Corporate Policy Committee - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Paul Mountford  Tel: 01270 686472 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence from Members.



Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 6th October 2022.



Public Speaking/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.24 of the Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking, set out in the Constitution, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the Committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes to speak; the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.



High Speed Rail 2 Phase 2b - Qualifying Authority and Schedule 17 Decision-Making pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consider a report which seeks to consult the Corporate Policy Committee prior to a decision being made by Full Council which seeks for the Council to become a Qualifying Authority for the construction of phase 2b of the High Speed Rail 2 (HS2).

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Communications Strategy for Residents 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To consider a report which presents the Communications Strategy for Residents 2022-25 for approval, with the results of public consultation on the draft strategy.

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Consultation and Engagement pdf icon PDF 346 KB

To report progress in delivering a co-ordinated and collaborative approach to consultation and engagement, since the previous report in July 2022.

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Workforce Strategy 2021-2025 - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To consider a report which provides an update on progress against the delivery of Cheshire East Council’s Workforce Strategy 2021-2025; an update on the Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS); and a review of the programme of activities supporting organisational culture.


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Annual Review pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To provide an update on progress against delivery of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2025.

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Financial Review Update 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 292 KB

To consider a report which provides an updated overview of the Cheshire East Council forecast outturn for the financial year 2022/23.

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Performance Report - Quarter 2 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To consider a report which provides an oversight of organisational performance for the second quarter of 2022/23 against the priorities in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2021-25.

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Strategic Risk Register Assurance Report Q2 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 370 KB

To consider a report which provides an update on the activity of the Council’s Strategic Risk Register for Quarter 2 (July – September) 2022/23. 

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Health and Safety Update 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 589 KB

To consider a report which provides a summary of accident and information data for the Council and maintained schools for the first two quarters of 2022/23 and comparative data for the same periods in the last three years.


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Domestic Taxbase 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider a report which sets out the Council tax base calculation 2023/24 for recommendation from Corporate Policy Committee to Council in December 2022.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 422 KB

To consider the Work Programme and determine any required amendments.



Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To receive the minutes of the following sub-committee meetings:


General Appeals Sub-Committee - 23rd August 2022

General Appeals Sub-Committee - 20th September 2022

General Appeals Sub-Committee - 11th October 2022

General Appeals Sub-Committee - 8th November 2022


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