Agenda and minutes

Council
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN. View directions

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Items
No. Item

25/18

CHAIRMAN

    1.     To elect a Chairman for the Council Year 2018/19

    2.     The Chairman to make the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Under the motion of Mrs Morley, seconded by Mr Harrison, it was unanimously:

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That Mr Peter Martin be elected Chairman of the Council for the council year 2018/19.

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APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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MINUTES pdf icon PDF 247 KB

    To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 20 March 2018.

     

    (Note: the Minutes, including the appendices, will be laid on the table half an hour before the start of the meeting).

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the meeting of the County Council held on 20 March 2018 were submitted, confirmed and signed.

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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    There were none.

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CHAIRMAN'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

    The Chairman to report.

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    Minutes:

    ·        The Chairman held a silent tribute in remembrance for Michael Jennings, Sandy Brigstocke, Gerry Caesar and the people who lost their lives one year ago during the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks.

    ·        He highlighted that on the 24 April 2018 Dr Jim Glover was sworn in as the new High Sheriff of Surrey.

    ·        Noted that it had been one year since the last AGM and that it was an exciting year ahead with the approach of the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I, as well as celebrating 100 years of the Royal Air Force. It had also been 60 years since Surrey Hills was officially designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    ·        Paid tribute to Hazel Watson for reaching 25 years as a Surrey County Councillor and congratulated Chris Botten for succeeding her as Leader of the Liberal Democrats at Surrey.

    ·        Welcomed Bill Biddell, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey as a guest at the meeting.

    ·        Congratulated Dave Hill, Executive Director of Children’s, Families and Learning for receiving his CBE from Buckingham Palace on 18 May 2018.

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VICE-CHAIRMAN

    1.     To elect a Vice-Chairman for the Council Year 2018/19.

    2.     The Vice-Chairman to make the statutory declaration of acceptance of office.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Upon the motion of Mrs Angell, seconded by Mr Townsend, it was unanimously

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That Mr Tony Samuels be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Council for the council year 2018/19.

     

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LEADER'S STATEMENT pdf icon PDF 279 KB

    The Leader to make a statement.

     

    There will be an opportunity for Members to ask questions.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader made a detailed statement. A copy of the statement is attached as Appendix 1 to these minutes.

     

    Members raised the following topics:

     

    ·        That the Council must be open to change to meet aspirations.

    ·        Recognition that the Council must do more with less funding.

    ·        Disappointment with the Ofsted result while highlighting the need to explore and consider previous failures to improve.

    ·        That the Council should also prioritise environmental improvement when considering change.

    ·        A petition has been created for consideration by Parliament asking for fairer funding for Surrey’s Roads

    ·        The consultation on the vision for Surrey and the importance of enabling all Members to comment.

    ·        The announcement of an additional £20m to improve Surrey’s roads.

     

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CHANGES TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL'S CABINET PORTFOLIOS AND SCRUTINY FUNCTION pdf icon PDF 175 KB

    County Council are asked to note the changes to Cabinet portfolios and the introduction of Deputy Cabinet Members and to approve the proposed changes to the Council’s scrutiny function.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was noted that at paragraph 14 of the report, the Children and Education Select Committee membership should read as 10 plus 4 co-opted Members, rather than 3.

     

    The Leader of the Council introduced the report and Members made the following comments:

     

    ·        That assurance was needed that the Select Committees would not be changed again for the remainder of the Council term, which the Leader of the Council agreed they would not.

    ·        That some Members did not support the remuneration for Deputy Cabinet Members.

     

    RESOLVED (with 65 Members voting For, 2 voting Against and 1 Abstention):

     

    Council:

     

    1.          Noted the changes to the Cabinet portfolios as set out in Annex A of the report.

    2.          Noted the introduction of a new Deputy Cabinet Member role and the role profile as set out in Annex B of the report.

    3.          Approved the proposed changes to the structure of the Council’s scrutiny function and the revised committee remits as set out in Annex C of the report.

    4.          Authorised the Head of Legal Services to make the necessary amendments to the Council’s Constitution as a result of these changes.

     

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ANNUAL REVIEW OF POLITICAL PROPORTIONALITY 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

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FORMATION OF RUNNYMEDE JOINT COMMITTEE pdf icon PDF 114 KB

    Building on the strong and enviable track record of partnership working between the County Council and local authorities in Surrey, it is proposed to create a Joint Committee (JC) between Surrey County Council (SCC) and Runnymede Borough Council (RBC).

    County Council agreement is required to establish a Runnymede JC to replace the current Local Committee (LC) arrangements; to delegate non-executive functions to the newly formed Runnymede JC; and to agree the Constitution and Standing Orders under which the newly formed committee will operate.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader of the Council introduced the report and stated that he looked forward to a joint approach improving outcomes for residents and businesses in Surrey.

     

    A Member of the Council highlighted that since Spelthorne Joint Committee was formed one year ago it had achieved some positive outcomes for residents, and that they wished Runnymede success for the future.

     

    RESOLVED (with 66 Members voting For, 0 Against and 3 Abstentions):

     

    That Council:

     

    1.      Agreed to the establishment of the Runnymede Joint Committee.

    2.      Delegated the non-executive functions to the Runnymede Joint Committee.

    3.      Approved an addition to the Council’s Scheme of Delegation (Annex A of the report).

    4.      Approved the Constitution for Runnymede Joint Committee (Annex B of the report).

     

     

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APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES pdf icon PDF 394 KB

    To appoint Members of the various Committees of the Council for the Council Year 2018/19 subject to any changes of membership to be reported to the meeting by Group Leaders.

     

    (Note: Proposals will be laid on the table at the meeting.)

     

    Recommendations:

     

    (1)     To appoint Members to serve on the Committees of the Council for the Council year 2018/19 in accordance with the wishes of political groups.

     

    (2)     To authorise the Chief Executive to make changes to the membership of any of the Council’s Committees as necessary during the Council year in accordance with the wishes of political groups, with the exception of changes to the membership of the Corporate Overview Committee, which would be referred to Council for agreement.

     

    (3)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Woking borough area to serve on the Woking Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (4)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Spelthorne borough area to serve on the Spelthorne Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (5)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Runnymede borough area to serve on the Runnymede Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (6)     To appoint the remaining County Councillors for each district/borough area to serve on the appropriate Local Committee for the Council year 2018/19, and to authorise the Chief Executive to appoint an equal number of district/borough councillors to the Local Committees following nominations by the district and borough councils, which they should be requested to make politically proportional to their Membership.

     

    (7)     To appoint the Council’s representative to the Surrey Police and Crime Panel for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (8)     To appoint four Members (one of whom must be a Cabinet Member and the others County Councillors representing divisions that include the Basingstoke Canal) to the Basingstoke Canal Joint Management Committee.

     

    (9)     To appoint up to two Members to the Buckinghamshire County Council and Surrey County Council Joint Trading Standards ServiceCommittee, one of whom must be a Cabinet Member; the other in an advisory non-voting role.

     

    (10)   To note the Leader’s appointments to the Council’s Executive Committees as outlined above.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     

    The proposals for the appointment of Committees were emailed to Members and tabled at the meeting. It is attached as Appendix 3 to this minutes.

     

    The following correction was made at the meeting:

     

    ·        Corporate Overview Select Committee: Chris Botten to replace Hazel Watson

     

    RESOLVED (with no Member voting Against):

     

    The Council agreed:

     

    (1)     To appoint Members to serve on the Committees of the Council for the Council year 2018/19 in accordance with the wishes of political groups.

     

    (2)     To authorise the Chief Executive to make changes to the membership of any of the Council’s Committees as necessary during the Council year in accordance with the wishes of political groups, with the exception of changes to the membership of the Corporate Overview Committee, which would be referred to Council for agreement.

     

    (3)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Woking borough area to serve on the Woking Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (4)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Spelthorne borough area to serve on the Spelthorne Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (5)     To appoint the County Councillors representing divisions in the Runnymede borough area to serve on the Runnymede Joint Committee for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (6)     To appoint the remaining County Councillors for each district/borough area to serve on the appropriate Local Committee for the Council year 2018/19, and to authorise the Chief Executive to appoint an equal number of district/borough councillors to the Local Committees following nominations by the district and borough councils, which they should be requested to make politically proportional to their Membership.

     

    (7)     To appoint the Council’s representative to the Surrey Police and Crime Panel for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (8)     To appoint four Members (one of whom must be a Cabinet Member and the others County Councillors representing divisions that include the Basingstoke Canal) to the Basingstoke Canal Joint Management Committee.

     

    (9)     To appoint up to two Members to the Buckinghamshire County Council and Surrey County Council Joint Trading Standards Service Committee, one of whom must be a Cabinet Member; the other in an advisory non-voting role.

     

    (10)   To note the Leader’s appointments to the Council’s Executive Committees as outlined in the report.

     

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ELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN AND VICE-CHAIRMEN 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 264 KB

    To elect Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Committees for the Council year 2018/19.

     

    (Note: Proposals will be laid on the table at the meeting.)

     

    Recommendations:

     

    To elect Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen of Committees of the Council for the Council year 2018/19.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The proposals for the appointment of Committee Chairman and Vice-Chairmen were emailed to Members and tabled at the meeting. It is attached as Appendix 4 to these minutes.

     

    The appointment to the role of Vice-Chairman of the Epsom and Ewell Local Committee was subject to a contested election, with 53 Members voting for Tina Mountain and 16 for Jan Mason.

     

    RESOLVED (with no Members voting Against):

     

    (1)         That the Members listed below are duly elected as Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen respectively of the Committees as shown for 2018/19.

     

    (2)         That the Chief Executive be authorised, in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee, to appoint the Borough’s nominated Member as Vice-Chairman of Guildford Local Committee once the co-opted Members are appointed.

     

    SELECT COMMITTEES

     

     

    Chairman

     

    Vice-Chairman

    Corporate Overview

    Ken Gulati

    Nick Harrison

    Children and Education

    Kay Hammond

    Chris Botten

    Adults and Lifelong Learning

    Sinead Mooney

    Bernie Muir

    Highways and Growth

    Bob Gardner

    John O’Reilly

    Environment

    Rachael Lake

    Saj Hussain

    Health Integration and Commissioning

    Zully Grant-Duff

    Wyatt Ramsdale

    PLANNING AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE

     

     

    Tim Hall

    Matt Furniss

    AUDIT & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

     

     

    David Harmer

    Keith Witham

    PEOPLE, PERFORMANCE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

     

     

    David Hodge

    John Furey

    SURREY PENSION FUND COMMITTEE

     

     

    Tim Evans

    Ben Carasco

     

    LOCAL COMMITTEES

     

    DISTRICT

     

    CHAIRMAN

    VICE-CHAIRMAN

    Elmbridge

    John O’Reilly

    Peter Szanto

    Epsom & Ewell

    John Beckett

    Tina Mountain

    Guildford

    Keith Taylor

    Borough to appoint

    Mole Valley

    Tim Hall

    Chris Townsend

    Reigate & Banstead

    Jeff Harris

    Barbara Thomson

    Surrey Heath

    Bill Chapman

    Edward Hawkins

    Tandridge

    Rose Thorn

    Cameron McIntosh

    Waverley

    Victoria Young

    Richard Hampson

     

     

    JOINT COMMITTEES

    Runnymede Joint Committee

    Mary Angell

    Borough to appoint

    Spelthorne Joint Committee

    Richard Walsh

    Borough to appoint

    Woking Joint Committee

    Borough to appoint

    Liz Bowes

     

     

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MEMBERS' QUESTION TIME pdf icon PDF 315 KB

    The Leader of the Council or the appropriate Member of the Cabinet or the Chairman of a Committee to answer any questions on any matter relating to the powers and duties of the County Council, or which affects the county.

     

    (Note:  Notice of questions in respect of the above item on the agenda must be given in writing, preferably by e-mail, to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Wednesday 16 May 2018).

     

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Questions:

     

    Notice of nine questions had been received. The questions and replies were published in a supplementary agenda on 21 May 2018. They are attached as Appendix 5 to these minutes.

     

    A number of supplementary questions were asked and a summary of the main points is set out below:

     

    (Q1) Mr Robert Evans asked if the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport was aware of the concerns raised by residents over the increase of fly-tipping and their disappointment for having to pay a fee when disposing of DIY waste.

     

    Mr Wyatt Ramsdale asked for more information on Central Government’s comments relating to DIY waste.

     

    The Cabinet Member stated that there was no evidence that fly-tipping was increasing and that the figures had shown that it was actually decreasing over the last three years. He also stated that he understood residents were concerned with the charges for DIY waste but said the Council had to make some difficult decisions. In response to Mr Ramsdale he said Central Government currently did not have any plans to remove the Council’s ability to change for DIY waste but he would inform Members if that changed.

     

    (Q2) Mr Will Forster asked the Cabinet Member for Corporate Support when the review and details of the insurance cover be released. The Cabinet Member said that once the insurance company had completed its review the details would be shared with Members.

     

    (Q5) Mr Jonathan Essex asked the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport if he agreed that there was a need for a review of the budget for bridges carrying public rights of way (ROW) in order to prevent long closures while waiting to be repaired. The Cabinet Member said there were currently issues with the funding for ROW bridges and that they were looking into increasing the funding by allocating funds from inside the Environment & Infrastructure budget. He stated that the service would continue to look into various avenues to acquire the funding but it continued to be a challenge.  

     

    (Q6) Mr Robert Evans asked the Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning if she agreed that it was disingenuous for election candidates to suggest to residents in their campaign material that their Libraries were closing. The Cabinet Member assured Mr Evans that Libraries would continue to be an important part of the life-long learning offer and provided details of the innovations of a Library in Surrey.

     

    (Q9) Mr Robert Evans asked the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport if he felt electronic signs in areas with fewer buses were a good use of funding.

     

    Mr Tim Hall asked if there were any plans to include live-updates at bus stops in Mole Valley or other areas in Surrey as they would be very welcomed.

     

    The Cabinet Member stated that Surrey works very hard to maintain its buses with a difficult budget but he felt the money was put to good use. In response to Mr Hall he stated that he would contact Coast2Capital to inform them of his comments.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 37/18

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS

    Any Member may make a statement at the meeting on a local issue of current or future concern.

     

    (Note:  Notice of statements must be given in writing, preferably by e-mail, to Democratic Services by 12 noon on Monday 21 May 2018).

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

     Two Members made statements:

     

    (i)       Mr Colin Kemp in relation to the fire at Lakers Youth Club were he thanked the community for their support.

    (ii)     Mr Robert Evans thanked the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport for organising a visit to Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue following the debate at the previous County Council meeting.

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REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REMUNERATION PANEL pdf icon PDF 270 KB

    County Council is invited to consider the Independent Remuneration Panel’s report on the review of Members’ Allowances for 2018-19 and the Panel’s resulting recommendations.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader of the Council tabled proposed recommendations for this item, as attached as Appendix 6 to these minutes.  

     

    The Leader of the Council provided an explanation for the difference between the Independent Remuneration Panel’s recommendations and those he was proposing by stating that there was a need for a Special Responsibility Allowance (SRA) for Deputy Cabinet Members and Vice Chairmen.

     

    Members made the follow comments:

     

    ·        That it was hard to explain to residents the need for providing remuneration for Deputy Cabinet Members.

    ·        Not giving Members an increase of Basic Allowance devalues the work of Members without a special responsibility.

    ·        That the Council could not and should not be able to afford the number of SRAs proposed.

    ·        That Vice-Chairmen should not receive an SRA.

    ·        That many residents had not received pay rises so Members should not either.

    ·        That it was understandable that Members should be remunerated for taking on additional work.

    ·        That Members did not have to accept the remuneration if they did not like it.

     

    The Leader of the Council informed Members that he felt the SRAs he was proposing were reasonable and fair. He went on to express the need for diversity in Members and suggested that Members needed to be recompensed for their work.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.     That there is no increase to the Basic Allowance for 2018-19. (with 64 voting For, 1 voting Against and no Abstentions)

     

    2.     That there are no changes to Special Responsibility Allowances for 2018-19. (with no Members voting Against)

     

    3.     That the Special Responsibility Allowance for scrutiny of the Police and Crime Commissioner is abolished, and the concept of a ‘Lead Member’ abandoned and replaced by the designation of an ‘SCC Representative’. In addition, the Police and Crime Panel should be invited to use its powers to review any allowances to be paid. (with no Members voting Against)

     

    4.     That the Special Responsibility Allowance for sitting on Fostering and Adoption Panels be changed to £100 per session attended plus travelling expenses as recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel. (with no Members voting Against)

     

    5.     That Special Responsibility Allowances for Vice-Chairs be retained. (with 55 voting For, 13 voting Against and 3 Abstentions)

     

    6.     That a Special Responsibility Allowance of £10,000 per year is introduced for Deputy Cabinet Members and that the Independent Remuneration Panel be invited to consider this SRA as part of its next review and report back to Council. (with 48 voting For, 15 voting Against and 3 Abstentions)

     

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APPOINTMENT OF STATUTORY OFFICERS pdf icon PDF 146 KB

    This report invites the Council to approve the arrangements for the appointment of the Data Protection Officer, the Returning Officer and the Scrutiny Officer for the authority.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    RESOLVED (with no Members voting Against):

     

    The Council agreed that:

     

    1.The Head of Legal Services be authorised to include within the Council’s Constitution the designation of a statutory Data Protection Officer;

     

    2.Joanna Killian, as Chief Executive, be appointed as the Returning Officer for Surrey County Council;

     

    1. The Senior Manager Governance postholder be designated as Surrey County Council’s Scrutiny Officer.

     

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REPORT OF THE CABINET pdf icon PDF 219 KB

    To receive the report of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 27 March 2018 and 24 April 2018 and to note reports in respect of:

     

    ·        Formation of Runnymede Joint Committee

    ·        Medium Term Financial Plan 2018 – 2012

    ·        Future Commissioning of School Support Services  

     

     

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader presented the report of the Cabinet meetings held on 27 March and 24 April 2018.

     

    Reports for Information/ Discussion

     

    A)    Formation of Runnymede Joint Committee

    B)    Medium Term Financial Plan 2018 – 2021

    C)    Future Commissioning of School Support Services

    D)    Quarterly Report on Decisions Taken Under Special Urgency Arrangements: 1 January – 31 March 2018

     

    Members asked what progress had been made with Parliament on fairer funding for the Council. The Leader of the Council stated that the Council continued to make representations to Parliament on the Business Rates scheme, the revenue support grant, public health and roads funding.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the report of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 27 March and 24 April 2018 be adopted.

     

     

     

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MINUTES OF CABINET MEETINGS pdf icon PDF 4 KB

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DEVELOPING A VISION FOR SURREY IN 2030 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

    Surrey County Council is putting together an ambitious programme of transformation that will enable it to respond to these pressures whilst continuing to deliver the outcomes that matter for residents.

     

    To help guide this work, and ensure that we have a shared level of ambition across the county, the Council is asked to endorse the draft vision and ‘Surrey County Council of the future’ as the basis for a series of engagement activities to enable residents, staff, members, partners and businesses to shape a draft vision for Surrey in 2030. Council are also asked to note the timeline for future work related to the vision and the associated programme of transformation.

     

    Annexes to follow.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader of the Council introduced the report and highlighted that it was a draft vision and that the final would be considered by Council at its meeting in October 2018. He explained that there would be an extensive consultation period involving various interested parties from 4 June 2018. The Leader asked that all Members attend a seminar laying out the complete programme on 11 June 2018.

     

    Members made the following comments:

     

    ·        Asked if the maintenance of highway infrastructure included non-road highways.

    ·        That there needed to be a cultural acceptance of change in Surrey.

    ·       That they felt that all Members should have been consulted during the creation of the draft vision.

    ·        That expectations should not be raised too high and that Members should be reminded of the financial situation in Surrey.

    ·        That the report should have included more specific financial details.

    ·        That it was important that resident’s comments be taken into account.

     

    RESOLVED (With 62 For, 0 Against and 5 Abstentions):

     

    That Council:

     

    1.endorse the draft vision and ‘Surrey County Council of the future’ as the basis for a series of engagement activities to enable residents, staff, members, partners and businesses to shape the draft vision and ambitions for Surrey in 2030, and

     

    2.note the timeline for future work related to this and the associated programme of transformation.

     

     

     

     

     

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FLEXIBLE USE OF CAPITAL RECEIPTS TO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATION pdf icon PDF 195 KB

    This report demonstrates how the council’s new vision and transformation programme, which is set out in the Developing a Vision for Surrey in 2030 report, will be funded, governed and reported upon.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Flexible use of Capital Receipts to Support Transformation report was introduced by the Leader of the Council. 

     

    Members made the following comments:

     

    ·        That it was positive that the Leadership had taken into account the Overview and Budget Scrutiny Committee’s comments on pace of change.

    ·        That the progress would be scrutinised in the relevant budget Select Committee

     

    RESOLVED (with no Members voting Against):

     

    The County Council approved:

     

    1.the funding of the Council’s new vision and transformation initiatives and programmes, and the capacity to deliver this change outlined in the report from capital receipts received since April 2016. (Paragraphs 6 to 8 of the report)

     

    2.the governance monitoring and reporting arrangements to ensure that the use of capital receipts provides value for money. (Paragraph 9 of the report)

     

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MEMBERS' COMMUNITY ALLOCATION pdf icon PDF 278 KB

    This report seeks the approval of a new Financial Framework for Members’ Community Allocation (MCA), the supporting changes to the Council’s Scheme of Delegation, and the transitional arrangements required for the introduction of MCA.

     

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Leader of the Council introduced the report and explained that the Members’ Community Allocation would replace the current Members’ Community grant.

     

    RESOLVED (with no Members voting Against):

     

    It was agreed that the Council:

     

    1.       Approves the new Financial Framework for Members’ Community Allocation as detailed at Annex 1 of the report.

    2.       Approves the proposed amendments to the Council’s Scheme of Delegation as detailed at Annex 2 of the report.

    3.       Approves the transitional arrangements allowing Members’ Allocation applications received prior to 22 May 2018, that have not yet been approved, to be assessed under the new Financial Framework for Members’ Community Allocation criteria detailed at Annex 1of the report following this date.

     

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UPDATES TO THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT HEALTH OVERVIEW & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH WEST LONDON AND SURREY pdf icon PDF 262 KB

    For Surrey County Council, in partnership with six other Local authorities, to establish a Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee for South West London and Surrey for a four year term.

     

    That Surrey County Council’s health scrutiny committee provides two Members to serve on the Joint Committee.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    The Chairman introduced the report and highlighted that the Committee had been running informally for the last four years.

     

    The Chairman of the Health Integration and Commissioning Select Committee, who would represent the Council on the Joint Committee, was asked to update the Council regularly on its work.

     

    RESOLVED (with no Members voting Against):

     

    1.     The County Council agreed to the establishment of the Joint Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee for South West London and Surrey with effect from 22 May 2018 on a four year term.

     

    2.     The County Council be represented by two Members of its health scrutiny committee, including its Chairman on the Joint Committee.

     

    3.     The Joint Committee shall, where appropriate, discharge the power of referral to the Secretary of State in cases where it has been the body consulted by the NHS.

     

    4.     Any consequential amendments are made to the Council’s Constitution as required.

     

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REVISIONS TO THE FINANCIAL REGULATIONS IN THE CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 122 KB