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Minutes of the Meeting held on 5th August, 2020 (previously circulated).
The Minutes of the meeting held on 5th August 2020, were agreed as a correct record.
Items of Urgent Business authorised by the Chair
There were no items of Urgent Business.
Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations by Councillors of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.
Councillors are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests. (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting).
Whilst not a legal requirement, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 9 and in the interests of clarity and transparency, Councillors should declare any disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, at this point in the meeting.
In accordance with Part B Section 2 of the Code Of Conduct, Councillors are required to declare the existence and nature of any other interests as defined in paragraphs 8(1) or 9(2) of the Code of Conduct.
The were no Declarations of Interest made.
Discussions with Councillor Caroline Jackson
Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Housing
• Council Housing
• Private sector housing
• Social Housing
• Caravan sites
• Traveller sites
• Refugee housing
• Household support & resilience
Councillor Caroline Jackson has been invited to the meeting for this item.
The Chairman welcomed Councillor Caroline Jackson, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Housing to the meeting.
Councillor Jackson gave the Committee a detailed overview of the work that had been undertaken within her portfolio over the past 6 months.
A number of questions had been submitted in advance of the meeting relating to Local Authority Trading Companies, camper vans, Mellishaw Traveller site, housing waiting lists, affordable housing grants and private rental evictions.
That Councillor Jackson be thanks for her attendance at the meeting.
Work Programme Report
Report of the Chief Executive.
This report will be circulated separately.
The Committee was requested to consider the Work Programme report which included a list of suggestions for the Committee’s Work Programme that had been received from members of the public and Councillors. The Committee was reminded that the Chair and Vice-Chair had met with the Council’s Executive Team to discuss the outstanding Work Programme and the suggestions that had been submitted for the forthcoming year.
The Committee considered the suggestions and agreed to the following being included in the Committee’s Work Programme:
Task Groups and Working Groups