Agenda and draft minutes

Policy, Finance and Development Committee
Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 6.00 pm

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Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members to determine the quorum of the meeting in accordance with Rule 7 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillors R F Eaton and Mrs L Eaton JP.

9.

Appointment of Substitutes

To appoint substitute Members in accordance with Rule 26 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Substitution Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

10.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declaration of interest should be made having regard to the Members’ Code of Conduct. In particular, Members must make clear the nature of the interest and whether it is 'pecuniary' or ‘non-pecuniary'.

Minutes:

None.

11.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To read, confirm and sign the minutes of the previous meeting in accordance with Rule 19 of Part 4 of the Constitution.

Minutes:

By affirmation of the meeting, it was

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 June 2020 be taken as read, confirmed and signed.

12.

Action List Arising from the Previous Meeting

There was no Action List arising from the previous meeting.

Minutes:

It was noted by Members that there was no action list arising from the previous meeting.

13.

Petitions and Deputations

To receive any Petitions and, or, Deputations in accordance with Rule(s) 11 and 12 of Part 4 of the Constitution and the Petitions Procedure Rules respectively.

Minutes:

None.

14.

Financial Outturn Report (Q1 2020/21) pdf icon PDF 668 KB

Report of the Interim Financial Services Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 8-14 of the agenda, which asked it to note the overall Council position for the financial year 2020/21 at the end of the first quarter, and to approve the additional Capital expenditure set out at Paragraph 3.

 

It was moved by J W Boyce, seconded by Mrs L M Broadley and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

i)                      The content of the report and appendices be noted; and

ii)                    The additional capital expenditure as set out at paragraph 3 of the report be approved

15.

Treasury Management Annual Report (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 552 KB

Report of the Interim Financial Services Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 15-28 of the agenda, which asked it to note the performance and activities of the authority’s treasury management function for the financial year 2019/20.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The content of the report and appendices be noted.

16.

Standards & Ethical Indicators (Q1 2020/21) pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Report of the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 29-38 of the agenda, which asked it to note the figures for local determination of complaints and the ethical indicators for the first quarter of 2020/21.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The content of the report and appendix be noted.

17.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Annual Review Letter (2019/20) pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of the Head of Law & Democracy / Monitoring Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee have consideration to the report as set out on pages 39-48 of the agenda, which asked it to note the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman’s

Annual Review Letter in respect of Oadby & Wigston Borough Council for the year ending 31 March 2020.

 

It was moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The content of the report and appendices be noted.

18.

Review of Corporate Compliments, Comments & Complaints Policy (September 2020) pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report of the Head of Customer Service & Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee gave consideration to the report as set out on pages 49-71 of the agenda, which asked it to approve and adopt the proposed Corporate Compliments, Comments & Complaints Policy.

 

A minor amendment to the policy was moved by J W Boyce and seconded by Mrs L M Broadley, which proposed the inclusion of multiple letters sent by post within the list of examples of what might constitute a vexatious complaint.

 

It was then moved by the Chair, seconded by the Vice-Chair and

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED THAT:

 

The proposed Corporate Compliments, Comments & Complaints Policy as amended be approved for adoption.

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