Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday 7 October 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

Contact: Emma Faulkner / Lesley Farrell, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01295 221953 / 01295 221591

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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. 

 

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 1 September 2020.

 

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4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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5.

Urgent Business

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

 

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6.

Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring report pdf icon PDF 512 KB

Report of Director of Finance, and Head of Insight and Corporate Programmes

 

Purpose of report

 

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

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

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

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring report for July 2020 be noted

7.

Including Everyone - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Framework pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Report of Corporate Director for Customers and Organisational Development

 

Purpose of report

 

This paper for the Overview and Scrutiny Committee outlines the joint approach to equalities, diversity and inclusion being taken by Cherwell District Council in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council.

 

Recommendations

            

1.1      Overview and Scrutiny are recommended to:

 

a)         Comment on the draft policy document;

 

b)         Make suggestions for its associated action plan, which will be recommended to Executive for agreementby on 2 November 2020;?

 

c)          Advise on an effective performance monitoring approach for the policy. 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the draft policy document be noted

 

(2)       That digital inclusivity and community integration of non-English speakers be included in the associated action plan, which will be considered by the Executive at their meeting of 2 November 2020

8.

Constitution Review pdf icon PDF 434 KB

Report of Corporate Director – Commercial Development, Assets and Investment

 

Purpose of report

 

This report invites the Committee to consider and recommend to Full Council a set of ‘areas for further consideration’ in the Council’s Constitution as part of a focused Constitution Review.

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      to consider and endorse, as areas for further consideration, the suggestions outlined in paragraph 3 and recommend Full Council agree these areas.

 

1.2      to recommend to Full Council to agree the establishment of a politically balanced, informal cross-party working group to review proposed changes.

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

That full Council be recommended to agree:

 

(1)       the areas for further consideration outlined in paragraph 3 of the report (annexe to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book)

 

(2)       the establishment of a politically balanced, informal cross-party working group to review proposed changes

 

9.

Work Programme 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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

 

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

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That, subject to the inclusion of a Constitution Review update and Community Nature Plan at the December 2020 meeting, the indicative work programme be noted