Agenda and draft minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 1st September, 2022 6.45 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Town Hall, Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7QF

Contact: Democratic Services  01768 817817

Items
No. Item

OS/10/09/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Holden, with Councillor Eyles deputising, Councillor Raine and Councillor Banks.

OS/11/09/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interest, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

OS/12/09/22

Minutes

To sign the minutes OS/01/07/22 to OS/09/07/22 of the meeting of this Committee held on 7 July 2022 as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated). 

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Burgin

Seconded by Councillor Briggs

 

and RESOLVED that minutes OS/01/07/22 to OS/09/07/22 of the meeting of this Committee held on 7 July 2022 be confirmed and signed as a correct record of those proceedings.

OS/13/09/22

Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme and Cabinet Work Programme 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To review the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23.  The report also invites, as a continuous option, suggestions for possible agenda items from all non-Executive Members.

 

To note the Cabinet Work programme and consider any items which might benefit from the input of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to the Cabinet making a decision.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

1.     It is recommended that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-2023 be noted and any revisions be agreed.

 

2.     It is recommended that the Cabinet Work Programme be noted, and any decisions to scrutinise items contained therein be made.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DoR66/22 of the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee which sought to review the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-23. The report also invites, as a continuous option, suggestions for possible agenda items from all non-Executive Members.

 

And to note the Cabinet Work programme and consider any items which might benefit from the input of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to the Cabinet making a decision.

 

The Chair explained that the Communities Portfolio holder was unable to attend this meeting to be involved in the Portfolio Holder Question and Answer Session. She would be attending a later meeting of the Committee. The Chair also clarified that at the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 12 January the Westmorland and Furness Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Communities and Localities had been invited to be in attendance at this meeting.

 

A member queried at pack page 15 why there was reference to 2021/2022.

 

The Democratic Services Officer clarified that it was a typographical error in the report and it would be amended on subsequent reports.

 

A member asked which Committee would be most suited for a discussion in relation to the current energy crisis.

 

The Deputy Chief Executive clarified that the role of Overview and Scrutiny Committee was to develop policy or scrutinise actions of the Cabinet, as such a discussion like this wasn’t suited to Overview and Scrutiny. He explained that he believed a Motion on Notice at Full Council would be the most appropriate place to field this.

 

Proposed by Councillor Eyles

Seconded by Councillor Smith

 

andRESOLVED that:

 

1.     the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s work programme for the remainder of the municipal year 2022-2023 be noted and any revisions be agreed;

 

2.     and that the Cabinet Work Programme be noted, and any decisions to scrutinise items contained therein be made.

 

OS/14/09/22

Any Other Items which the Chair decides are urgent

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

OS/15/09/22

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of this Committee be confirmed as 6 October 2022.  

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting was confirmed as being the 6 of October.