Epping Forest District Council:

Minutes for Housing Scrutiny Standing Panel meeting, May 31 2012, 7.30PM official page

Other committee documents for Epping Forest District Council :: Housing Scrutiny Standing Panel details

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Contact: Mark Jenkins (The Office of the Chief Executive)  Tel: 01992 564607 Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Items No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Substitute Members (Council Minute 39 - 23.7.02)

(Assistant to the Chief Executive)  To report the appointment of any substitute members for the meeting.


Declaration Of Interests

(Assistant to the Chief Executive). To declare interests in any items on the agenda.


In considering whether to declare a personal or a prejudicial interest under the Code of Conduct, Overview & Scrutiny members are asked pay particular attention to paragraph 11 of the Code in addition to the more familiar requirements.


This requires the declaration of a personal and prejudicial interest in any matter before an OS Committee which relates to a decision of or action by another Committee or Sub Committee of the Council, a Joint Committee or Joint Sub Committee in which the Council is involved and of which the Councillor is also a member.


Paragraph 11 does not refer to Cabinet decisions or attendance at an OS meeting purely for the purpose of answering questions or providing information on such a matter.


Notes of the Last Two Panel Meetings PDF 47 KB

To agree the notes of the last two meetings of the Panel held on 5 and 13 March 2012 (attached).

Additional documents:


Terms of Reference PDF 28 KB

(Chairman/Lead Officer) The Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed the Terms of Reference of this Panel and associated Work Programme. The Terms of Reference only are attached. The Panel are asked at each meeting to review them.


Call-In Cabinet Decision on Fire Safety in Flat Blocks PDF 173 KB

To consider a call-in of the Cabinet’s Decision on ‘Fire Safety in Flat Blocks’ (C-067-2011/12). Call-in papers and report are attached.


The Committee noted that following further consideration and in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny procedure rule 20(3), the Chairman had determined that consideration of the call-in be referred to the Housing Scrutiny Standing Panel as that Panel has previously discussed the matter in detail.


The following documents are attached:


(a)        Report submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 17 April 2012 – page 21;


(b)        Notification of Call-In – page 25;


(c)        Report to the Cabinet 12 March 2012 – page 27;


(d)        Letter to CLG Rt Hon. B Neill MP 8 July 2011 Appendix 1 – page 36;


(e)        Letter to Councillor J Knapman from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 18 June 2010 Appendix 2 – page 37;


(f)         Letter to P Pledger, Assistant Director of Housing, from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 26 December 2011 Appendix 3 – page 39;


(g)        Letter to Councillor J Knapman from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service 2 February 2012 Appendix 4 – page 40;


(h)        Extract from Cabinet Decision Sheet for Cabinet Meeting held on 12 March 2012 – page 41; and


(i)         Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules – page 43.

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Future Meetings

The following scheduled meetings are listed below:


(a)        Thursday 28 June 2012 at 5.30p.m. Extra-Ordinary Meeting regarding Fire Safety for Park Homes in the Council Chamber;


(b)        Tuesday 24 July;


(c)        Tuesday 23 October;


(d)        Tuesday 29 January 2013; and


(e)        Tuesday 19 March

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