Members are reminded that they should declare any personal and/or prejudicial interests at this point and that they should leave the meeting before any item, in which they have a prejudicial interest, is discussed.
Fire and Rescue Authority - 16 December 2009
Please note that details of complaints made about, and compliments received by, Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service are available at every meeting of the Fire Authority for Members to peruse. Please ask either Lynn Ince or Sharon Lloyd if you would like to look at them.
01. Apologies for Absence
02. Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to agree the minutes of the Fire Authority meeting, held on 14 October 2009, and that they be signed by the Chair as a correct record.For decision
04. Public Questions
To receive any questions, statements or petitions, of which notice has been received, from members of the public.
05. Local Government Act 1972
Members are asked to consider a resolution under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 that the public be excluded from the meeting for the items 6, 7 and 8 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined by the provisions of Part I of Schedule 12(A) to the Act, by virtue of Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4.
06. Voice/Data Communications, Command and Control Systems Refresh
This report endeavours to set out, in a non-technical manner, the current and growing difficulties facing the Fire Authority and Service in respect of existing radio voice / data communications systems and the associated obsolescent
Command and Control equipment.
07. Brigade Managers' Employment Panel – Exempt Minutes
Members are asked to receive and note the exempt minutes of the Brigade Managers' Employment Panel meeting, held on 23 November 2009.
08. Audit and Performance Management Committee Exempt Minutes
Members are asked to receive and note the exempt minutes of the Audit and Performance Management Committee meeting, held on 26 November 2009.
09a. Standards Committee
Members are asked to receive the minutes of the Standards Committee meeting, held on 26 October 2009, attached marked 9a, and to consider, and decide upon, the recommendations at item 11 b) bullet point 3.For decision
09b. Annual Report of the Standards Committee
This report advises of the work carried out by the Fire Authority's Standards Committee during the municipal year 2008 / 2009.For information
10. Strategy and Resources Committee
Members are asked to receive the minutes of the Strategy and Resources Committee meeting, held on 12 November 2009, attached marked 10, and to consider, and decide upon, the recommendations at item 7. For decision.
Please note that the reports considered by the Committee at item 5 (2010/11 and Later Years Revenue and Capital Budgets) are contained within the green booklet (attached as an appendix to Report 16 - 2009/10 and Later Years Budget Summary) and will form the basis of discussion at item 16 on this agenda.For decision
11. Brigade Managers' Employment Panel
Members are asked to receive and note the non-exempt minutes of the Brigade Managers' Employment Panel meeting, held on 23 November 2009.For information
12. Audit and Performance Management Committee
Members are asked to receive the non-exempt minutes of the Audit and Performance Management Committee meeting, held on 26 November 2009, attached marked 12, and consider, and decide upon, the recommendations at item 5, relating to Role Descriptions. The Role descriptions for the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee and for the Member Champion for Risk Management and Audit are attached marked 12a, 12b and 12c respectively.For decision
13. Members' Roles and Remuneration
This report outlines the changes in roles of various Members of the Fire Authority, and specifically those of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Integrated Risk Management Planning Working Group, in recent years. It advises of the
outcome of the review of Members' allowances, conducted by the Independent Panel, and asks the Fire Authority to consider and decide upon the recommendations put forward by the Panel. The report also asks the Fire Authority to consider and decide whether a third person be invited to join the Independent Panel. Finally, the report asks the Fire Authority to agree the 2010/11 Scheme for the Payment of Members' Allowances.For decision
14. Integrated Risk Management Plan Consultation Results
This report advises of the outcome of an extensive, three-month consultation on the Fire Authority's Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) Proposed Actions document for 2010/11, and seeks approval for changes to these proposals as recommended by the IRMP Members' Working Group, as result
of consultation feedback. In addition, the report seeks approval for the Strategic Risk and Planning Working Group to progress the 2010/11 IRMP process to the implementation phase.IMPORTANT NOTICE: Shropshire & Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority are aware of several technical omissions from the documents attached to this agenda item. The nature of these omissions may have the potential to affect any decision pertaining to this item and therefore action is being taken to rectify the situation.For decision
15. New Dimension Asset Transfer
This report summarise the Authority's current position over the transfer of New Dimension assets from the Department for Communities and Local Government to local Fire and Rescue Services, including assets to this Authority.For decision
16. 2010/11 and Later Years Budget Summary
This report summarises the budgets that are proposed by the Strategy and Resources Committee. These are updated for subsequent events. The results are put forward to the Fire Authority for approval as the basis for consultation, leading to a final decision at the Fire Authority meeting on 10 February 2010.For decision
17. Financial Contingency ('What If') Planning for 2010/11
This report sets before Members the results of the 2010/11 planning meetings as they applied to 'what if' financial planning.For decision
18. Comprehensive Area Assessment 2009 Results (Embargoed until 9 December 2009)
This report informs Members of the recently issued results arising from the 2009 Comprehensive Area Assessment regime. As the results are embargoed by the Government until 9 December, this report will follow marked 18. For information.For information
19. European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo da Vinci)
This report acts as a summary report regarding the Leonardo Staff Exchange Programme 2009, and seeks Member endorsement of proposals for a further submission for European Commission (EC) funding to support a new programme for 2010.For decision
20. Member Champion Presentation
Dr Jean Jones will give a presentation on her work this year as the Member Champion for Risk Management and Audit. For information.For information
Definitions of Exempt Information
- Paragraph 1
- Information relating to any individual
- Paragraph 2
- Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual
- Paragraph 3
- Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information)
- Paragraph 4
- Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.
- Paragraph 5
- Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.
- Paragraph 6
- Information which reveals that the authority proposes:
(a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or
(b) to make an order or direction under any enactment.
- Paragraph 7
- Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.