Agenda item

Work Programme

Report of the Director, Policy and Democratic Engagement



The Principal Democratic Services Officer introduced the report which contained the Committee’s work programme for consideration and discussion. The aim of the work programme was to show all known, substantive agenda items for forthcoming meetings of the Committee, to enable this committee, other committees, officers, partners, and the public to plan their work with and for the committee.



Suggestions were made regarding Selective Licensing being moved to the January meeting instead of March. It was expressed that due to the Christmas holiday break it would be extremely difficult. It was agreed to explore other options outside of the meeting. Suggestions and questions were also put forwards regarding Damp and Mould updates and Housing Strategy Member engagement. It was agreed with current timescales that a Damp and Mould report would be presented at the March meeting. It was also agreed that the Director of Housing and Neighbourhood Services would circulate a timeline that is currently believed to be right for the Housing Strategy. 



There was discussion around the merits of including a standing item on Damp and Mould on the work programme. The Chair noted that a response to the petition received at the meeting would be added as a new item onto the January meeting workplan, and that while the possibility of a standing item would be considered by the chair, it was not open to the committee to commit future meetings to standing items, and that the work programme is where specific matters are fixed which could be by resolution of the committee.





1.      The Committee’s work programme, as set out in Appendix 1 be agreed, including any additions and amendments identified in Part 1;


2.      Consideration be given to the further additions or adjustments to the work programme presented at Part 2 of Appendix 1; and


3.      Members give consideration to any further issues to be explored by officers for inclusion in Part 2 of Appendix 1 of the next work programme report, for potential addition to the work programme.



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