenging and stressed the need to be careful to protect the most vulnerable.
Fay Hammond, Director of Finance, gave a presentation.
She spoke of the reasons why it was necessary to have a resilient budget-
The other key points of the presentation were as follows:
To agree the minutes of the meetings held on the 7th, 14th and 19th November 2018.
The minutes of the meetings held on the 7 November 2018, 14 November 2018 and 19 November 2018 were AGREED.
POTENTIAL CHANGES TO WASTE SERVICES
To receive a presentation at the meeting from Doug Wilkinson, Director of Environment & Operational Services.
Councillor Levy introduced this item and mentioned that a report will be presented to Cabinet on 13 February 2019, on Potential Changes to Waste and Recycling Collections.
Doug Wilkinson, Director of Environment & Operational Services gave a presentation on the results of the feedback from the Consultation on the Waste Collection and Recycling service.
He said the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 23 October 2018 had put forward suggestions/ comments in response to the Call-in on this consultation.
Doug said they had taken on board feedback from the OSC meeting and spoke of the drivers for change to the service including:
Councillor Levy referred to one of the suggestions put forward by OSC in October that the document should reflect pros and cons of options from a user’s point of view. Doug Wilkinson stated that in the consultation we had provided the public with information that was known at the time.
The following points were highlighted:
Findings from the consultation including:
DATES OF FUTURE MEETINGS
To note the dates of future meetings as follows:
· Thursday 7 February 2019
· Tuesday 12 March 2019
· Tuesday 26 March 2019
· Thursday 11 April 2019
Please note, the business meetings of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee will
be held on:
· Tuesday 12 February 2019
· Wednesday 3 April 2019
Provisional Call-Ins -12 March 2019, 26 March 2019, 11 April 2019
Business meetings – 12 February 2019 and 3 April 2019
Councillor Levy thanked everyone for attending the meeting.