Agenda

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 8th April, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Joel Hammond-Gant  Tel: 01270 686468 Email:  joel.hammond-gant@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Link: Meeting recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes of Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 March 2021.

 

Minutes to follow.

 

3.

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.

4.

Declaration of Party Whip

To provide an opportunity for Members to declare the existence of a party whip in relation to any item on the agenda.

5.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

A total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to make a statement(s) on any matter that falls within the remit of the Committee.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned, where there are a number of speakers.

 

Note: In order for officers to undertake any background research, it would be helpful if members of the public contacted the Scrutiny officer listed at the foot of the agenda, at least one working day before the meeting to provide brief details of the matter to be covered. 

6.

Covid-19 Update pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To consider an update on the council’s response to, and recovery from, Covid-19.

 

Report to follow.

7.

Financial Implications of the Committee System pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To consider a report on the financial implications of the incoming committee system form of governance.

8.

Review of the Council's ICT Infrastructure Spend pdf icon PDF 132 KB

9.

Refreshed Equality Objectives and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-25 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the council’s proposed refreshed Equality Objectives and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021-25, prior to consideration by Cabinet on 13 April 2021.

Additional documents:

10.

Corporate Peer Challenge pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider a report outlining progress made against the recommendations in the council’s Corporate Peer Challenge, one year on from when it was undertaken in January 2020, prior to it being considered by Cabinet on 13 April 2021.

Additional documents:

11.

Corporate Performance Scorecard - Quarter 3, 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

To consider the performance data from Corporate Services in Quarter 3, 2020/21.

Additional documents:

12.

Update from the (Best4Business) Joint Scrutiny Working Group

To receive a verbal update from the Joint Scrutiny Working Group in respect of the Best4Business Programme.

13.

Task and Finish Group Report - Members' Facilities, Accommodation and Culture pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive the final report of the Task and Finish Group set up to review Members’ Facilities, Accommodation and Culture.

Additional documents:

14.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

15.

ASDV Review

Following agreement by the committee on 30 March 2021 to defer this item to this meeting of 8 April 2021, the Chairman, in accordance with Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, agreed that this item be considered as an item of urgent business to enable the committee to review it and have the opportunity to provide advice and comments prior to consideration by Cabinet.