Issue - meetings

Recommendations from Scrutiny

Meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet (Item 6)

6 Recommendations from Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee and Draft Executive Response - Public Realm and The Brent Economy pdf icon PDF 117 KB

This report seeks endorsement of the proposed executive response to the recommendations made from the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee at their meeting on 14 July 2020 on the Public Realm in Brent and the Brent economy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on the 14 July 2020 relating to the Public Realm in Brent and the Brent Economy and to approve the Executive Response provided on both set of recommendations, as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the report.

Minutes:

Whilst noting that Councillor Mashari, Chair of the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee had given her apologies, and was no longer able to present the recommendations of the committee, the Leader of the Council, Councillor Butt, expressed a desire that other members of the scrutiny committee be invited to introduce scrutiny recommendations in the future, if the Chair were unable to attend.

 

Cabinet received a report from the Assistant Chief Executive presenting two sets of recommendations made by the Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committee on 14 July 2020 in relation to the Public Realm in Brent and Brent Economy, for Executive response.

 

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration Property and Planning, Councillor Shama Tatler, introduced the proposed response to the scrutiny recommendations that related to her portfolio in relation to both issues. Cabinet heard that consideration would be given to all the recommendations, however in assessing the viability of those with associated costs there was a need to be mindful of the wider budgetary context and expenditure related to the pandemic.

 

The Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Krupa Sheth, responded to the recommendations that related to her portfolio, noting that officers were currently investigating the ways in which it would be possible to ensure that it remained cheaper to use a bike hanger than obtain a parking permit and emphasising the commitment of the Council to addressing the climate emergency within the wider financial pressures faced by the Council as a result of the pandemic

 

As a result of the responses provided, Cabinet RESOLVED to note the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on the 14 July 2020 relating to the Public Realm in Brent and the Brent Economy and to approve the Executive Response provided on both set of recommendations, as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the report.