Virtual, Strategic Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 19th November 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

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Strategic Scrutiny Committee held on 24 September 2020.



Declaration 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 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 items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act."


Questions from Members of the Public Under Standing Order 19

To receive questions relating to items on the Agenda from members of the public and responses thereto.


Details of questions should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support by 10.00am at least three working days prior to the meeting. For this meeting, questions must be submitted by 10am by Monday 16 November 2020.

Further information about speaking at a committee can be found here: Speaking at a Committee




Presentation on Covid-19 by Portfolio Holders and Questions from Members and Answers on Covid Recovery pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Briefing notes attached from the respective Portfolio Holders.


Leader – Councillor Bialyk

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder – Net Zero Exeter 2030 Councillor Rachel Sutton

Portfolio Holder - Transformation & Environment Councillor Bob Foale

Portfolio Holder  - City Development – Councillor Emma Morse


Details of questions from Members relating to the Portfolios above on Covid-19 issues only, with a particular emphasis on the focus on recovery should be notified to the Corporate Manager Democratic and Civic Support by 10.00am the Monday before the meeting – 16 November 2020.


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