Agenda and draft minutes

Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 5th March 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, City Hall

Contact: Ben Culling - 01522 873387 

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Confirmation of Minutes - 8 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 79 KB


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8 January 2019 be confirmed.


Declarations of Interest

Please note that, in accordance with the Members' Code of Conduct, when declaring interests members must disclose the existence and nature of the interest, and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI) or personal and/or pecuniary.


No declarations of interest were received.


Universal Credit and its Link to Housing Supply and Demand - Overview by Graham Watts

Additional documents:


Bob Bushell, Chair of Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee:


a)    reported that as part of the previous review into Inclusive Growth, agreed to undertake a further review on the Local Community Impact of Welfare Reform


b)    advised that the committee briefly went through the report which identified the key findings and emerging recommendations following the review


c)    first met on 3 July 2018 and agreed that the scrutiny review onto the local community impact of Welfare Reform would focus on two key strands:


-       Universal Credit

-       Housing Supply and Demand


d)    Highlighted that a 4 further meetings took place and evidence was gathered from the following organisations:


-       City of Lincoln Council

-       Residential Landlord Association

-       Department of Work and Pensions

-       Citizens Advice


e)    invited members comments and questions


RESOLVED that the report be referred to Executive for consideration.


Discussions on Recommendations to be taken Forward from the Review


Bob Bushell, Chair of Community Leadership Committee:


a)    lead members through the emerging recommendations as identified at 6.1 of the report in relation to Universal Credit and it’s link to Housing Supply and Demand


b)    allowed members to make any changes to the emerging recommendations.


RESOLVED that the recommendations be referred to Executive subject to some minor typographical amendments.


Community Leadership Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 52 KB


Jess Cullen, Democratic Services Officer:


  1. presented the draft work programme for 2018/19 as detailed at Appendix A of her report


  1. advised that the work programme for the Community Leadership Committee was put forward annually for approval by Council; the work programme was then regularly updated throughout the year in consultation with the Community Leadership Committee and its Chair


  1. reported that items had been scheduled in accordance with the existing work programme and officers’ guidance regarding the meetings at which the most up-to-date information could be reported to the committee; the work programme also included the list of portfolio holders under scrutiny


  1. requested any relevant comments or changes to the proposed work programme for 2018/19.


RESOLVED that the work programme 2018/19 as detailed at Appendix A to the report be noted subject to the following deletions:-


·         Impact of Welfare and Reform – (PIP)/Advice

·         Supported Housing

·         Transport and Inclusive Growth

·         City Centre Environment

·         Usher Art Gallery.