Agenda and decisions

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 18 July 2024 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Emma Faulkner / Martyn Surfleet, 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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 91 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meetings held on 12 March and 13 June 2024.


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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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Performance Monitoring Report End of year 2023 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Customer Focus


Purpose of report


To report to the committee the council’s performance position at the end of the financial year 2023-2024.


Officers recommend the committee:

1.1         To note the Council’s End of year performance report for 2023/24


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(1)      That the Council’s End of year performance report for 2023/24 be noted.


Work Programme Planning for 2024-2025 pdf icon PDF 318 KB

The Chairman, Assistant Director – Law and Governance/Monitoring Officer and the Principal Officer – Scrutiny and Democratic Lead will facilitate a discussion on work programme planning for the 2024-2025 Municipal Year.


Committee members will have the opportunity to propose subjects for consideration, and should bear in mind the five roles of scrutiny:


·         Performance Monitoring

·         Policy Development

·         Policy Review

·         Holding the Executive to Account – the latest version of the Executive Forward Plan can be viewed via the Cherwell District Council website

·         External Scrutiny


The Committee will also need to consider whether the following three working groups should continue in 2024-2025.


·         Climate Action

·         Food Insecurity

·         Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (joint group with Personnel Committee)


Officers will also give details of suggested topics by service areas, for Committee consideration.


Meeting dates have been set for the remainder of the Municipal Year and are as follows (all 6:30pm):


Tuesday 10 September

Tuesday 15 October

Tuesday 26 November

Tuesday 28 January

Tuesday 11 March




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(1)        That the Chairman and Vice-Chairman work with officers to bring forward a work programme, incorporating the topics suggested, to the next Committee meeting.

(2)        That the following working groups continue into 2024/25, with authority being delegated to the Assistant Director Law and Governance, in consultation with the Chairman and Vice-Chairman to liaise with Group Leaders regarding nominations to each group:

·             Climate Action

·             Food Insecurity

·             Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (joint group with Personnel Committee