Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Fiona Abbott 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor F Evans, Councillor J Lamb, Councillor C Willis, Dr J Garcia, C Panniker, J Cripps, J Gardner, A Semmence, S Morris, J O’Loughlin, B Martin, J Lansley, S Houlden and E Chidgey.


Declarations of Interest


The following declarations of interest were made at the meeting:-


(a)   Councillor Salter – agenda items relating to – Minutes re STP; Localities update; Physical Activity Strategy - non-pecuniary interest – husband is Consultant Surgeon at Southend Hospital; daughter is a Doctor at Basildon Hospital; son-in-law is a GP in the Borough;

(b)   C Gritzner – agenda item relating to Minutes re STP – daughter is a Doctor at Basildon Hospital;

(c)    Councillor McMahon – agenda relating to A Better Start Southend update – non-pecuniary interest - member of the Better Start Ward Panel.


Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 20th June 2018 pdf icon PDF 60 KB




That the Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 be confirmed as a correct record and signed.


Questions from members of the public


There were no questions from members of the public.


Southend 2050 Progress, Emerging themes and next steps

Verbal report (no papers)


The Board received a detailed update from Rob Walters on the ‘Southend 2050’ conversations that have taken place over recent months and outlined the emerging themes and next steps.  The borough wide conversation is about the future of the borough and how it affects the everyday lives of the people that live, work and visit. The role of the Board is crucial in the discussions going forward and Board members will be invited to events in coming weeks which will provide further information on emerging messages.


By the end of the year there will be a shared ambition which people can recognise and get behind.




The Board welcomed the update and asked to receive regular updates.


A Better Start Southend (ABSS) programme update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report attached


The Board considered a report from the A Better Start Southend (ABSS) Programme Board Project Director which provided an update on the progress with the programme. The following areas were highlighted:-


·           Social and Emotional Strategy - this final strand of activity was now agreed by the Partnership Board and ABSS will, in the coming months, be delivering on all funded programme themes

·           National Evaluation - The national cohort study led by Professor Jane Barlow of Warwick University will commence in 2019 and ABSS will join when ready

·           Children Centres - ABSS has responded positively to a request from council to support the Children's Centres and will be bringing forward proposals for a multi-agency pilot project, testing new models for managing and delivering integrated services at the centres

·           Governance Review -  a new governance structure has been agreed by Partners and will ensure effective oversight as the work ramps up


The Chair commended ABSS for the excellent progress being made and Members welcomed proposals for supporting the development of Children's Centres. 




That the update report be welcomed. 


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report attached


The Board considered a report by the Deputy Chief Executive (People) which provided an update on the progress made in the SEND Three Year Journey and provided information on the SEND area Inspection. The report also advised the Board about the Strategy refresh which will be brought to the December meeting of the Board.




That the report and actions outlined be noted.


Localities - Living Well in Thriving Communities pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Report – to follow


The Board considered a joint report by the Deputy Chief Executive (People) and Interim AO, Southend & Castle Point & Rochford CCGs which provided an update on the formation of localities for health and social care in Southend.




1.     That the principles of the Locality Strategy (Living Well in Thriving Communities) developed across South East Essex (SEE) be endorsed.

2.     That the principles of collaborative working as described within the paper particularly the continued evolution of the SEE Locality Partnership be agreed.

3.     That the principles of shared resource to ensure the successful delivery of integrated models of care that have been developed through a Locality approach be agreed.

4.     That the strong focus of this work on Southend Localities and alignment with Southend 2050 be noted.

5.     That the SEE Locality Partnership sign off the final amendments of the Living Well in Thriving Communities.


Physical Activity Strategy - Implementation plan reporting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report to follow


The Board considered a report by the Deputy Chief Executive (People) which provided an update on the progress to date with the implementation of the Southend-on-Sea Physical Activity Strategy 2016-2021 refreshed action plan, including successes, challenges and future opportunities.


Councillor Davidson is the Chair of the Active Southend multi agency group which is overseeing the delivery of the Strategy.




1.     That the update be noted and that representative organisations promote the South Essex-wide Active 10 campaign within their respective organisations and to wider partners.

2.     That regular updates be brought to future Board meetings.


Date and time of future meetings

Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 5pm


Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 5pm


Wednesday 20th March 2019 at 5pm


The Board noted the dates and times of future meetings:-


Wednesday 5th December 2018 @ 5 pm Darwin Room, Tickfield Centre

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 @ 5 pm Darwin Room, Tickfield Centre

Wednesday 20th March 2019 @ 5 pm Darwin Room, Tickfield Centre


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