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Minutes pdf icon PDF 16 KB

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Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 34 KB


The Chair declared a personal interest in item 7 as a member on the Phoenix Community Housing Board.


Councillor Muldoon declared a personal interest in item 7 as a Board Member of the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust.



Outstanding Scrutiny Items pdf icon PDF 20 KB


Report noted.


Notification of Late and Urgent Items pdf icon PDF 22 KB


Report noted.


Revenue Budget 2015/16 Savings Proposals Delegated to Executive Directors Adult Social Care Charging pdf icon PDF 80 KB

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The Head of Strategy and Performance introduced the report. Councillor Muldoon said there was a potential for discrepancy of service provision with different levels of needs. He added that with the amount of savings taking place it would be necessary to ensure proper monitoring systems were put in place. The Chair said the Executive Director for Community Services had explained to him how quality provisions would be measured. The Chair said these savings would have to be monitored, and revisited in the future, as further budget needs were brought forward. The Chair thanked officers for the report.


RESOLVED that the report be noted.


LGA Peer Challenge pdf icon PDF 145 KB


The Chair requested this report to be deferred to the 17 March 2015 Business Panel meeting, this was agreed.



Decisions Made by Mayor and Cabinet on 11 February 2015 pdf icon PDF 247 KB


Lewisham Future Programme 2015/16 Revenue Budget Savings Report


The Chair said further decisions were being made at the 18 February Mayor and Cabinet meeting, and most of the A savings had been subjected to numerous discussions, therefore in-depth discussion would not be necessary for most of them.


A1 Adult Cost Care Effective Care Packages - Meals on Wheels


Councillor Mallory said that he noted that Meals on Wheels had been to Mayor and Cabinet following consultation. He said he was aware that during the review of contracts there would be an opportunity to remodel this service, adding that it would be a shame to lose some of the personal elements of this service, especially the face to face contact. The Head of Joint Commissioning said the work would start after the current contract comes to an end in 2016. She added that officers recognised that users did not just value the meals provided, but also the personal contact involved. Councillor Muldoon said Meals Services was a preferred term to Meals on Wheels. The Chair thanked officers for the report.


B1 Reduction and Remodelling of Supporting People Support


The Chair asked if all the savings had been accepted, and the Executive Director for Customer Services, said they had. The Chair then said that the relevant Select Committee Members need to see the appendix that was done for this area of savings as there might be some elements they would need to be aware of. The Executive Director for Customer Services assured the Chair that Select Committees would be fully informed and the appendix circulated as requested.


G1 Charging A Fee for Administering the Blue Badge Scheme


The Chair said there had been an extensive piece of work done for Mayor and Cabinet on this item, and requested this information to be sent to Members of the Safer Stronger Select Committee. The Executive Director for Customer Services said the request would be actioned.


H1 Restructuring of Enforcement and Regulatory Services


The Chair said he was aware the Mayor had not made any decision on this area, requesting further consultation with Trade Unions. The Executive Director for Resources & Regeneration gave Business Panel Members a brief update on the current situation. Panel Members were informed Mayor and Cabinet will be looking at the report again on 18 February.


The Chair said he was conscious that informal consultation was going on between Unions concerning Licensing Enforcements. He said he assumed Licensing enforcement functions would continue.  The Executive Director for Customer Services said that he had re-assured the Chair of Licensing Committee that the changes would not affect the quality of service and advice at meetings. The Chair said the amalgamation of these services could have its issues, and the results would have to be reviewed for effectiveness.


L4 Broadway Theatre


Business Panel noted that the savings were accepted by the Mayor, and the theatre would be kept functional on a reduced budget.


Councillor Walsh said he was surprised that services of one of the biggest  ...  view the full minutes text for item 20.


Overview & Scrutiny Select Committees Work Programmes 2014/15 - verbal update


Nothing to report.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 22 KB


RESOLVED that that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of the Act, as amended by the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to information) (Amendments) (England) Regulations 2006 and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information:


The following is a summary of the items considered in the closed part of the meeting:



Decisions Made By Mayor and cabinet on 11 February 2015


Commissioned Youth Provision 2015-16



i.    the decision of the Mayor be noted.

ii.    assurance had been given by the Executive

     Director for Resources and Regeneration

     that the delegated decisions made by the

     Executive Director, CYP on this item

     will be reported to the Children and Young

     People Select Committee, and Business

     Panel for Scrutiny.





Decisions Made By Mayor and Cabinet (Contracts) on 11 February 2015


No Item was identified for further discussion.


Decision Made by an Executive Director Under Delegated Authority - Healthwatch Award of Contract 2015/16


RESOLVED that the decision of the Executive Director of Community Services be noted.



Meeting ended 8.30pm