MEETING NOT TAKING PLACE, Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 17 March 2020 6.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

Contact: Emma Faulkner / Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email:, 01295 221953 / 01295 221591

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Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting. 



Minutes pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 30 January 2020.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.



Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any item of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.



Digital Connectivity in Cherwell pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Craig Bowers, Digital Programme Manager at Oxfordshire County Council, will give a short presentation on Digital Connectivity in Cherwell.


A briefing note and appendices are attached for information.

Additional documents:


Housing Strategy Progress Report pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Report of Assistant Director: Housing and Social Care Commissioning


Purpose of report


To report back on progress in implementing the Council’s Housing Strategy 2019-2024 and to gain Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s input to the draft action plan for 2020/21.




The Committee is requested to:


1.1         Note and comment on the contents of this report and appendices in advance of the Strategy Action Plan 2020/21 being finalised and implemented from 1st April 2020.


Additional documents:


Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - December 2019 pdf icon PDF 675 KB

Report of Head of Insight and Corporate Programmes and Assistant Director: Finance


Purpose of report


This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of each month.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1         To note the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report.


1.2         To note that the Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report is considered by Executive on a monthly basis.


1.3         To review and comment on the performance update for end of quarter three (Appendix 2) and identify any areas for further consideration by the Executive

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Climate Change

A presentation from the Assistant Director: Environmental Services to provide an update on the emerging Climate Change Strategy.


Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Report of Director – Law and Governance


Purpose of report


This report presents the draft Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report for 2019/20. 




The meeting is recommended:


1.1          To consider the draft Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual report 2019/20


1.2         To delegate authority to the Director – Law and Governance/Monitoring Officer, in consultation with the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to finalise the areas highlighted in the report prior to its submission to Council.


Additional documents:


Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Councillors Chris Heath and Douglas Webb will feedback on the trip to the Casepak Materials Recovery Facility in Leicester.


Democratic and Elections Officers will give an update on progress regarding subjects raised at previous Committee meeting (appendix 1, attached).


The Committee to consider the work programme (appendix 2, attached).

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