Executive, Policy & Community Safety Scrutiny Panel


Minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2018 at 7.00 pm in the Council Chamber - Council Offices.





Councillor Glenn Coleman-Cooke (Chairman); Councillors Ashbee, Bambridge, Campbell, Curran, Dixon, L Potts and Rusiecki






1.            Apologies for Absence


There were no apologies made at the meeting.




2.            Declaration of Interests


There were no declarations of interest made at the meeting.




3.            Executive, Policy & Community Safety Scrutiny Panel Draft Terms of Reference


The Chairman of the Panel introduced the item for discussion and said that the purpose of the meeting was for Members to consider the draft terms of reference for the newly created Scrutiny Panel with a view to forwarding any key comments to the Constitutional Review Working Party for onward submission to the Standards Committee and then Council.


Mr Nick Hughes, Committee Services Manager introduced the report for the item and referred the Panel to the proposals in Annex 1 to the committee report. He gave a quick run through of the main elements of the terms reference for the Panel. These included the following:


·         The ability to call-in executive decisions;

·         Consider petitions seeking Council to introduce a service;

·         Consider policy development matters;

·         Consider requests for Councillor Call for Action.


Mr Hughes then invited Members to comment on the proposals. One Member requested that the Panel be given access to information relating to the current Policy Framework documents that are highlighted individually in the Council Constitution, to which the officers agreed.


Councillor Campbell proposed, Councillor L. Potts seconded and the Panel agreed that an outstanding Kent Police report (on Crime Statistics in Thanet) that was meant to be presented to the former Community Safety Partnership Review Working Party be brought to this Panel (in September or thereabout) as it had assumed some of the work of that working party.


As there were no key comments or recommendations to forward to the Constitutional Review Working Party, Member noted the report.






Meeting concluded: 7.05 pm