Agenda and decisions

Environment & Economy Select Committee - Monday, 5 July 2021 6.00pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Daneshill House, Danestrete

Contact: Ramin Shams (01438) 242308  Email: committees@stevenage.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Decision:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

Councillor Claire Parris declared an interest as trustee of St. Nicholas Community Association.

 

2.

SUMMARY OF DECISION FROM 22 JUNE MEETING pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To consider the Summary of Decisions from the meeting of the Environment & Economy Select Committee held on 22 June 2021. The full Minutes will be considered at a future meeting of the Committee.

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that the Summary of Decisions of the Committee meeting held on Tuesday 22 June 2021 be noted. The minutes of the 22 June 2021 meeting will be considered at the next meeting of the Committee.

 

3.

EXECUTIVE PORTFOLIO HOLDER RESPONSE TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRES REVIEW pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the Executive Portfolio Holder response to the Neighbourhood Centres Review.

Decision:

The Select Committee received a response from the Executive Portfolio holder on the Neighbourhood Centres Review. The Select Committee established to review the Neighbourhood Centres on 13 March 2019 and agreed a scope on 25 June 2019. Covid19 impacted the end of the review process; however, prior to this, Members managed to carry out a number of site visits with officers which led to a number of local actions and subsequent recommendations. 5 Recommendations were proposed to the Executive. The Executive Portfolio holder responded to the recommendations set out in the agenda report. 

 

It was RESOLVED:

 

·       That the Committee endorsed the Executive Portfolio holder response as set out in the agenda report.

 

4.

NEXT STEPS IN THE REVIEW INTO THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON STEVENAGE pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider the next steps in the review into the economic impact of Covid-19 on the local economy on Stevenage and to receive the updated mapping exercise document for the review, pinpointing completed actions and any outstanding data or interviews still to be undertaken.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The committee received a report on next steps in the review of the economic impact of Covid19 on Stevenage. The report set out the review progress. Members agreed to invite Business Relationship Manager to the Select Committee to clarify how the Council was supporting self-employed and other businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

 

It was RESOLVED:

 

·       That the next steps in the review into economic impact of Covid-19 on Stevenage be noted.

·       That the mapping exercise be noted.

5.

URGENT PART 1 BUSINESS

To consider any Part 1 business accepted by the Chair as urgent.

Decision:

None.

6.

EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

To consider the following motions –

 

1.  That under Section 100(A) 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 described in paragraphs1 – 7 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act as amended by Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

2.  That Members consider the reasons for the following reports being in Part II and determine whether or not maintaining the exemption from disclosure of the information contained therein outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

 

Decision:

Not required.

7.

URGENT PART II BUSINESS

To consider any Part II business accepted by the Chair as urgent.

Decision:

None.