Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 16 March 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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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 219 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12 January 2021.

 

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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 from the Chief Executive and senior officers.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the presentation be noted.

7.

Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report and Performance Management Framework 2021 Update pdf icon PDF 963 KB

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

 

The Head of Insight and Corporate Programmes will give a verbal update on the Performance Management Framework 2021.

 

The Committee will focus on the performance elements of the report. Members wishing to ask questions relating to finance or risk are encouraged to submit them in advance so that they can be passed on to the relevant officers for response.

 

Purpose of report

 

This report summarises the Council’s Performance, Risk and Finance monitoring position as at the end of January 2021.

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 be noted.

8.

Climate Action Update

Officers from the joint Climate Action Team will give an update presentation on work carried out to date.

 

Members may wish to read the Climate Action Framework and latest Greenhouse Gas report in advance of the meeting, which can be viewed via the Cherwell District Council website

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the presentation be noted.

9.

Consideration of the Oxford to Cambridge ARC Environment principles pdf icon PDF 380 KB

Report of Corporate Director – Communities.

 

***Please note this report will be to follow***

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the report be noted.

 

(2)       That it be agreed that Committee Members provide comments on the report to the Chairman, for reporting to Executive at their meeting on 6 April 2021.

10.

Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Report of Director – Law and Governance

 

Purpose of report

 

This report presents the draft Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for 2020/21

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1   To consider and provide feedback on the draft Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual report for 2020/21

 

1.2   To delegate authority to the Director – Law and Governance, in consultation with the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to finalise the areas highlighted in the report following the final meeting of the municipal year, prior to its submission to Council.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the draft Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report for 2020/21 be noted.

 

(2)       That authority be delegated to the Director – Law and Governance, in consultation with the Chairman of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, to finalise the areas highlighted in the report following the final meeting of the municipal year, prior to its submission to Council.

11.

Work Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Democratic and Elections Officers will go through the list of subjects raised at previous Committee meetings, to seek Committee’s views on which subjects to carry over to the new Municipal Year (appendix 1, attached).

 

The Committee to consider the indicative work programme for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year (appendix 2, attached).

 

Following queries raised at the last meeting of the Committee in relation to the consultation process for Licensing applications, the Assistant Director - Regulatory Services and Community Safety has provided an explanatory briefing note (appendix 3, attached).

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That “Management Companies” remain on the topic list for 2021/22.

 

(2)       That the indicative work programme for 2021/22 be noted.

 

(3)       That the briefing paper on Licensing Notifications to Parish/Town Councils/the role of the Licensing Committee be noted and that the Assistant Director – Regulatory Services and Community Safety be advised that the Committee recommend that parish and town councils should be advised of licensing applications which are likely to be material interest.