Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 21st September, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room, First Floor, BCP Civic Centre Annex, St Stephen's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6LL. View directions


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To receive any apologies for absence from Councillors.


Substitute Members

To receive information on any changes in the membership of the Committee.


Note – When a member of a Committee is unable to attend a meeting of a Committee or Sub-Committee, the relevant Political Group Leader (or their nominated representative) may, by notice to the Monitoring Officer (or their nominated representative) prior to the meeting, appoint a substitute member from within the same Political Group. The contact details on the front of this agenda should be used for notifications.



Declarations of Interests

Councillors are requested to declare any interests on items included in this agenda. Please refer to the workflow on the preceding page for guidance.

Declarations received will be reported at the meeting.


Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm and sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2022.


Public Issues

To receive any public questions, statements or petitions submitted in accordance with the Constitution. Further information on the requirements for submitting these is available to view at the following link:-

The deadline for the submission of public questions is normally 4 clear working days before the meeting. However, due to the late publication of the reports relating to items 8 and 9, the deadline for the submission of questions has been extended to Friday 16 September 2022 for questions relating to these two items only.

The deadline for the submission of a statement is midday the working day before the meeting.

The deadline for the submission of a petition is 10 working days before the meeting.


Update on Bus Services within the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Area pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider a verbal update from the Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport to provide the committee with information on Yellow Busses ceasing operations and the wider impact on bus services in the area along with information on the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) Implementation report which was considered by Cabinet on 7 September.


(Please note that the original wording for this item within the published agenda referred, incorrectly to an unrelated Cabinet report and this has therefore been amended and republished for clarity)


Overview of SWEP protocol (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) pdf icon PDF 421 KB

The committee has requested a briefing with regard to SWEP and this report seeks to provide a thorough overview regarding this very important and potentially lifesaving intervention.  Starting with some background and a description of the current SWEP arrangements and triggers, the report then moves on to discuss the wider offer that is in place all year round for those verified as rough sleeping in the BCP area. 

Following some detail regarding outcomes, the report then moves on to look at the protocol review process, including that taking place this year, and underway now,  which includes benchmarking with several other Local Authorities.

Finally the importance of partnership working in this area is discussed as well as looking at financial considerations.


Bereavement Services business plan phase one update report and options appraisal for the future Poole Crematorium facility pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To provide a progress update on the delivery of Bereavement Services Business Plan 2020 - 2026.

This paper sets out an options appraisal, data and evidence for the future Poole Crematorium facility which is a non statutory service provision requirement for Local Authorities

The current provision contributes towards the Council’s income  supporting the Medium Term Financial Plan within the context of an increasingly competitive and changing market environment.

Additional documents:


Update on the Bournemouth Development Company LLP

To consider an update on the Bournemouth Development Company.


The Committee is asked to scrutinise and comment on the report and if required to make recommendations or observations as appropriate.


Cabinet members invited to attend for this item: Councillor Phil Broadhead, Portfolio holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration


Additional documents:


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider and approve the attached work plan for the Committee.


The Work Plan includes provision for a working group to support the development of the BCP Council Tree Strategy. The Committee is asked to approve the establishment of this working group which will consider a defined scope for its work at it initial meeting.

Additional documents:


Future Meeting Dates

The meeting dates for the remainder of the municipal year are as follows:


Wednesday 16 November 2022

Wednesday 1 March 2023