Agenda

Regeneration, Culture and Environment Overview And Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 3 December 2020 6.30pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Ellen Wright, Democratic Services Officer 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairman

In the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, the Committee is requested to appoint a Chairman for this meeting.

2.

Appointment of Vice Chairman

In the absence of the Vice Chairman, the Committee is requested to appoint a Vice Chairman for this meeting.

3.

Apologies for absence

4.

Record of Meeting pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve the Record of the Meeting held on 15 October 2020.

5.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.

6.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 471 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.

 

7.

Annual Scrutiny of the Community Safety Partnership including an update on the Community Safety Plan 2020 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) are under a duty to produce a Community Safety Plan to formulate and implement a strategy to reduce crime and disorder, combat substance misuse, and reduce re-offending.

 

This report provides information on the operation of the CSP from October 2019, which summarises the findings of the strategic assessment. This report provides information on the Community Safety Plan covering the period from 2020 to 2024.

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8.

Attendance by the Portfolio Holder for Resources pdf icon PDF 293 KB

This report sets out progress made within the areas covered by the Portfolio Holder for Resources which fall within the remit of this Committee.

9.

Member's item - Public Space Protection Orders pdf icon PDF 235 KB

This report sets out a response to an issue, raised by Councillors Osborne and Paterson, concerning Public Space Protection Orders.

10.

Draft Capital and Revenue Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 407 KB

This report presents the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2020/21. In accordance with the Constitution, Cabinet is required to develop ‘initial budget proposals’ approximately three months before finalising the budget and setting council tax levels at the end of February 2021.

 

The draft budget is based on the principles contained in the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2021-2023 considered by the Cabinet on 17 November.

 

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11.

Medway Cultural Strategy 2020 - 2030 pdf icon PDF 433 KB

This report presents the Medway-wide Cultural Strategy, as partnership strategy with a shared ambition for the future, built on extensive engagement across Medway, demonstrating how important culture is to Medway’s future, enabling everyone to have the opportunity to take part in, or contribute to cultural life.  

 

It establishes how the council, as a key partner, can participate, contribute, and facilitate, understanding that our resources and influence are considerable, and we can support and enable the vision, values, and themes significantly and provides a framework for the council to work collaboratively with stakeholders and partners to understand, promote and secure Medway’s cultural and creative landscape for present and for future generations.

 

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12.

Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy - Formal Adoption pdf icon PDF 224 KB

The report will provide an update on the Kent and Medway Energy and Low Emissions Strategy (KMELES) and present it for formal adoption.

 

Members are asked to note the current status of the Strategy and its submission to Cabinet.  The Strategy will inform the Council’s emerging Climate Change Action Plan.  Where new funding is required to tackle the climate emergency, this would also need to be agreed by Council.

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13.

Council Plan Performance Monitoring and Risk Register Review Quarter 2 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 327 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2016/21 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Quarter 2 (Q2) of 2020/21 on the delivery of the two priorities relevant for this Committee: Place and Growth.

 

This report also presents the Q2 2020/21 review of strategic risks.

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14.

Petitions pdf icon PDF 179 KB

This report advises the Committee of a petition received by the Council which falls within the remit of this Committee including a summary of the response sent to the petition organiser by officers.

15.

Work programme pdf icon PDF 225 KB

This item advises Members of the current work programme and allows the Committee to adjust it in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives Members the opportunity to shape and direct the Committee’s activities over the year. 

 

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