Agenda

Housing and Wellbeing Committee - Wednesday 25th January 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Arun Civic Centre, Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, BN17 5LF. View directions

Contact: Carley Lavender 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and Officers are invited to make any declaration of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on this agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the items or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and Officers should make their declaration by stating:

 

a)             the item they have the interest in

b)             whether it is a pecuniary/personal interest and/or prejudicial interest

c)             the nature of the interest

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

The Committee will be asked to approve as a correct record the minutes of the Housing and Wellbeing Services Committee held on 6 December 2022.

4.

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING IS OF THE OPINION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY BY REASON OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

5.

Public Question Time

To receive questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes).

6.

Artswork Project Update pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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7.

Sussex Police Precept pdf icon PDF 88 KB

The Sussex Police and Crime Panel are meeting on the 27 January 2023 to consider the Sussex Police Precept for 2023 – 24.  This report provides the opportunity for Committee Members to express their views on the proposed precept. 

 

8.

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan (HRABP) pdf icon PDF 179 KB

This report provides the annual update on the baseline position for the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan projections. The HRA Business Plan forecasts income, expenditure, investment and borrowing in respect of council housing stock over a 30-year period.

 

9.

Committee General Fund Revenue and Capital Budgets and Housing Revenue Account Budgets 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 168 KB

The purpose of the report is for this Committee to consider and recommend its revenue budget for inclusion in the 2023/24 revenue budget, which will be submitted to the Policy and Finance Committee on 9 February 2023.

10.

Arun Wellbeing Programme Update pdf icon PDF 760 KB

The West Sussex Wellbeing Programme is a partnership between West Sussex County Council Public Health Department and the seven District and Borough Councils of West Sussex. Since 2009, Arun District Council has delivered a prevention and wellbeing service (Arun Wellbeing) which provides a service that focuses on addressing local health inequalities. The Council entered into a new 5-year agreement with West Sussex Public Health from April 2022 and this report outlines progress in the first 6 months of year one. 

 

11.

PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER (ASB) pdf icon PDF 105 KB

The Council’s Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in relation to anti-social behaviour will expire at the end of March 2023.  This report sets out the options available to the Council in respect of this Order.

 

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12.

Home Energy Advisor Role pdf icon PDF 134 KB

At an Extraordinary meeting of the Housing and Wellbeing Committee held on 3 November 2022, members recommended to Policy and Finance Committee, also held on the same day, the approval of a virement of £180,000 to fund certain cost of living crisis initiatives detailed within the report and if there were any monies outstanding that it came back to the Housing and Wellbeing Committee for a decision on spending. This report is requesting to agree the use of the £40,000 unallocated budget for cost-of-living initiatives.

 

13.

Housing Ombudsman Complaint Handling Code & Self-Assessment pdf icon PDF 114 KB

This report is to present the results of our self-assessment against the Housing Ombudsman’s complaint handling code.

 

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14.

Quarter 3 Key Performance Indicators Report pdf icon PDF 99 KB

This report sets out the performance of the Key Performance indicators at Quarter 3 for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 December 2022.

 

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15.

Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for April 2023- March 2024 (Year 11) pdf icon PDF 102 KB

The purpose of this report is to update Members on the Working Age Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme (LCTRS) for 2022/23 and to consider options for the scheme for 2023/24 (Year11).

 

Outside Bodies - Feedback from meetings

There have been no update reports submitted ahead of the meeting.

16.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

For information only.

17.

Exempt Information

The Committee is asked to consider passing the following resolution: -

 

          That under Section 100a (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and accredited representatives of newspapers be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act by virtue of the paragraph specified against the item.

 

18.

Housing Benefit Over Payments

This report seeks Members’ approval to write off outstanding council tax Housing Benefit Overpayments where the total debt is over £5,000 and requires committee authorisation.

 

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19.

Council Tax Insolvency

This report seeks Members’ approval to write off outstanding council tax charges which are subject to insolvency action and the total debt is over £5,000 and requires committee authorisation.

 

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