Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 12 January 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting

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

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Items
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2.

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 247 KB

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

Covid-19 Update

Verbal update by the Chief Executive.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the comprehensive verbal update be noted.

 

(2)       That a further update be scheduled for the March 2021 meeting of the Committee.

7.

Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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 October 2020.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

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

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the performance aspects of the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring report for October 2020 be noted.

8.

Business Plan 2021

Verbal update by the Head of Insight and Corporate Programmes.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the verbal update be noted.

9.

Draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Housing and Social Care Commissioning

 

Purpose of report

 

To present Cherwell’s draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 and associated Action Plan and seek comments and input from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee as part of the consultation process.

 

The Assistant Director – Housing and Social Care Commissioning will give a presentation to the Committee detailing the key headlines of the strategy.

 

The full draft strategy can be viewed via the Consultation section of the Cherwell District Council website – www.cherwell.gov.uk/have-your-say

 

Recommendations

            

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is requested to:

 

 1.1        Note and comment on the contents of the draft strategy and appendices in advance of the documents being finalised and submitted to the Executive at their 1 March 2021 meeting.

 

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the draft strategy and appendices be noted.

 

(2)       That Executive be advised the strategy should focus on Social Housing provision rather than Affordable Housing.

 

(3)       That the Executive be requested to explore the potential of housing co-operatives.

10.

(Draft) Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 362 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Regulatory Services and Community Safety.

 

Purpose of report

 

This report introduces a first draft of the revised Statement of Licensing Policy (attached as Appendix 1). It explains the reason for the review, provides a summary of the main changes to the current policy, and outlines the consultation process followed. The Scrutiny Committee is requested to provide input to the policy before it is considered by the Executive and Full Council.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To provide views on the proposed changes and suggest any additional amendments they consider necessary.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the proposed changes to the Statement of Licensing Policy be supported.

11.

Work Programme 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 110 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 further Covid-19 update at the March 2021 meeting of the Committee, the work programme be noted.