County Council Meeting – Thursday, 21st March 2013

Councillors will have plenty to talk about at Council on 21st March.

Councillors will have plenty to talk about at the Council meeting on 21st March.

On Thursday, 21st March we’ve got a County Council meeting, which will be held at Shire Hall, Warwick from 10am.  This will be the last full Council meeting of our Council’s four-year term, ahead of the elections in May (more on this soon).

We’ve got a pretty full agenda for the meeting. Amongst other things, we’ll be talking through the following:

  • Councillors will be looking at a report on the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, including some of the risks and challenges it will face in the coming years, and some of the work the Service will be doing to overcome these challenges
  • Councillors will be setting up the Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board, which comes about as a result of central government changes to the NHS, which will take effect on 1st April this year
  • Three of our Cabinet Members (who have special responsibility for certain council services) will be updating everyone on the key issues within their portfolios:

Councillor Richard Hobbs will talk through Community Safety issues,

Councillor Heather Timms will focus on Children and Schools

And Councillor Izzi Seccombe will talk through some of the changes in Adult Social Care

You can find the agenda for the meeting and all of the supporting documents on the County Council website.

As with all of the big meetings here at Shire Hall, full Council is open to the public, and we’d encourage residents to attend.

If you’ve got any questions, or would like to know more about Council meetings or how to get involved in local democracy, drop me a line at martynharris@warwickshire.gov.uk or comment below.

Adult Social Care and Health Overview and Scrutiny

The Committee will be meeting again on 5 September and once again have a full and varied agenda.  Members will be scrutinising the Mental Health Services for young people to make sure waiting lists continue to be driven down, as well as a number of other health and social care issues.

As usual, members of the public are welcome to attend.  If you have a question you want to put to members email it through to annmawdsley@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Cabinet – Thursday 1.45pm 19th April 2012

This Thursday sees the Council’s Cabinet meeting at Shire Hall, Warwick. Items on the agenda include,

  • Community Meals
  • The proposed Closure of the Warwickshire Pupil Referral Unit
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between the County Council and Northamptonshire Fire Service
  • LPSA 2 – Affordable Housing Allocation
  • Going for Growth – The Council’s medium term plan
  • The Revised Member Development Strategy

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Link to Cabinet papers

Interested in the changing world of social care and health?

On 15 February, the Council’s scrutiny committee responsible for these areas is meeting to look at a range of topical issues, including:

  • The future of services at George Eliot Hospital
  • Plans to modernise the West Midlands Ambulance Service
  • How Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust is trying to achieve Foundation Status
  • Social care updates on dementia services, staffing capacity and local accounts
  • Health updates on Warwickshire LINk and the Local HealthWatch pathfinder programme

The agenda and papers for the meeting can be downloaded here.

There will be 30 minutes at the beginning for public questions. So if you’d like to ask Councillors anything about Social Care and/or Health services in Warwickshire, please do come along.

If possible, please send your questions through in advance to Ann Mawdsley – annmawdsley@warwickshire.gov.uk

Adult Social Care and Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Wednesday 12 February 2012, 10am

Committee Room 2, Shire Hall, Warwick

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