Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday 3 December 2019 6.30 pm

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

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

No. Item


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 72 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 15 October 2019.



Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.



Oxfordshire Growth Board

To receive a presentation from representatives of the Oxfordshire Growth Board.


Information on the Oxfordshire Growth Board can be found at:


Veterans, Armed Forces Covenant and Remembrance pdf icon PDF 173 KB

The Healthy Communities Manager will present a Briefing Note which will inform the Overview & Scrutiny Committee of current and future Cherwell District Council  support relating to remembrance events, veterans, and the Armed Forces Covenant.


Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Report of the Assistant Director Performance and Transformation and the Assistant Director Finance and Governance.


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 two (Appendix 2) and identify any areas for further consideration by the Executive.


Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board/Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adult Board Section 11 Review and Endorsement pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The Assistant Director Wellbeing will present a Briefing Note on the Self-assessment for Oxfordshire Safeguarding Boards.  The Assistant Director Wellbeing will provide the committee with an opportunity to note and endorse the draft Cherwell District Council Section 11 return ahead of its submission to the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board (OSCB) and Oxfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board (OSAB).


Public Art pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Assistant Director Wellbeing will give a presentation to inform members of the role of the district council in relation to public art.


A Briefing Note is attached which provides an overview of the role of the district council in relation to public art.



Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 78 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 work programme (appendix 2, attached).

Additional documents:


Urgent Business

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