Virtual, Strategic Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 2nd July 2020 5.30 pm

Venue: Legislation has been passed that allows Council's to conduct Committee meetings remotely.

Contact: Sharon Sissons, Democratic Services Officer  Tel: 01392 265115 or email

Note: The deadline for questions to be submitted to the Strategic Scrutiny is 10am on Monday 29 June 2020 

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 190 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Strategic Scrutiny Committee held on 16 January and 12 March 2020.


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Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.




Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public

It is considered that the Committee would be unlikely to exclude the press and public during the consideration of any of the items on this agenda but, if it should wish to do so, then the following resolution should be passed:-


“RESOLVED that, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the particular item(s) of business on the grounds that it (they) involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.”




Questions from Members of the Public Under Standing Order 19

For a period of six months, all questions submitted to Scrutiny must only relate to Covid-19 matters.


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Questions must be submitted by 10am three working days before the meeting.  For example, if the meeting is being held on a Thursday, questions must be submitted by 10am on the Monday prior to the meeting.


Presentation on Covid-19 by Portfolio Holders and Questions from Members and Answers pdf icon PDF 383 KB

Portfolio Holder briefing notes


Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Physical Activity – Councillor Pearson


Portfolio Holder for Support Services and Procurement – Councillor Wood


Details of questions from Members relating to the two Portfolios above on Covid-19 issues only should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support by 10.00am the Monday before the meeting – 29 June 2020.




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