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Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee

Information about the role of the sub-committee, who sits on it, who chairs the sub-committee, when the meetings are, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, what topics are being scrutinised and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes.

What is the role of the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee?

The role of the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee is to review the general policies and performance of the council and external organisations in relation to the following areas:

  • Public protection
  • Housing
  • Safe communities.

The sub-committee also scrutinises individual decisions taken by the Cabinet in the above areas and monitors the council's performance in the above areas.

The sub-committee has a statutory responsibility in respect of the scrutiny of crime and disorder reduction partnerships.

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Who sits on the sub-committee?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council councillors

Conservative

Councillor Skow (Chair)
Councillor Nickerson (Vice-Chair)
Councillor Birch
Councillor Gateshill
Councillor Green
Councillor Hammond
Councillor Lisseter
Councillor Sykes
Councillor Weeks

Independent

Councillor Jeffreys, B

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Padden

Yorkshire Party

Councillor Norman

Housing Tenant Representative Co-optees x 3 (no voting rights)

The following are members of the East Riding Tenants Forum and are co-opted to the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee:

  • Ms Mavis Vines 
  • Mr Trevor Shaw
  • Mr Colin Loveday

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Skow chairs meetings of the sub-committee.

When are meetings?

Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee meetings

Date Time Venue
Thursday, 30 May 2019  11am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 11 July 2019 10am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 5 September 2019 10am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 17 October 2019 10am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 5 December 2019 10am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 16 January 2020 10am County Hall, Beverley
Thursday, 12 March 2020 10am County Hall, Beverley

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law. 

Refreshments

Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak or ask questions at meetings.

Can members of the public suggest an item for scrutiny?

Yes. The council welcomes suggestions from members of the public for items for scrutiny. Topics must be of a strategic nature that affects the East Riding as a whole.

Please note: Overview and scrutiny does not deal with individual queries, concerns or complaints nor can scrutiny get involved in planning application matters.

To suggest a topic please contact the Overview and Scrutiny team:

Email: scrutiny@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393330

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire   
HU17 9BA.

What topics are being scrutinised?

Current year work programme

The document below details the topics to be scrutinised by the sub-committee this year:

Safer and Stronger Communities Work Programme (pdf 91kb)

Please note: the work programme is subject to change.

Previous years' topics scrutinised

To view a list of topics previously scrutinised please click on the document below:

Previous topics scrutinised (pdf 95kb)

To obtain further information on topics previously scrutinised please contact the committee manager.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?

Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.


Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Liz Russell:

Contact details

Email: liz.russell@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393330

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA