Ten member questions had been received. The following supplementary questions were asked:
Question 2 – Cllr Jeremy Hilton asked, following the Emergency Services Collaboration Governance Board meeting, what new schemes were being planned with the Police and Crime Commissioner to share estates?
Cllr Nigel Moor stated that he would be happy to share with scrutiny members the collaboration arrangements that had been secured. Estates was one of the big areas to look at with a feasibility study being undertaken to identify the possibility of tri-service facilities at sites such as Cirencester.
Question 4 – Cllr Jeremy Hilton asked that a more detailed report be brought to scrutiny on prevention of drowning incidents, such as initiatives to warn people of the dangers of rivers and canals.
Cllr Nigel Moor stated that he would be happy to bring a report to scrutiny.
Question 6 - Cllr Jeremy Hilton asked, with the expected Home Office inspection of the Fire and Rescue Service in Spring 2019, would the Council be looking to take advantage of an LGA Peer Review.
In response, Cllr Nigel Moor stated that this was a sensible suggestion and it was a good opportunity to consult with the LGA prior to the inspection.
Question 9 – Cllr Paul Hodgkinson stated that he had specifically asked for the total cost to the Council of the trip to China.
Cllr Mark Hawthorne explained that this question had been previously asked and that he would ask officers to direct Cllr Hodgkinson to the previously released answer which he believed was around £12,000.
Question 10 - Cllr Colin Hay referred to the ‘appalling state’ of the section of Cheltenham High Street from Rodney Road to Bath Road. He asked how much would it cost to reinstate that area of the High Street?
Cllr Vernon Smith stated that the total cost would be around £700,000 with the Council offering to put forward half the amount for the whole scheme to be delivered.