Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

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Items
No. Item

55.

Minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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55.1     The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 5 March 2019 were agreed as a correct record

56.

Reports

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56.1     Copies of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book

57.

Integrated Working with the NHS in East Sussex pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Report by Director of Adult Social care and Health

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57.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health

57.2     It was RESOLVED – to:

1) agree the approach being taken to resetting health and social care system governance, including agreeing to take forward a single joint programme across East Sussex;

2) agree to replace the East Sussex Better Together Strategic Commissioning Board from April 2019 with the new arrangements under the single East Sussex-wide joint programme which will be subject to strategic oversight by the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board;

3) approve the scope and projects within the new integrated community health and care services joint programme (Appendix 5); and

4) delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care and Health to take any action he considers necessary to give effect to or in consequence of, the above recommendations.

58.

Scrutiny Review of Road Repairs pdf icon PDF 86 KB

Report by the Assistant Chief Executive

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58.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Place Scrutiny Committee and a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport with observations on the Scrutiny Committee’s report.

58.2     It was RESOLVED to:

            1) note the report of the Scrutiny Committee; and

            2) recommend the County Council to welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee and to agree the response of the Director of  Communities, Economy and Transport to the recommendations and their implementation as set out in the action plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Director’s report.

 

Reason

58.3     The Scrutiny Review of Road Repairs is welcomed and in particular the opportunity afforded by this review to explain to Members how the service operates, the legislation and polices governing highway maintenance, and the Council’s approach to maintenance. The Scrutiny Review has highlighted a number of Member concerns about the current approach to road repairs and the maintenance of pavements and the Cabinet agreed to the implementation of the action plan as

detailed in appendix 1.

59.

Road Repairs: Observations on the Scrutiny Committee's report pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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60.

Changing Care Market: Information and Signposting: Observations on the Scrutiny Committee's report pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health

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61.

Effectiveness of School Travel Plans: Observations on the Scrutiny Committee's report pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Report by Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

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62.

Internal Audit Strategy and Annual Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

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62.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.

62.2     It was RESOLVED – to agree the Council’s Internal Audit Strategy and Plan for 2019/20

Reason

61.3     The Council’s Internal Audit Strategy and Annual Plan 2019/20 (Annex A) sets out how the Council will meet its statutory requirements for internal audit, as defined within the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015

63.

To agree which items are to be reported to the County Council

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63.1     The Cabinet agreed that items 6, 7 and 8 should be reported to the County Council

[Note: The items being reported to the County Council refer to minute numbers 58, 59 and 60]

64.

Scrutiny Review of the Changing Care Market: Information and Signposting pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report by the Assistant Chief Executive

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59.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the People Scrutiny Committee and a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health with observations on the Scrutiny Committee’s report.

59.2     It was RESOLVED to:

            1) note the report of the Scrutiny Committee; and

            2) recommend the County Council to welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee and to agree the response of the Director of  Adult Social Care and Health to the recommendations and their implementation as set out in the action plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Director’s report.

 

Reason

59.3     The Scrutiny Review of the Changing Care Market: Information and

Signposting is welcomed as it provides a timely opportunity to review the provision of information and advice, and to inform the scope of improvements underway such as the Digital Transformation Project. The recommendations are to be implemented in accordance with the action plan attached as appendix 1 to the Director’s report. .

 

65.

Scrutiny Review of the Effectiveness of School Travel Plans pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Report by Assistant Chief Executive

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60.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Place Scrutiny Committee and a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport with observations on the Scrutiny Committee’s report.

60.2     It was RESOLVED to:

            1) note the report of the Scrutiny Committee; and

            2) recommend the County Council to welcome the report of the Scrutiny Committee and to agree the response of the Director of  Communities, Economy and Transport to the recommendations and their implementation as set out in the action plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Director’s report.

 

Reason

60.3     The Scrutiny Review of School Travel Plans is welcomed  as the Plans are an

important consideration in the planning process, and are often a condition applied to

planning applications, so it is important that they are effective. The Scrutiny Review has highlighted a number of issues regarding the current approach to ensuring School Travel Plans are effective and the implementation of the recommendations will be in accordance with the action plan attached as appendix 1 of the Director’s report.

 

66.

External Audit Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Report by the Chief Operating Officer

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61.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.

61.2     It was RESOLVED – to approve the External Audit Plan for 2018/19

Reason

61.3     The External Audit Plan provides an overview of the planned scope and timing of the statutory audit of the Council’s 2018/19 accounts and identifies any significant risks