Agenda and decisions

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday 24 January 2023 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Emma Faulkner, Democratic and Elections  Email:, 01295 221534


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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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The previous meeting of the Committee was a Special Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 11 January 2023, 5 days before the publication of the agenda for this meeting. The Minutes of the 11 January 2023 meeting will be submitted to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee being held on Tuesday 14 March 2023.

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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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Attendance of Thames Valley Police Chief Constable and Police Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Matthew Barber, and the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, John Campbell, will be in attendance virtually to address the Committee. Members will then have an opportunity to ask questions, please submit questions in advance of the meeting to the Democratic and Elections Team.


All Members of the Council are invited to attend the meeting for this item

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Integrated Care Partnership Strategy

The Assistant Director Wellbeing & Housing will give a presentation detailing the new strategy proposed by the Integrated Care Partnership to enable Cherwell District Council to formally respond to their consultation.




The meeting is recommended:


1.1       To consider and comment on the presentation to enable a formal response to the Integrated Care Partnership.

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(1)      That the following points raised by the Assistant Director Wellbeing & Housing be endorsed to form the basis of Cherwell District Council’s consultation response:

·      Monitoring and evaluation/measurement of objectives

·      More focus on activity

·      Reference to infrastructure for health and housing

·      Improved focus on good parenting

·      Reference to dying well

·      Improving transitions

·      More reference to partnership working and system resources



December 2022 Performance Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 595 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 December 2022.




Officers recommend the committee:


1.1       To note the monthly Performance Report for December 2022 and provide any comments for the Executive Committee to consider on the 6 February 2023 meeting.

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(1)      That, having given due consideration, the monthly Performance Report for December 2022 be noted and no comments be passed to the Executive for consideration at their 6 February meeting.


Working Groups Update pdf icon PDF 208 KB

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




The meeting is recommended:


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

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(1)      That the Working Group updates be noted.


Work Programme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

There are two documents for the Committee to consider:


Appendix 1 – indicative work programme 2022/23.

Appendix 2 – update on items previously considered.




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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(1)      That the Work Plan be noted.


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