Agenda and minutes

Shared Services Joint Committee - Wednesday 20th September, 2023 2.00 pm

Venue: The Jeffrey Room, The Guildhall, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Contact: Louise Tyers  01832 742198

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Apologies for non-attendance


Resolved to note that apologies for absence were received from Councillors Helen Harrison and Jason Smithers.



Members' Declarations of Interests


Resolved to note that there were no declarations made.


Notifications of requests to address the meeting


Resolved to note there were none received.


Minutes of the meeting of the Shared Services Joint Committee held on 16 August 2023 pdf icon PDF 125 KB


Resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 August 2023 were received and approved as an accurate record.


Chair's Announcements


Resolved to note there were no announcements by the chair.


Inter Authority Agreement - 2023/24 Quarter 1 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Presented By: Guy Holloway (NNC) and Sarah Reed (WNC)

Additional documents:


The circulated join report of Sarah Reed, Executive Director – Corporate, WNC, and Guy Holloway, Assistant Chief Executive, NNC was received to provide the joint committee with the quarter one performance report for services delivered via the inter-authority agreement (IAA) arrangements for the period April to June 2023.


During quarter 1 the following services had been disaggregated and would no longer be included within the reporting process.


·         Information, Advice and Support Serviced for SEND;

·         Personal Budget Support Service (PBSS);

·         Shared Lives;

·         Learning and Development (partially disaggregated).


Performance Indicators were included for nine services provided by NNC to WNC, as follows:


·         Approved Mental Health Providers

·         Digital Infrastructure

·         Household Waste Recycling Centres;

·         Learning and Development;

·         Minerals and Waste Planning;

·         Northamptonshire Archaeological Resource Centre;

·         The Virtual School;

·         Public Health Intelligence and

·         Adult Learning.


along with five services provided by WNC to NNC included:


·         Archives and Heritage including Historic Environment Records and portable antiquities scheme

·         Assistive Technology

·         Library Support Services

·         Streetlighting

·         Visual Impairment.


The performance report was appended with reference being made to page 15 and KPI AMHP4 where a professional social worker being in post was awaited. Reference was also made to page 17 and the update on the digital infrastructure where progress was positive with full fibre coverage of 86% with gigabit capable broadband of 90%. With coverage in West Northamptonshire being the 19th highest in the country.


It was also concerned that some additional performance indicators were being discussed between officers for inclusion in the next monitoring report.


Members welcomed the report and positive performance contained therein.


Resolved that the quarter 1 performance report, as detailed in Appendix A, be noted.



Close of Meeting


The chair thanked members and officers for their attendance and closed the meeting at 2.09pm.





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