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Resources and Neighbourhoods Directorate Plans 2019-20 Quarter 4 Performance Update

Meeting: 04/08/2020 - Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 5)

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Minutes:

The Committee received a joint report of the Director of Resources and the Director of Neighbourhoods detailing the progress at the end of Quarter 4 2019/2020 (1st January 2020 – 31st March 2020) towards achievements of targets contained in the Resources Directorate Plan 2019/2020 and in the Neighbourhoods Directorate Plan 2019/2020.

 

In considering the Resources Directorate element of the report, Members were updated on the five actions that were still outstanding at 31st March 2020 and which had received an ‘amber’ rating. These included the Council’s governance arrangements, which had been addressed largely through a report that recommended changes to the authority’s Constitution that was approved by Council on 15th July 2020 and the roll-out of the I-Trent Human Resources software package.

 

In considering the Neighbourhoods Directorate element of the report, Members were updated on the five actions that were still outstanding at 31st March 2020.

 

With regards to the Neighbourhoods Directorate a Member referred to action R19008 (Implementation of the Risk Management Strategy), which noted that Cyber Insurance had been identified as a possible ‘Red-ranked’ technical security risk and in this regard the Director of Neighbourhoods undertook to submit a report to the next meeting of the Committee detailing the relevant issues surrounding Cyber Insurance including the potential threats and measures that were being taken to counter the threat. 

 

A Member referred to action NDP1901.A (Domestic Abuse Strategy for the Borough) noting that the Strategy was still in its draft stage, with the final roll-out delayed due to the impact of Covid-19. The Director of Neighbourhoods undertook to submit a report to a future meeting of the Committee regarding the roll-out of the Domestic Abuse Strategy.

 

A Member referred to action NDP1906.A (Determination of the Communications Priorities) and requested that a report on this matter be submitted to a future meeting of the Committee.

 

The Committee requested that the current Directorate Plans relating to the Resources and Neighbourhoods Directorates be submitted to the Committee’s next meeting in September 2020, to help the Committee inform the Committee of its work programme for 2020/2021.

 

Resolved:

1.    The Resources and Neighbourhoods Directorate Plans 2019-2020 - Quarter 4 Performance be noted.

2.    The Director of Neighbourhoods be requested to submit a report to the next meeting of the Committee detailing the relevant issues surrounding Cyber Security, including the potential threats and measures that were being taken to counter these potential threats.

3.    The Director of Neighbourhoods be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee regarding the roll-out of the Domestic Abuse Strategy.

4.    The Director of Neighbourhoods be requested to submit a report to a future meeting of the Committee detailing the Council’s ‘communications priorities’ further to action NDP1906.A

5.    The current Directorate Plans relating to the Resources and Neighbourhoods Directorates be submitted to the Committee’s next meeting in September 2020, to help the Committee inform the Committee of its work programme for 2020/2021.