Agenda and decisions

Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee - Tuesday, 20 September 2022 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Karen Wyeth  Email: k.wyeth@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2022 as a correct record.

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2022 were agreed as a correct record.

 

3.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from Councillors in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for members.

Decision:

There were none.

4.

Questions from members of the Public

Decision:

There were none.

5.

Ward Issues

To consider any issues raised by ward councillors in accordance with Standing Order 34.2

 

At the time of publication of this agenda, no ward issues had been received.

Decision:

There were none.

6.

Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This report seeks to inform decision making on the Council’s participation in the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Committee resolved that the Council should participate in the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme and to pledge three households.

7.

Spelthorne Place Arrangements To Facilitate Health Outcomes pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider a new model of governance that meets the requirements of place based timely health interventions.

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Decision:

The Committee resolved to recommend to Corporate Policy and Resources Committee and Council

 

1)    To endorse the Council’s approach to expanding the Health and Wellbeing Board to take account of the new requirements under the Health and Care Act and the associated White Paper, Health and social care integration: joining up care for people, places and populations

2)    To rename the Health and Wellbeing Board the Spelthorne Healthy Communities Board, with an expanded terms of reference, a wider membership of community participants and increased ability to award financial and other assistance using ‘pooled budgets’ from Health, Adult Social Care and the Council

3)    To request devolved authority to this board, within strict spending limits, to utilise ‘pooled budgets’ to expedite community-based health initiatives. Initially using £50,000 of £132,000 awarded for prevention made by NWS Alliance.

8.

Spelthorne Winter Warmer Project pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To consider proposals for the Council’s response to the cost of living and energy crisis.

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Decision:

The Committee resolved to

 

1)    To endorse the Council’s approach to temporarily expanding the Community Centre’s provision to take account of the impact of current cost of living and energy crisis on our communities

2)    To open at least one of our community centres for 6 days a week throughout the winter period, potentially from 1st October 2022 to 1st March 2023, utilising centre staff to provide the additional provision.

3)    Offer a warm meal and hot take home options at a subsidy during the winter period.

4)    Approve engagement cross departmentally to maximise resident options in relation to warm places, stay warm and energy efficiency support

5)    Approve engagement with external stakeholders to maximise response package.

9.

Capital Monitoring Report (Qtr 1 April-June) pdf icon PDF 114 KB

This report seeks to update members of the Community Wellbeing & Housing Committee on the performance of the allocated capital projects against the approved budget, as at 30 June 2022.

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Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the £14.7m projected overspend on capital expenditure for the Community Wellbeing & Housing Committee against its Capital Programme provision as at 30 June 2022 for the Council.

10.

Revenue Monitoring Report (Qtr 1 April-June) pdf icon PDF 113 KB

This report provides a summary of the Quarter 1 (Q1) for the financial year 2022/23 as at 30 June 2022.

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Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the £208,200 projected underspend on revenue expenditure for the Community Wellbeing & Housing Committee against its budget as at 30 June 2022.

11.

Leisure Centre Update

To receive a verbal update on the leisure centre development.

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the verbal update from the Strategic Lead of Leisure and Community Development on the Leisure Operator Procurement Project and the new Leisure Centre Project.

12.

Forward Plan

To consider the forward plan for committee business. There are currently no items on the forward plan of committee business.

Decision:

The Committee resolved to add the following items to the Forward Plan

 

1)    Review of the Winter Warmer Project

2)    Review of the Tenancy Strategy

3)    Review of Community Wellbeing and Housing Committee’s Policies and Strategies that Impact on Knowle Green Estates

4)    Update on the Housing Register

13.

Exclusion of public and press

To move the exclusion of the public and press in order to discuss the next item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Paragraph 4 or Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972:

 

Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

 

The service plans are exempt by virtue of them detailing potential changes to staffing structures, that are still subject to consultations or negotiations.

14.

Service Plans

To consider the draft service plans for the following services:

 

·         Housing Benefits

·         Housing Options

·         Independent Living

·         Leisure and Community Development

·         Family Support

Decision:

The Committee resolved to note the Family Support Service Plan, the Housing Benefits Service Plan, the Housing Options Service Plan, the Independent Living Service Plan, and the Leisure and Community Development Service Plan.