Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 29 November 2022 6.30 pm

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

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

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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

The previous meeting of the Committee was a Special Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 22 November 2022, the day after the publication of the agenda for this meeting. The Minutes of the 22 November 2022 meeting will be submitted to the Special Overview and Scrutiny Committee being held on Monday 12 December 2022.

 

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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.

October 2022 Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 694 KB

Report of Assistant Director - Customer Focus

 

Purpose of report

 

To give the Committee an update on the council’s progress towards delivering its Business Plan priorities for 2022/23 up to October 2022.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To note the monthly Performance Report for October 2022 and provide any comments for the Executive Committee to consider on the 5December meeting.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration,  the monthly Performance Report for October 2022 be noted and the following comments be provided to Executive to consider at their 5December meeting:

·         Consideration would need to be given to the target “Number of households in Temporary Accommodation”  in 2023/34 noting that reducing the target may have financial implications

 

7.

Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Report of Assistant Director - Customer Focus

 

Purpose of report

 

To seek the Committee’s views on the approach officers are proposing for the council’s EDI action plan and a councillor EDI working group.

 

Recommendations

            

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To considers the approach being proposed for the council’s Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan and councillor working group and provides comments on both.

 

1.2          To review the draft action plans for Inclusive Communities and Inclusive Services and provides comments for the Executive Committee to consider at its February meeting.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, the approach being proposed for the council’s Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan and councillor working group be endorsed.

 

(2)          That, having reviewed the draft action plans for Inclusive Communities and Inclusive Services, no specific comments be provided to the Executive to consider at its February meeting.

8.

Food Action Plan

The Assistant Director  Wellbeing & Housing will present details of the Cherwell District Council Food Plan.

 

CDC was required to produce a local food plan following endorsement of the Oxfordshire Food Strategy by Executive at their meeting in June 2022. The Food Insecurity Working Group have assisted officers in production of the plan.

 

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To consider the update and comment on progress so far.

 

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the update and progress to date be noted.

9.

Safeguarding Annual Audit

The Assistant Director Wellbeing & Housing and the Safeguarding Officer will give a presentation detailing the annual Safeguarding Audit.

 

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1   To consider and endorse the audit prior to its submission to Oxfordshire County Council.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, having given due consideration, the Safeguarding Annual Audit be endorsed prior to its submission to Oxfordshire County Council.

 

(2)          That the importance of Members completing Safeguarding training be noted and the Safeguarding Officer and Democratic and Elections Officers be requested to liaise with Group Leaders regarding Members who have not completed Safeguarding training.

10.

Working Groups Update pdf icon PDF 134 KB

A written update on work undertaken so far by the Food Insecurity and Climate Action working groups.

 

Both groups are scheduled to meet between before Overview & Scrutiny on 29 November, further updates will be given at the meeting.

 

Recommendation

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To consider and comment on the work undertaken to date.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That the Climate Action Working Group update be noted.

11.

Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

There are two documents for the Committee to consider:

 

Appendix 1 – indicative work programme 2022/23.

Appendix 2 – update on items previously considered.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To consider and agree the indicative work programme 2022/23

 

1.2          To consider and comment on the items previously considered by the Committee.  

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)          That, subject to the change of date from 12 December 2022 to Wednesday 11 January 2023 of the Extraordinary Overview and Scrutiny Committee meeting to consider the draft Local Plan, the Work Plan be noted.  

 

(2)          That the update on items previously considered by the Committee be noted.