Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 30 November 2021 6.30 pm

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

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 228 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2021.

 

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4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

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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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Monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring pdf icon PDF 885 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 positions as at the end of September 2021/Quarter 2. The Committee is responsible for reviewing the performance aspects of the report.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To note the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance MonitoringReport

 

1.2      Tonote theQuarter 2Climate ActionPlan andEqualities, Diversityand Inclusion Action plan progressupdates

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the monthly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

 

(2)       That the Quarter 2 Climate Action Plan and Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Action plan progress updates be noted.

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Climate Action Programme Update pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report of Director for Environment and Place

 

Purpose of report

 

To update the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the progress in delivering the Climate Action Programme and the reduction in the council’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2020/21.

 

Recommendations       

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To note the progress and next steps in the Climate Action Programme.

 

1.2          To note the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report for 2020/21 (Appendix 1).

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the progress and next steps in the Climate Action Programme be noted.

 

(2)       That the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report for 2020/21 be noted.  

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2020-2022 Community Nature Plan Progress Update pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Wellbeing

 

Purpose of report

 

To provide a progress update for the 2020-2022 Community Nature Plan and its approach to addressing the Council’s statutory biodiversity duty.

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To note the 2020-2022 Community Nature Plan progress report and its approach to addressing the Council’s statutory biodiversity duty

 

1.2    To recognise the essential role of key partners in the delivery of the Community Nature Plan

 

1.2          To note that the development of the 2022-2024 Community Nature Plan (CNP) will include an all-member seminar in 2022 involving planners, as requested by O&S in December 2020. The implications of the provisions of the Environment Act will be taken into account in this next iteration of the CNP

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the 2020-2022 Community Nature Plan progress report and its approach to addressing the Council’s statutory biodiversity be noted.

 

(2)       That the essential role of key partners in the delivery of the Community Nature Plan be recognised.

 

(3)       That it be noted that the development of the 2022-2024 Community Nature Plan (CNP) will include an all-member seminar in 2022 involving planners, as requested by Overview & Scrutiny in December 2020, and it be noted that the implications of the Environment Act will be taken into account in this next iteration of the CNP.

9.

Safeguarding Self-Assessment Audit

Presentation from the Assistant Director – Wellbeing on the Safeguarding Self-Assessment Audit for 2021.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the presentation be noted.

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Work Programme 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 201 KB

There are five documents for the Committee to consider:

 

·       Appendix 1 – Parish Working Group scoping document (Terms of Reference for the review)

·       Appendix 2 – Proposed Terms of Reference for the Constitution Review Working Group

·       Appendix 3 – Work Programme for 2021-2022

·       Appendix 4 – Topic list update

·       Appendix 5 – Update on items previously submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To approve the Parish Working Group scoping document (appendix 1).

 

1.2          To approve the Constitution Review Working Group terms of Reference (appendix 2).

 

1.3          To note the work programme update (appendix 3).

 

1.4          To note the update on topics previously suggested for review (appendix 4).

 

1.5          To note the update on items previously submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That, subject to the inclusion of Councillors Hallchurch, Mallon and Williams in the group membership, the Parish Working Group scoping document be approved.

 

(2)       That the Constitution Review Working Group Terms of Reference be approved.

 

(3)       That the work programme update be noted.

 

(4)       That the update on topics previously suggested for review be noted and it be agreed to remove Teenage Mental Health from the topic list.

 

(5)       That the update on items previously submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee be noted.