Agenda

Agenda

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Contact: Tom Hudson, Scrutiny Officer  email  DemocraticServices@oxford.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Substitutes are not allowed.

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Housing Panel Work Plan pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Attached is a proposed work plan of topics for consideration for the Panel’s forthcoming meetings. The Panel is asked to AGREE the proposed work plan

4.

Notes of previous meeting pdf icon PDF 381 KB

The Panel is asked to AGREE the notes of the meeting held on 02 September 2021 as an accurate record, having raised any necessary amendments.

 

 

5.

Landlord Services Performance Dashboard

The requested dashboard of landlord services is delayed as a consequence of the QL implementation. It is anticipated to be available for the Panel’s November meeting.

6.

Social Housing White Paper pdf icon PDF 737 KB

Part 2 of the Panel’s ongoing consideration of the theme of tenant engagement and empowerment focuses on the proposed changes in central government’s white paper on Social Housing. A presentation will be given by Bill Graves, Landlord Services Manager. Also invited to this meeting to contribute are Councillor Diko Blackings, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless, Councillor Mike Rowley, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focused Services, Stephen Clarke, Head of Housing, Simon Warde, Tenant Involvement Manager, Wendy Hind, Tenant Involvement Officer and the tenant ambassadors. Stephen Gabriel, newly appointed Executive Director of Communities and People will be attending to watch.

It is expected that the findings will be written up at the end of the year, including any recommendations. The Panel is asked therefore to NOTE the report and AGREE any recommendations it wishes to make. Should it wish to make an urgent recommendation to Cabinet, ie prior to the report being written at the end of the year, it is also at liberty to do so. A list of the issues raised previously by the Panel for possible consideration as recommendations is included within the notes of the previous meeting for the relevant item.

 

7.

Housing and Carbon Reduction pdf icon PDF 229 KB

The Scrutiny Committee agreed earlier in the year the topics it wished to commission reports on. One of these reports was on the relationship between the Council’s Housing function and Carbon Reduction. Malcolm Peek, Property Services Manager, will be presenting this report.

Also invited to this meeting to contribute are Councillor Diko Blackings, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing, Housing Security and Housing the Homeless, CouncillorMike Rowley, Cabinet Member for Citizen Focused Services, Stephen Clarke, Head of Housing. Stephen Gabriel, newly appointed Executive Director of Communities and People will be attending to watch.

The Panel is asked to consider the report, and NOTE it, having AGREED any necessary recommendations to Cabinet arising from it.

 

**NB This report is to follow and will be issued as a supplement.**

Additional documents:

8.

Dates of next meetings

Meetings of the Housing and Homelessness Panel are scheduled for:

 

04 November 2021

02 February 2022

04 April 2022

 

The Panel should also be aware that it is likely to be invited to participate in the Housing element of the Budget Review Group. The exact date on which this will happen has not been set, but Panel members are asked to note that the likely dates are either 06 or 10 January 2022.