Agendas, reports and minutes
Date: Monday, 29 May 2023
Agenda: Read the Agenda
A meeting of the Caithness Committee will take place remotely on Monday 29 May 2023 at 10.00am.
You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.
Head of Corporate Governance
1. Apologies for Absence
2. Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time. Advice may be sought from officers prior to the meeting taking place.
There are circulated for noting Minutes of the Caithness Committee held on 6 February 2023 which were approved by the Council on 9 March 2022.
4. Thurso High School - Update
Àrd-Sgoil Inbhir Theòrsa – Cunntas às Ùr
Members will be provided with a briefing on this item.
5. Caithness Area Housing Allocations
Riarachaidhean Thaighean Sgìre Ghallaibh
There is circulated Report No CC/08/23 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property.
The Committee is invited to:-
i. note the unique housing allocation system used within Caithness and the challenges that exist in allocating properties within the area; and
ii. approve the amendment to the suspension rule for housing applicants within Caithness. Applicants who refuse one reasonable offer of housing will have their housing application suspended for 6 months. Currently, this suspension only takes place after an applicant refuses two reasonable offers of housing. PP.9-12
6. Housing Performance Report – 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023
Aithisg Dèanadais a thaobh Taigheadais – 1 Giblean 2022 gu 31 Màrt 2023
There is circulated Report No CC/09/23 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property.
The Committee is invited to scrutinise the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. PP.13-17
7.Focus North Partnership - Update
Com-pàirteachas Fòcas a’ Chinn a Tuath – Cunntas às Ùr
There will be a short presentation by Peter Faccenda, Focus North Partnership Manager. A briefing paper is circulated in connection with this item.
8. Education HMI Update - Caithness
Cunntas às Ùr mu Fhoghlam Luchd-sgrùdaidh an Rìgh – Gallaibh
There is circulated Report No. CC/10/23 by the Executive Chief Officer Education and Learning.
The Committee is invited to note the key strengths and next steps for Wick High School as reported by Education Scotland on 21 March 2023 PP.38-76
9. My Future, My Success
M’ Àm ri Teachd, Mo Shoirbheachas
There is circulated Report No. CC/11/23 by the Executive Chief Officer Education and Learning.
There will be a short presentation from a mentee and mentor on this item.
The Committee is invited to:-
i. congratulate the progress made on My Future, My Success on the difference they have made;
ii. thank the MFMS Mentors from the local community; and
iii. acknowledge and celebrate the young people on future destinations.
10. Community Asset Transfers
Gluasadan So-mhaoin Coimhearsnachd
There will follow Report No. CC/12/23 by the Head of Community Support and Engagement.
11. Ward Discretionary Awards
Duaisean fo Ùghdarras Uàird
There will follow information on Ward Discretionary Awards.
- 3. Minutes Report, 151.85 KB
- 4. Thurso High School Update Report, 139.06 KB
- 5. Caithness Area Housing Allocations Report, 265.3 KB
- 6. Housing Performance Report – 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 Report, 256.86 KB
- 8. Education HMI Update - Caithness Report, 139.75 KB
- 9. My Future, My Success Report, 168.71 KB
- 10. Community Asset Transfers Report, 176.05 KB