Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of the Report
To seek approval from Executive of the revised Lincoln Tenant’s Panel Constitution, following consideration by Housing Scrutiny Sub-Committee.
That the revised Lincoln Tenants’ Panel Constitution be approved.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None were considered.
Reasons for the Decision
The Lincoln Tenant’s Panel Constitution (LTP) set out how the Lincoln Tenants’ Panel was to operate. It was reviewed on an annual basis. The last constitutional amendments had been agreed by Executive on 26 February 2018.
The amended Constitution proposed that the requirement for an annual general meeting be removed and that a general meeting took place every three years or that an extra-ordinary meeting be called in the event of any changes to the Constitution, or any other issues deemed to require a decision by LTP. Therefore, this revised Constitution if agreed would require an extra-ordinary general meeting to be arranged to formally adopt and sign the Constitution.
LTP members would no longer represent specific areas or estates and would be expected to cover all council housing estates within the city. This was being changed to reflect the fact LTP would be operating with a more strategic mindset, concentrating on helping the council improve services, rather than focusing on single issues on the estates they lived on.
The main proposed changes to the LTP Constitution were detailed at paragraph three of the officer’s report.
A wider body of tenants had been given the opportunity to comment on the main changes through social media. There had been no comments from tenants.
Report author: Andrew McNeil
Publication date: 28/07/2022
Date of decision: 25/07/2022
Decided at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Executive
Effective from: 05/08/2022