Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 11 January 2017

The Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be meeting early in the new year to consider several issues that affect Warwickshire residents. The varied agenda includes:

  • The findings of the Air Quality Task and Finish Group
  • An update on progress towards a rail development at Galley Common / Stockingford
  • An update on the work of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

The agenda for the meeting, which takes place at 2pm on 11 January at Shire Hall, Warwick, is available online here. If you would like to speak at the meeting,  or ask a question to the committee related to the agenda, please contact Stefan Robinson by Friday 6 January 2017.

air-quality

Stefan Robinson

Senior Democratic Services Officer
01926 4128079
stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 13 September 2016

Warwickshire’s Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee are due to consider several reports on 13 September 2016. This includes discussion on recent work in relation to Home to School Transport Routes and an update on High Speed Rail 2 developments.capture

The meeting is due to start at 2pm in Shire Hall, Warwick, and access the full agenda can be gained by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Stefan Robinson on 01926418079 or stefanrobinson@warwickshire.gov.uk

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee 22 June 2016

The Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be meeting to discuss several items on 22 June. The items on the agenda include:

  1. An update on the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. The committee is asked to consider the update and identify any areas they may wish to review further.
  1. An update on the work of the School Safety Zones and Routes Task Force.
  1. A report on the work of the Camp Hill Task and Finish group, which asks the committee to agree recommendations to submitted to Cabinet.
  1. An update on the progress that has been made in relation to work undertaken to ensure financial inclusion.
  1. A report that seeks the committee’s support for recommendations to be made to Cabinet in relation to the current policy regarding vehicle activated signs.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting which commences at 2:00pm in Committee Room 2, Shire Hall, Warwick. If you have any questions regarding the meeting please contact Stefan Robinson, Senior Democratic Services Officer, on 01926 418079.

Attached is a link to the papers for this meeting – Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Public Transport in Warwickshire – Bus Services

The Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee will meet on 9 March 2016.

The agenda for this meeting includes a presentation from the Managing Director of County’s principal bus operator, Stagecoach Midlands.

This will accompany a detailed report which explains the roles of the County Council, the current legislative framework for providing local bus services  and  the financial support from the authority for socially necessary bus services. The report also details the roles of bus operators.

The Committee will consider the ‘call in’ of  an executive decision made by  the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning in relation to  the Nuneaton and Bedworth Off-Street Parking Places Order 2016.

Other business at this meeting includes the regular update on the work of the  Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and a review of the Committee’s work programme.

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The next meeting of the Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be held at 2pm on Wednesday 13th January 2016.

The Agenda for the next meeting will include the following items:

  • Update on Civil Parking Enforcement Contract

This will provide an update to the Committee after 12 months operation of the five year contract to deliver on-street enforcement and back office support with NSL Ltd.

  • Trading Standards

A presentation will be made to complement a report on the approach taken by the Trading Standards Service to deliver its statutory duties, to protect Warwickshire consumers and communities and to ensure Warwickshire has a fair and safe trading environment.

Further details of the reports are available via the following link. This meeting will be broadcast live on the internet. If you would like to watch this stream, please use the following link.

Further details for this meeting are available from Janet Purcell, Democratic Services Manager e-mail: janetpurcell@warwickshire.gov.uk

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 15th September 2015

The Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee has a full and varied agenda for its next meeting, which will be held at Shire Hall in Warwick at 2pm on 15th September.

The Council passed a motion, asking members to look at air quality and the initial report on this will be submitted. There is an annual update on part-night street lighting, including the savings achieved and progress with the installation of LED lights. An update on the local flood risk strategy is also provided to this meeting, as this strategy has just entered its second round of public consultation. A review of the Household Waste Recycling Centres is taking place and members will have the opportunity to consider feedback from the County Waste Partnership in adding their thoughts on the future proposals.

The Energy Plan Task and Finish Group has just completed its work and the review report will be presented for the Committee’s approval and referral to Cabinet. This review has looked both at fuel poverty and energy generation aspects, with wide engagement of local authorities, specialist companies and the third sector.

Add to this the regular updates on the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership,  questions to the Portfolio Holders and monitoring the first quarter One Organisational Plan, and this promises to be a busy meeting. You can see further details for the meeting and read the reports via this link.

Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 14th July 2015

The County Council has four overview and scrutiny committees (OSC) which review and scrutinise the provision of public services in Warwickshire. Three of the four committees will meet during next week. The first of these is the Communities OSC, which will meet at Shire Hall in Warwick at 2pm on 14th July. This Committee has a broad remit covering Fire & Rescue, Community Safety, Trading Standards, Transport and Highways, Economic Development and Environment, Adult Learning, Libraries, Heritage, and Tourism.

The Committee will discuss proposed review topics for the year ahead, both for items at the Committee and focussed review work through ‘task and finish’ groups. The agenda includes an update on Safer Routes to Schools. Last year, a task and finish group made recommendations, which were approved by the Cabinet on criteria for funding safety schemes both on the routes to schools and in the immediate vicinity of the schools. This report will also show the impact of speed activated safety signage on motorists, with the outcome of trials at Burton Green. 

The Committee will review the One Organisational Plan End of Year Performance Report and receive its regular update on the work of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Further details for the meeting can be obtained by clicking this Link.

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