Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Substitutes

To receive details of any Member nominated to attend the meeting in place of a Member of the Committee.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.

3.

Public Representations

Up to a total of fifteen minutes can be allowed, with each speaker being allocated a maximum of five minutes, for members of the public to present a petition, ask a question or comment on any matter on the Agenda or within the remit of the Committee.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Of the meetings held on 5th and 26th February 2019 to be approved and signed.

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5.

Minutes of Place and Economic Development Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 28th January 2019.

6.

Minutes of Income Generation Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 26th February 2019.

7.

Minutes of Personnel and General Purposes Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 27th February 2019.

8.

Customer Contact Services Delivery Model pdf icon PDF 111 KB

1.     That the Committee approves the Customer Service Delivery Plan that supports the Council’s Customer Strategy 2017/20;

 

2.     That the Committee supports the proposed option for customer service delivery and receives a report on further details of in house arrangements during 2019, to include customer standards and performance management;

 

3.     That the Council leaves the Worcestershire Hub Shared Service and directly delivers all Customer Contact Services from 1st April 2020; and

 

4.     That the Committee delegates authority to serve the required termination notices to the Corporate Director, Finance & Resources.

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9.

Former Park and Ride Site, John Comyn Drive, Off Droitwich Road pdf icon PDF 94 KB

That the Committee:

 

1.     declares the remainder of the former Park and Ride site at Perdiswell (identified as the “Site” and shown edged red on the attached plan) as surplus to the Council’s requirements and authorises the Site to be offered on the open market for disposal by way of freehold sale or long leasehold; and

 

2.     delegates authority to the Corporate Director Finance and Resources and Deputy Director - Governance, in consultation with the Chair and the Vice-Chairs of the Committee, to negotiate satisfactory terms and complete the disposal with a preferred bidder.

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10.

ICT Strategy pdf icon PDF 100 KB

That the Committee approve the ICT Strategy at Appendix 2 to this report.

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11.

Property and Asset Management - Update Report pdf icon PDF 155 KB

That the Committee notes progress on the agreement to bring property services in house by 31 March 2019.

12.

North of Worcester City Bridge Update pdf icon PDF 120 KB

That Policy and Resources Committee note this update report on the progress of the north of Worcester city bridge project.

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13.

Referral Report from Communities Committee - Universal Credit Hardship Fund pdf icon PDF 94 KB

1.     That the Committee agrees that the purpose of the Exceptional Hardship Fund reserve be extended to:

 

ii.  include claims from Universal Credit claimants for support other than Council Tax Support

iii. provide an annual grant of £15,000 p.a. to Worcester Food Bank for the three years 2019/20 to 2021/22; and

 

2.     That the Committee agrees to delegate authority to the Corporate Director Finance and Resources to authorise payments from the Exceptional Hardship Fund in accordance with the proposals in the report.

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14.

Proposed Committee Performance Scorecard for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

That the Policy and Resources Committee consider the proposed content of the Policy and Resources Performance Scorecard for 2019/20.

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15.

Any Other Business

Which in the opinion of the Chairman is of sufficient urgency as to warrant consideration.

16.

Items Involving the Disclosure of Exempt Information

The Committee are invited to pass the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of information as defined in Schedule 12A of the said Act.

PART II

(ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND DECISION IN PRIVATE)

17.

Minutes (Exempt Items)

Of the meeting held on 26th February 2019 to be approved and signed.

18.

Former Park and Ride Site, John Comyn Drive, Off Droitwich Road

That the Committee notes the information in this appendix which supports the report on the public agenda.