Overview and Scrutiny Commission - Wednesday, 12 August 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Online only

Contact: Kirsty Hunt  01344 353108

Link: This meeting will be held online


Note No. Item



Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute Members.



Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission held on 9 July 2020.



Declarations of Interest and Party Whip

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests and the nature of that interest, including the existence and nature of the party whip, in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an Affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.



Urgent Items of Business

Any other items which, pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, the Chairman decides are urgent.


Public Participation

To receive submissions from members of the public which have been submitted in advance in accordance with the Council’s Public Participation Scheme for Overview and Scrutiny.


Council's response to Covid-19 pandemic pdf icon PDF 964 KB

The Commission has asked for further information about the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic:

·       Andrew Hunter, Director: Planning, Place and Regeneration will be attending to discuss the Council’s proposed Renewal Strategy; and

·       Stuart McKellar, Director of Resources will be attending to discuss the severe pressures and risks on the Council’s budget.


Members of the Commission will be able to provide input into the proposals as well as seek clarification on the measures being taken.

Additional documents:

Date of next meeting

Following the close of the meeting the Commission to continue discussions on the Overview and Scrutiny work programme in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The next Overview and Scrutiny Commission meeting is scheduled for 15 September 2020. The focus of the meeting will be the Council’s budget to date.