Agenda and minutes

(Special), Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday 5 May 2021 6.30 pm

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No. Item


Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.


Reserve Members may attend meetings:-


(i)            to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)          where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)         the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)         if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no Reserve Members in attendance.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary or non pecuniary interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:


(a)          all Members of the Committee;

(b)          all other Members present.


RESOLVED:  To note that there were no declarations of interests made by Members.

Resolved Items


Appointment of Vice-Chair

To appoint (subject to confirmation of the Committee’s membership) a Vice-Chair of the Committee for the Municipal Year 2021/22.


RESOLVED:  To appoint Councillor Stephen Greek  as Vice-Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.


Establishment of Sub-Committees 2021/22

To consider the establishment of and appointment of Members to the Sub?Committees of this Committee for the Municipal Year 2021/22, including the appointment of Chairs under Committee Procedure Rule 7.2.


[NOTE 1:  Members are asked to note that subsidiary body memberships must be determined in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 and regulations made thereunder.  Therefore, whilst the Committee has to confirm the membership of its Sub-Committees to comply with the Local Government Act 1972, the actual nominations of named Councillors are decided by each Group, from within the membership of that Group.  It is not open to the Committee to seek to change or to delay the nominations duly made by a Group.  It is only if there is a failure to make a nomination or to act in due time that the Committee may seek to consider the matter further].


[NOTE 2:  The proposed membership of the Sub-Committees relevant to this Committee and the nominees proposed will follow on a supplemental agenda].

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RESOLVED:  That the Sub-Committees of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee be established for the Municipal Year 2021/22 with the memberships and Chairs detailed in Appendix I to these minutes.


Appointment of Scrutiny Leads 2021/22

To appoint the leads for the Municipal Year 2021/22.

Additional documents:


RESOLVED:  That the Scrutiny Lead Members and their areas of responsibility, as set out in Appendix II to these minutes, be agreed.