Worcestershire Partnership Public Services Executive Group Wednesday 24 October 2012 Meeting Notes

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Worcestershire Partnership

Public Services Executive Group

Wednesday 24
th

October 2012


Meeting
Notes

Present

Trish Haines
, Worcestershire County Council (Chair)

Alan Smith
, Worcestershire Partnership

Sarah Dugan
, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust

David Shaw
, West Mercia Police

Richard Lawrence
, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

James Longmore
, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust


Jane Pickering
, Bromsgrove & Redditch District Councils


Apologies for Absence

Kevin Dicks
, Bromsgrove &

Redditch District Councils

Penny Venables,
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Simon Hairsnape
, NHS Worcestershire

Eamonn Kelly
, NHS Worcestershire

Mark Yates
, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service


In Attendance

Peter Parkes,
Head of Property

Services, Worcestershire County Council

Mark Fenton,
Head of Estates & FM, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Jim Stobie, Head of Estate Services, Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Estate Service

Ian Edwards, Head of Asset Management, Hereford &
Worcester Fire & Rescue Service

Alan Stokes, Unit Manager, Strategic Asset Management, Worcestershire County Council



1.

Introductions

and Apologies

Apologies were received as shown above



2.

Minutes of last meeting
and matters arising

Held over until meeting
on 22
nd

November
.



3.

Capital Asset

Update


PP
gave a presentation on rationalising the public sector estate. The key points
included:



Sector needs more innovative ways to use property and land to help
deliver transformation and protect frontline services



Need a property portfolio that is customer focused and fit for the future


however a one size approach doesn’t fit all



The level of partner involvement is still unique to Worcestershire but the
successes in Wychavon have not been replicated in last 8 year
s



Co
-
location delivers benefits and opportunities but control of properties
into one body needs quality management



Discussions followed on having a 'one town' approach for every major town or
whether a 'hub and spoke' model of delivering locality based s
ervices is more
appropriate. The Group felt that a 'one town' approach is big enough to make a
difference and is workable and pragmatic however both options need to be
explored. It was commented that co
-
location should not be the end aim and
that there i
s a need to be more transformational

and better integrated services
.


Concerns were raised about
dumping property on the market and that options
for better use of land for regeneration to maximise
capital should be considered.


Discussions also included t
h
e importance of linking with
NHS
PropCo and
the
need to continue conversations with the Government Property Unit will be vital
moving forward.

Consideration was also given to the exploring further the use
of a SPV.


It was
AGREED

that
:

Capital Assets Steering Group to prioritise four towns for consideration of a 'one
town' approach and report back to a future meeting.

(
PP
)



4.

Shenstone Group and Worcestershire Partnership Board

TH
outlined the current
proposal
to formally merge the
Shenstone
Group
and the
W
P Board
.
The consequence of this would result in
the
WP
Board be
ing

closed
down and the remit and membership of the Public Services Executive Group
(PSEG)
would
need to
be amended to deal with the business side

of the
partnership
.


The Group agreed in principle to
subject to receiving
more detailed
proposals.


It was
AGREED

that
:

F
ormal proposal
s

for revised partnership structure
be
brought back to next
meeting

(
AS
)



5.

Any Other Business

No other business


Date of next meeting:
22
nd

November

2012


Meeting closed at
4.00
pm