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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Assenheim (substitute: Councillor Stafford) and from Councillor Kenyon.


Declarations of Interest


The following interest was declared at the meeting:


(a) Councillor Gilbert (Executive Councillor) – interest in the referred/called-in items; attended pursuant to the dispensation agreed at Council on 19th July 2012, under S.33 of the Localism Act 2011.


Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 186 KB


The relevant Executive Councillor responded to two written questions that had been received from members of the public.


Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 12th October, 2015 pdf icon PDF 73 KB




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Monday, 12th October 2015 be received, confirmed as a correct record and signed.


International Marketing


The Committee received a PowerPoint presentation by the Head of Economy, Regeneration & Tourism on the marketing of Southend on Sea overseas and, in particular, the marketing campaign currently underway in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands.


On behalf of the Committee, the Chairman thanked Mr Dolling for an informative and enthusiastic presentation.




That the presentation be noted.


Monthly Performance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Members are reminded to bring with them the most recent MPR for period end August 2015, circulated on 30th September 2015. An Exceptions Report will be circulated shortly and copies will be available at the meeting. 


Comments/questions should be made at the appropriate Scrutiny Committee relevant to the subject matter.

Additional documents:


The Committee considered Minute 404 of Cabinet held on 10th November 2015, together with the Monthly Performance Report (MPR) covering the period to end September 2015.  The Committee also had before it an Exceptions Report which had been circulated on 27th November 2015, copies of which were tabled at the meeting.




That the report be noted.


Note:- This is an Executive Function.

Executive Councillor:- As appropriate to the item.


Beecroft Building pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Minute 413 – Cabinet Agenda item 19 refers

Called in by Councillors J L Lamb and A E Holland

Additional documents:


The Committee considered Minute 413 of Cabinet held on 10th November, which had been called-in for scrutiny, together with the report of the Corporate Director for Place presenting the results from the consultation on the future of the former Beecroft Art Gallery Building, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.


In response to questions regarding the current condition of the building, the Corporate Director for Place confirmed that he would be happy to provide a copy of the latest condition survey for Members’ information.




That the following recommendations of Cabinet be noted:


“1.  That the Council acting as Trustees give permission for officers of the Council to investigate the viability of using the former Gallery Building as artist studios. (This option would further the objects of the Trust and merits further investigation to determine if it would be financially viable and therefore in the best interests of the Trust.)


2.  That, if the feasibility study finds that the conversion of the building into artist studios will not be viable, the Trustees should proceed with one of the identified options for disposal (As set out in section 5.1.1 of the submitted report).”


Note:- This is a Council Function.

Executive Councillor:- Cllr Gilbert (as substitute portfolio holder)


In-depth Scrutiny Project - 20mph in Residential Streets



The Committee received and noted an oral update on the in-depth Scrutiny project “20mph in residential streets”.




That update be noted.


Note: This is a Scrutiny function.


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