Police and Crime Panel Budget Meeting – 1 February 2018

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, which is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising the Police and Crime Commissioner’s council tax proposal, is due to meet on 1 February at Shire Hall, Warwick.  The focus of the meeting will be to consider the PCC’s proposal for increasing the Police element of the council tax by 6.25%. This equates to £12 increace for a Band D property.

 

The Panel has the power to veto the PCC’s proposal by a 2/3 majority if they believe the proposal is too high or too low.  A decision on whether to veto the precept or not will be made at the 1 February meeting, which welcomes public attendance.

The  meeting is due to start at 10:30am. As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three working days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information.

stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 4128079

Adult Social Care and Health

Delayed Transfers of Care have been the subject of much national attention over recent months.

Warwickshire County Council has a Committee which looks in depth at health and social care matters. On 24th January, the Committee will focus specifically on delayed transfers from health to social care, receiving a report and presentation to update on the collaborative system wide approach to support people who are well to return to their original destination be that in their own home or a care home.

The meeting is open to the public and you can view more details here.

 

 

Police and Crime Panel – 30 November 2017

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, which is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising the actions of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), is due to meet on 30 November at North Warwickshire Borough Council’s offices to consider a broad ranging agenda.

The Panel are expecting to receive an update from the Chief Constable, who will likely outline the future challenges for local policing, and provide a state of the nation update. There will also be opportunity for the Panel to ask the PCC about the performance of the Force, and the outcome of a recent force inspection

The Panel will also receive a presentation on road safety and learn more about what enforcement work is underway to reduce road and speeding related offences.

The  meeting of the Panel is at 10:30am on 30 November. As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three working days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information.

stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 4128079

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Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 15 November

Warwickshire County Council’s Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee is due to consider progress made by the Council towards its One Organisational Plan targets. This will include assessing key business measures such as the local employment rate and recycling performance, to name but a few areas.  The Committee will also receive an update on local economic development including information on the progress of major infrastructure projects. These reports set out the Council’s performance through a simple red, amber, green rating system. Why not take a look?

The reports, accessed here,  are due to be considered at a meeting of the Committee at 2pm on 15 November 2017, Shire Hall, Warwick. As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information at stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 4128079

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#ThrowBackThursday – County Council Elections 2017

It doesn’t seem possible but it is 6 months since the Warwickshire County Council Elections. The number of Councillors reduced to 57 from 62 following a boundary review and the results saw 21 new Councillors join Warwickshire County Council.

We asked new and returning Councillors to let us know how they were feeling 6 months in.

Councillor John Holland was re-elected and has enjoyed watching plans he made before the election being put into practice and move forward.

Councillor Judy Falp is one of the new, independent members of the Council and says –

“What an interesting six months. Many new faces to get to know, lots of training opportunities and my first over five hours meeting! I am pleased with the results I have been able to achieve for the residents of my division. I am yet to make my maiden speech at full council but I am almost certain that will soon be rectified. Thanks to many for making me feel welcome but especially democratic services for all their help.”

The Democratic Services team has enjoyed working with new and returning members and is looking forward to what the next 6 months brings.

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Adult Social Care and Health OSC – 13 September

The next meeting of Warwickshire’s Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee takes place on Wednesday this week in Shire Hall, Warwick, starting at 11am.

There are two key areas being discussed at this meeting, the first being an update on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The CAMHS Service has undergone a competitive dialogue tender process for a single, redesigned, children and young people’s emotional well-being and mental health service.  You can read the update here.

The other key area this time is Dementia Awareness. In Warwickshire, there are estimated to be approximately 7,500 people living with dementia and this is likely to rise to over 11,000 people in the next ten years. Most of us will be affected in some way by dementia during our lifetime.

Raising awareness of dementia, creating dementia friendly communities and supporting people to live well with dementia are key aims of Warwickshire’s Living Well with Dementia Strategy (2016-2019).

A presentation will be made to detail some of the key achievements to date and to outline priorities for future work.

The scrutiny meetings are streamed live, so you may want to view the presentation. If so the link will be posted here.

Police and Crime Panel – 14 September 2017

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, which is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising the actions of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), is due to meet on 14 September in Nuneaton to consider a broad ranging agenda.

The Panel are expecting to be updated on the Police Force’s approach to managing staff and officer wellbeing and details about the PCCs approach to victim vulnerability. The Panel will also consider an update from their Performance Working Group which recently undertook a review of the PCC’s progress against his Police and Crime Plan.

The  meeting of the Panel is at 11am on 14 September 2017 at Nuneaton Town Hall. As always, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to observe, and contribute to the meeting where three working days notice is received.

Please get in touch with Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, for more information.

stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk, 01926 4128079P

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