Your Councillors

Heritage Culture and Leisure Committee

2 April 2019

 

To Consider the results of the HCL Workshop 17th January 2019

 

Final Decision-Maker

Heritage Culture and Leisure

Lead Head of Service/Lead Director

William Cornall

Lead Officer and Report Author

John Foster

Classification

Public

Wards affected

All

 

Executive Summary

 

The report summarises Member input into the HCL workshop held in January which considered HCL work priorities following the adoption of the Council’s new Strategic Plan.

 

This report makes the following recommendations to Heritage Culture and Leisure Committee

1.   To note the results of the workshop set out in Appendix 1

2.   To agree to meet in a workshop(s) format within the next month to refine down the priorities to 5-10 areas of work which will become the workplan for the 19/20 municipal year.

3.   To agree to share these preliminary findings set out in Appendix 1 with other Committee Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen.

 

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

HCL Committee

2 April 2019

 

 

 

 



To Consider the results of the HCL Workshop 17th January 2019

 

 

 

1.      INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

1.1   Following the adoption of the Council’s new Strategic Plan, the Committee agreed to hold a workshop on the 17th January 2019 to consider its implications on their work programme and whether they should pursue new priorities. The output of this workshop is set out in Appendix 1.

 

1.1     The Strategic Plan introduces cross cutting objectives which include:

 

·         Heritage is respected

·         Biodiversity and Environmental Sustainability is respected.

 

It also added a strap line advocating “Pride in our Borough”.  The implications of these changes were considered at the Workshop.

 

1.2   The HCL Chairman, Cllr Paul Harper, has summarised the discussions held at the workshop and ordered them by theme. Cllr Harper has added indicative timescales and resource implications for each project. The crossing cutting objectives also have implications for other Committees.

 

 

 

 

2.        AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 

2.1     The Committee could choose to ignore the findings of the workshop and consider the existing work programme sufficiently reflects the objectives set out the in new Strategic Plan.

 

2.2     The Committee could choose to reflect further on the wide ranging findings of the workshop and agree to meet again in a workshop(s) format to finalise priorities for the year and clarify what strategic direction they wish to take their work and whether there are both staff and other budgetary implications.

 

 

 

3.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

3.1     It is recommended that the Committee pursue the option set out in paragraph 2.2. The January Workshop generated a large number of ideas which could not be delivered in its entirety within existing budgets and staff resources. Greater prioritisation and clarification regarding what actions should be taken forward and what resources may be needed to deliver them needs further Member input over the coming year.

 

 

 

4.       RISK

 

4.1   The risks associated with this proposal, including the risks if the Council does not act as recommended, have been considered in line with the Council’s Risk Management Framework. We are satisfied that the risks associated are within the Council’s risk appetite and will be managed as per the Policy.

 

 

5.       CONSULTATION RESULTS AND PREVIOUS COMMITTEE FEEDBACK

 

5.1     The Committee agreed to hold the January workshop and the results are set out in Appendix 1.

 

 

6.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

·         Accepting the recommendations will materially improve the Council’s ability to achieve cross cutting objectives in the Strategic Plan, particularly regarding “Heritage is respected”

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Risk Management

Already covered in the risk section

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Financial

·         The proposals set out in the recommendation are all within already approved budgetary headings and so need no new funding for implementation at this stage.

 

Maxine Mahon

Finance Manager

Staffing

·         We will deliver the recommendations with our current staffing.

 

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Legal

 

·         Each local authority has a statutory duty to "make arrangements to secure continuous improvement in the way in which its functions are exercised, having regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness". The Strategic Plan aligns with the Council’s general duty and the recommendations in the report further demonstates compliance with the statutory duty.

Keith Trowell Practice Area Team Leader

Privacy and Data Protection

 

·         There are no specific privacy or data protection issues to address.

 

 John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Equalities

·         The recommendations do not propose a change in service at this stage and therefore will not require an equalities impact assessment

Policy & Information Manager

Public Health

·         We recognise that the recommendations will not negatively impact on population health or that of individuals.

 

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Crime and Disorder

·         The recommendation will have no impact on Crime and Disorder

 

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

Procurement

·         There are no procurement implications at this stage

John Foster Head of Regeneration and Economic Development

 

7.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

The following documents are to be published with this report and form part of the report:

·         Appendix 1: