Agenda

Fire & Rescue Service Scrutiny Committee - Friday, 18th June, 2021 11.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Rob Castle on 033 022 22546  Email:  rob.castle@westsussex.gov.uk

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Items
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11.30 am

1.

Committee Membership

The Committee to note the County Council appointments to the Committee as follows: -

 

Cllr Boram, Cllr Charles, Cllr Dunn, Cllr Milne, Cllr Pendleton,
Cllr Richardson and Cllr Turley.

11.32 am

2.

Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman

2a

Election of Chairman

The Committee to elect its Chairman. If the election is contested a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.

2b

Election of Vice Chairman

The Committee to elect its Vice Chairman. If the election is contested a secret ballot will be held in accordance with Standing Order 2.15B.

11.37 am

3.

Declarations of Interest

Committee members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personalinterest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it.  If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

11.39 am

4.

Urgent Matters

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances, including cases where the Committee needs to be informed of budgetary or performance issues affecting matters within its terms of reference, which have emerged since the publication of the agenda.

11.41 am

5.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 45 KB

The Committee is asked to note its terms of reference.

11.43 am

6.

Minutes of the last meeting of the Committee pdf icon PDF 126 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 26 March 2021 (cream paper).

11.45 am

7.

Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Performance Report Quarter 4 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report by the Chief Fire Officer.

 

The report provides a context to the Performance and Assurance Framework for the purpose of future scrutiny of the Executive’s approach to performance.

Additional documents:

12.15 pm

8.

Priority Programme Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Report by the Chief Fire Officer.

 

The report provides an overview of the priority programmes of work during Quarter 4 of 2020/2021 including progress against the People Action Plan, the Improvement Plan and the Integrated Risk Management Plan Action Plan.

12.45 pm

9.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services Covid Inspection Letter pdf icon PDF 62 KB

The Committee is asked to examine the letter received from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services and consider whether there is any learning from the context that should be considered for inclusion as part of work programme planning of the Committee.

 

Additional documents:

1.00 pm

10.

Work Programme Planning and Possible Items for Future Scrutiny

The Committee is asked to review its current draft work programme taking into account the Forward Plan of Key Decisions and any suggestions from its members for possible items for future scrutiny.

10a

Forward Plan of Key Decisions

There are currently no entries in the Forward Plan of Key Decisions within the Committee’s portfolio. If any relevant entries are added between the date of despatch of the agenda and the date of the meeting they will be tabled at the meeting.

10b

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 53 KB

The Committee to review its draft work programme for the year ahead taking into consideration the checklist at Appendix A.

Additional documents:

1.14 pm

11.

Requests for Call-in

There have been no requests for call-in to the Scrutiny Committee and within its constitutional remit since the date of the last meeting.  The Director of Law and Assurance will report any requests since the publication of the agenda papers.

1.15 pm

12.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee will be held on 1 October 2021. Probable agenda items include:

 

·         Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Performance Report Quarter 1 2020/21

·         Priority Programme Update

 

Any member wishing to place an item on the agenda for the meeting must notify the Director of Law and Assurance by 16 September 2021.