To provide Council with an update on the progress of the Partnership in conclusion of the Setting the Foundations stage of the approved business case and to establish and recommend the key elements of the Set-Up stage for the Partnership (report of the Joint Strategic Advisor enclosed).
(The Joint Chief Executive, the Deputy Chief Executive (Growth) and the Deputy Chief Executive (Programme Delivery) and SIRO left the meeting prior to discussion of this item).
Consideration was given to the report of the Joint Strategic Advisor which provided the Council with an update on the progress of the Partnership in conclusion of the Setting the Foundations stage of the approved business case, and to establish and recommend the key elements of the Set-Up stage for the Partnership.
Information was included within the report around the proposed Work Programme, Performance Framework, Financial Opportunities, Governance Framework and Employment Terms and Conditions (including pay) for the Integrated Shared Senior Management Team.
It was noted that Boston Council had considered the same report at its Council meeting on 22 November 2021 and the recommendations had been agreed unanimously. East Lindsey District Council would consider the report at its Council meeting on 15 December 2021.
Members considered the information within the report, and the following points were raised:
· Members had been advised of savings of £4.65million over 10 years – clarification was sought as to whether this was based on a particular scale, or upon an average.
· Members noted that Appendix A laid out the Strategic Programme for the Partnership, and Health and Wellbeing/Health and Leisure offer featured within the priorities. In Section 2 of the appendix (Corporate Priorities), there were a number of statements which in member views required modification in order to make them clearer when clarifying requirements in the future, and to not prohibit any potential solutions in the future.
· Officers confirmed that, with regard to the Work Programme, what was being proposed was an opportunity across the partnership to work much more closely around leisure provision and health ... view the full minutes text for item 68