Agenda and minutes

ASDV Shareholder Committee
Thursday, 14th November, 2019 1.00 pm

Venue: Committee Suite 1,Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Paul Mountford  Executive Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

16.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor S Pochin declared a non-pecuniary interest as a former Director of Engine of the North and the Skills and Growth Company.

 

17.

Minutes of Previous meeting

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 1st November 2019 (to follow).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the meeting of 1st November 2019 be approved as a correct record.

18.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

 

PART 2 – MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS PRESENT

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

19.

Care4CE Report

To consider a report on the establishment of a wholly-owned community interest company, in connection with a strategic review of Care4CE, and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a draft Cabinet report on the establishment of a wholly-owned community interest company in connection with the strategic review of Care4CE.

 

The following officers attended the meeting to present the draft report and answer members’ questions:

 

Linda Couchman – Acting Strategic Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Nichola Glover-Edge – Director of Commissioning, People Directorate

Peter Kelleher – Head of Service (Care4CE)

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Chairman thanked the officers who then left the meeting. The Committee then considered the matter further.

 

RESOLVED

 

That it be recommended to Cabinet that the recommendations in the report be supported and the following areas be noted for future consideration:

 

§  The proposals in relation to terms and conditions of employment for staff within the company; and

 

§  The business model for market expansion, including the need to ensure that the necessary commercial expertise is in place at a senior level.

 

At the conclusion of this matter, the meeting was re-opened to the public and press.

 

20.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To give further consideration to the Committee’s terms of reference.

Minutes:

The Committee gave further consideration to its terms of reference which it had endorsed at its meeting on 14th October 2019.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Committee reaffirms its endorsement of its terms of reference.

21.

Group of Companies' Trading Reserve pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a report on the Group of Companies’ Trading Reserve and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member.

Minutes:

The Committee considered a draft report to the Deputy Leader proposing the closure of the Trading Reserve and the transfer of monies to the Council’s General Fund Balance. The report was presented by Alex Thompson, Director of Finance and Customer Services, as the senior officer responsible for the report.

 

The Committee felt that, before it took a decision on the matter, the views of the ASDV chairmen and managing directors should be sought.

 

RESOLVED

 

That

 

1.    the officers write to the managing directors and chairmen of the ASDVs, enclosing a copy of the draft report, and seeking their views on the proposal to close the Trading Reserve; and

 

2.    the matter be considered further at the Committee’s meeting on 28th November 2019 in light of any comments received and a recommendation be made at that meeting.

 

22.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

 

PART 2 – MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS PRESENT

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

 

23.

ASDV Business Plans

To consider the following business plan:

 

-       ANSA Environmental Services Ltd Business Plan

Minutes:

The Committee considered the business plan of ANSA Environmental Services Limited.

 

The following attended the meeting to present the business plan and answer members’ questions:

 

Mr Geoff Baggott – Chairman

Kevin Melling – Managing Director

Jane Thomason – Deputy Managing Director

Melanie Henniker – Director of HR and Corporate Services

 

At the conclusion of the presentation, the Chairman thanked the ANSA representatives who then left the meeting. The Committee then considered the matter further.

 

RESOLVED

 

That

 

1.    the business plan be noted;

 

2.    the risk register be re-submitted, having addressed anomalies and outlined mitigating actions; and

 

3.    the matter be considered further at the Committee’s meeting on 28th November 2019 when final recommendations will be made.