Agenda and minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting via Zoom

Contact: Chris Cadman-Dando
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JOSC/21/21-22

Declaration of Interests

Members and officers must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests in relation to

any business on the agenda. Declarations should also be made at any stage such

an interest becomes apparent during the meeting.

 

If in doubt contact the Legal or Democratic Services representative for this meeting.

Minutes:

Cllr Sally Smith declared an interest as an employee of Worthing Medical Centre

 

Cllr Russ Cochran declared an interest as an member of HASC

 

Councillor Jeremy Gardner declared an interest as a Vice Chair of Health Watch West Sussex

 

Councillor Louise Murphy declared an interest as a policy advisor to the Executive Member for Customer Services in Worthing.  

 

JOSC/22/21-22

Substitute Members

Minutes:

Councillor Margaret Howard declared a substitution for Councillor Carl Walker

 

Councillor Jeremy Gardner declared a substitution for Councillor Sharon Sluman

 

Councillor Robina Baine declared a substitution for Councillor Debs Stainforth

JOSC/23/21-22

Confirmation of Minutes

To approve the minutes of the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting of

held on 15 July 2021, copies of which have been previously circulated.

Minutes:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting of the 15 July 2021 be confirmed as the correct record

JOSC/24/21-22

Public Question Time

So as to provide the best opportunity for the Committee to provide the public with the fullest answer, questions from the public should be submitted by 12.00pm Tuesday 14 September 2021

 

Where relevant notice of a question has not been given, the person presiding may either choose to give a response at the meeting or respond by undertaking to provide a written response within three working days.

 

Questions should be submitted to Democratic Services democratic.services@adur-worthing.gov.uk

 

(Note: Public Question Time will operate for a maximum of 30 minutes.)

Minutes:

There were no questions from the public

JOSC/25/21-22

Items Raised Under Urgency Provisions

To consider any items the Chairman of the meeting considers to be urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items

JOSC/26/21-22

Consideration of any matter referred to the Committee in relation to a call-in of a decision

Minutes:

There were no questions

JOSC/27/21-22

Interview with Executive Members for Health and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider a report by the Director of Comunities, copy attached as item 7

Minutes:

Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Communities, a copy of which had been circulated to all members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 7. The report set out background information on the Portfolios of the Adur and Worthing Executive Members for Health and Wellbeing to enable the Committee to consider and question the Executive Members on issues within their portfolios and any other issues which the Executive Members were involved in connected with the work of the Councils and the Adur and Worthing communities.

The Executive Members were present to answer questions

 

A Member asked the following question: Anti social behaviour continues to be an issue at Shoreham Fort, despite our combined efforts to resolve this. Please can we have an update regarding the CCTV which has been promised for at least a couple of years and achievable timescales for its installation. Members were told that the works were at the snagging stage. The time frame for completion of the work, delivery of the cameras and completing governance procedures was up to 2-3 weeks.

 

A Member asked the following question: With WSCC withdrawing Children & Family services from the Wave and other community centres please can you advise how this will impact on WBC. Are there any contingency plans by WBC to mitigate any impact to vulnerable families? Members were told that 12 hubs would remain open 5 of which were across Adur and Worthing. The Service had been redesigned by West Sussex so that services were not provided from a building. Early help would be taken straight to families. WBC would continue to support families that were vulnerable in a variety of different ways, including through support to voluntary and community sector groups and organisations which worked with families provided by Community Works, and through funding the provision of advice services such as the service delivered by Citizen’s Advice. WBC provided services which were designed as a safety net for people, for example the Proactive project, Social Prescribing, One Stop Junction and Adur & Worthing Wellbeing. Additionally, WBC worked in a preventative way to help support families before they became vulnerable such as the work around the development of a food partnership and a more integrated local food system, and support to the Community Food Network of projects supporting families with emergency food and other help such as school uniforms

 

A Member asked the following question: What are the key health and wellbeing challenges in Worthing going forward for the next 12 months? Members were given the following priorities Priority 1 - To improve health and wellbeing for all, focusing most on our communities with the poorest health and wellbeing, Priority 2 - To create places, spaces, and environments that promote and enable good health and wellbeing, Priority 3 - To promote stronger community resilience in our communities and our workforce

 

A Member asked the following question: Looking at the new Health and Wellbeing strategy, I can't see  ...  view the full minutes text for item JOSC/27/21-22

JOSC/28/21-22

Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To consider a report by the Director for Communities, copy attached as item 8

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Digital, Sustainability and Resources, a copy of which had been circulated to all Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as item 8. The report updated Members on the progress of the Work Programme.

 

Members noted the work programme and asked that they receive a copy of the Joint Strategic Committee report on the Strategic Delivery Plan in 2022

 

            Resolved: that the Work Programme be noted as amended