Agenda and decisions


Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 28 July 2022 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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Items
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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 198 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 1 June 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.

Attendance of the Leader of the Council

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Barry Wood, will attend to give an overview of work currently being undertaken by the Executive.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the overview of current Executive work be noted.

 

(2)       That an item on the activity Cherwell District Council is undertaking to support residents with the cost of living crisis be added to the work programme for the September meeting of the committee.

 

(3)       That information on the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System (‘BOB’) be circulated to all members via the Chief Executive’s weekly update. 

7.

Climate Change pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Report of Corporate Director Communities.

 

***Please note this report is ‘to follow’***

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the presentation be noted.

 

(2)       That Executive be advised that Overview and Scrutiny Committee endorse and support the ‘One Planet Living’ approach.

 

(3)       That the Carbon Management Plan be submitted to the September meeting of the committee.

 

(4)       That further updates on Climate Change work be submitted to the committee as work progresses.

8.

Strategic Partnership with Oxfordshire County Council - Decoupling pdf icon PDF 370 KB

The Chief Operating Officer will give a presentation on progress of decoupling and the next steps.

 

Full Council considered a report on 18 July 2022 regarding disbanding of Joint Shared Services and Personnel Committee and Joint Appeals Panel, this is attached for reference as it provides useful background information.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That having given due consideration, the presentation be noted.

9.

Working Groups 2022-23 - approval of scoping documents pdf icon PDF 205 KB

The Parish Engagement and Member Education and Training working groups will be continuing their work during 2022-23.

 

The scoping document for each group has been updated to reflect work that will take place this year. Once approved, these will act as the terms of reference for each working group.

 

Members are in the process of being appointed to each working group, and meeting dates will be arranged once the membership of each group is confirmed.  

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1      To approve the Parish Engagement scoping document.

 

1.2      To approve the Member Education and Training scoping document.

 

1.3      To delegate authority to the Assistant Director Law, Governance and Democratic Services (interim), in consultation with the working group Chairman, to make minor amendments to the scoping documents.

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That the Parish Engagement scoping document be approved.

 

(2)       That the Member Education and Training scoping document be approved.

 

(3)       That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director Law, Governance and Democratic Services (interim), in consultation with the working group chairmen, to make minor amendments to the scoping documents.

10.

Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 298 KB

There are two documents for the Committee to consider:

 

Appendix 1 – work programme for 2022-23 (to follow).

Appendix 2 – update on items previously considered.

 

Feedback is currently being gathered from relevant officers, including proposed submission dates to committee, regarding the subjects raised at the informal work programme session that took place on 30 June 2022. An updated work programme will be published prior to the meeting.

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1          To consider and agree the work programme 2022-23 (to follow).

 

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

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Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)       That subject to the inclusion of the following items for the 6 September meeting; Carbon Management Plan and cost of living response; and the Playing Pitch Strategy being moved from November to October, the indicative work programme be noted.

 

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