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Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

241.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Bell-Bradford and Graham.

242.

Declaration of Substitute Members

Minutes:

There were no declarations of substitute members.

243.

Declarations of Interest

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

§  if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

§  you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a) Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b) Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c) Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d) Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e) Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f) Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

 (g) Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital. 

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

244.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2021 be confirmed as an accurate record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

245.

Chair's Report

Minutes:

The Vice-Chair of the Committee thanked Councillor Cutler for her work on the Transition Underpinning the Transition from COVID-19 scrutiny review and for her chairing of the Committee.

 

246.

Items for Call In (if any)

Minutes:

None.

247.

Public Questions

For members of the public to ask questions relating to any subject on the meeting agenda under Procedure Rule 70.5. Alternatively, the Chair may opt to accept questions from the public during the discussion on each agenda item.

 

Minutes:

None.

248.

Strategy Underpinning the Transition from COVID-19 Draft Scrutiny Report pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes:

An officer updated the committee in relation to the financial support secured for Early Years settings. A net loss of £1.5m has been covered for children’s centres through the Covid local government income compensation scheme with a further £700,000+ from the Additional Restrictions grant paid to private, voluntary and independent early years providers including childminders.

 

RESOLVED:

That the report be approved.