Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Monday 5 September 2022 5.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Boyle, Clunie and Murray.


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2022 pdf icon PDF 14 KB




That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.



Declaration of interests




Programme of portfolio holder attendance pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

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Members welcomed Councillor John Clarke, Leader of the Council, to the meeting to examine his portfolio. Councillor Clarke provided an update to members on some key happenings in his portfolio, giving them the opportunity to ask any questions after.




Councillor Clarke informed Members that the devolution deal was signed for Derby/Derbyshire and Nottingham/Nottinghamshire on 30 August 2022. The deal is worth £38 million per year for 30 years, resulting in a total of £1.14 billion and will include the election of a new Mayor in May 2024. This will be called The East Midlands Mayoral Combined County Authority (MCCA).


In addition to this, a further £17 million for the building of new homes on brownfield land is planned in 2024/25 and £18 million to support the delivery of housing priorities and drive net zero ambitions in the East Midlands area.


The MCCA will integrate the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnerships, not including the Police and Crime Commissioner or the fire authority. This means that Gedling Borough Council will retain its autonomy and existing powers.


The deal focuses on central government giving funding and powers to the East Midlands to provide more and better jobs, economic growth, better transport, housing, schools, training and will enhance green environments through greater investment in the area.


The LGA peer review:


The LGA peer review took place between 21 June and 23 June. The key points from the feedback were:


1)    Gedling is a well-regarded authority where councillors are hardworking and dedicated to local residents;


2)    The workforce is highly enthusiastic and committed to deliver for the borough; and


3)    Gedling Borough Council handled the Covid-19 pandemic well and is working through the recovery phase. Gedling Borough Council planned ahead and was able to actively support its residents during the much of the most active phase of the pandemic.


Recommendations for improvement have been suggested in the draft report which is currently in the process of being finalised. To accompany the recommendations, an action plan is being prepared. Both the report and the action plan will be reported to Cabinet in the near future.


National pay award:


National employers for local government services made a pay offer on 25 July 2022 with effect from 1 April 2022 detailing an increase of £1925 on all of the NJC pay points 1 and above. It was noted that if this is agreed the cost to Gedling Borough Council will be circa £950,000 with only £420,000 built into the budget, resulting in a shortfall of £530,000 to be found from balances as an interim solution with a more permanent solution to be determined. No contribution towards this sum has been announced by central government so far. Gedling Borough Council are also looking at options to enhance the national offer at a local level.


As a result of the cost of living crisis, officers are planning to take a report to Cabinet that explains all of the measures the council are taking to support its residents; including the energy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


Partnership review - South Nottinghamshire Place Based Partnership pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager


The Head of Communities and Leisure introduced The South Nottinghamshire Place-Based Partnership and invited their Locality Director, Fiona Callaghan, to begin a presentation on who the South Nottinghamshire Place-Based Partnership are and what they aim to achieve.


What is an Integrated Care System? (ICS)


There are 42 ICS’s across the country, which are partnerships of health and care organisations that work collaboratively to plan and deliver joined-up services to improve the health and wellbeing of the people who live and work in their area. Since the 1940’s, the NHS has been very treatment focused but as health and care needs have developed, there is a requirement for more prevention measures to keep people healthy. Partnerships across health, Local Government and the voluntary sectors, as well as local communities and neighbourhoods, contribute towards achieving this.


They exist to achieve four aims:


1)    Improve outcomes in population health and healthcare;


2)    Tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access;


3)    Enhance productivity and value for money; and


4)    Help the NHS support broader social and economic development.


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Placed-Based Partnership


Nottingham and Nottinghamshire integrated care board became a statutory organisation as of 1 July 2022, this includes both the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP). The ICB is a unitary board where all partners contribute towards decisions on NHS spending. The ICP establishes what the local healthcare needs are and uses this information to influence the decision making of the ICB.


Helen Smith, Programme Director for South Nottingham Placed Based Partnerships, informed members that the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Placed Based Partnerships are an equal partnership which includes the following organisations:


·       Gedling Borough Council;

·       Nottinghamshire County Council;

·       Active Notts;

·       Nottingham Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust;

·       Arnold and Calverton PCN;

·       Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust;

·       Arrow PCN;

·       Nottingham West PCN;

·       Ashfield District Council;

·       Partners Health;

·       Ashfield Voluntary Action;

·       Primary Integrated Community Services;

·       Broxtowe Borough Council;

·       Rushcliffe Borough Council;

·       Byron PCN;

·       Rushcliffe CVS;

·       Healthwatch;

·       Rushcliffe PCN; and

·       Newark and Sherwood CVS;

·       Synergy PCN

·       Nottingham and Nottingham ICB;



Some of these organisations are members of more than one Placed-Based Partnership in the Nottingham/Nottinghamshire area. There are six Primary Care Networks in the South Nottinghamshire area and the Placed Based Partnerships are formed through these networks.


Principles of Placed Based Partnerships


1)    Guidance on the development of place-based partnerships as part of statutory integrated care systems: LGA and NHSE;


2)    Partnership with shared objectives, a mutual understanding of the population and a shared vision focus on improving the health and wellbeing outcomes for the population, preventing ill health and addressing health inequalities; and


3)    Address priorities most important to their partnership and to their communities.


The vision of the South Nottinghamshire Placed Based Partnership:


To enable people in South Nottinghamshire to live healthier lives and get the care and support they need, when they need it.


Place priority work areas 2022/23


Meeting the health and wellbeing needs of their diverse communities:


To utilise population health management data, local intelligence, and experience to address  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.


Gedling Plan Q4 & year end performance report pdf icon PDF 444 KB

Report of the Senior Leadership Team


The Chief Executive introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, informing Members of the position against improvement actions and performance indicators in the 2021/22 Gedling Plan at the end of quarter 4 and year end. The Chief Executive thanked Gedling employees in delivering against these targets.




To note the progress against improvement actions and performance indicators for quarter 4 and the full year of 2021/22 Gedling Plan.


Annual report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

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Consideration was given to a report of the Democratic Services Manager, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, informing members in summary of the work undertaken by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee during 2021/22 and to ask members to consider the report, making amendments as appropriate before submission to Council.




1)    Amend the report to include the names of both working groups undertaken over the preceding year; and


2)    Submit the annual report to Council for review.




Scrutiny work programme pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report of the Democratic Services Manager

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Consideration was given to a report of the Democratic Services Manager, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, providing an update on the scrutiny work programme and to identify any further areas for examination in the 2022/23 work programme.




Note the report.


Any other item which the Chair considers urgent