Overview and Scrutiny
Monday, 16th December, 2019 6.30 pm, NEW

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: J Bayley  Democratic Services Officer

No. Item


Apologies and named substitutes


Declarations of interest and of Party Whip

To invite Councillors to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and / or Other Disclosable Interests they may have in items on the agenda, and to confirm the nature of those interests, and any Party Whip.


Public Speaking

To invite members of the public who have registered in advance of the meeting to speak to the Committee.



Pre-decision Scrutiny Housing / Housing Revenue Account Strategic Improvement Plan Progress Report

Report to follow.


Pre-decision Scrutiny - Redditch Council Plan

Report to follow.


Pre-decision Scrutiny - Review of the One Stop Shops

Report to follow.


Pre-decision Scrutiny - Fees and Charges 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Report to follow.


Members are asked to note that at a meeting held on 2nd December 2019 the Budget Scrutiny Working Group have made Recommendations in relation to the Fees and Charges report which will need to be considered under this item.  An extract from the notes of the group’s meeting, which provides further background information in respect of this matter, has been attached for Members’ consideration.


Executive Committee Minutes and Scrutiny of the Executive Committee's Work Programme - Selecting Items for Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 84 KB

There has been no Executive meeting since the last meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and therefore there are no minutes to consider. The Executive Work Programme is attached for Members consideration.


Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 63 KB


Task Groups, Short Sharp Reviews and Working Groups - Update Reports

a)        Budget Scrutiny Working Group – Chair, Councillor Wheeler


b)        Parking Enforcement Task Group – Chair, Councillor Mark Shurmer


c)         Performance Scrutiny Working Group – Chair, Andrew Fry


d)        Suicide Prevention Scrutiny Task Group – Chair, Councillor Debbie Chance


External Scrutiny Bodies - Update Reports


a)        West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Council representative, Councillor Chalk; and


b)        Worcestershire Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) – Council representative, Councillor Chalk.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

Should it be necessary, in the opinion of the Chief Executive, during the course of the meeting to consider excluding the public from the meeting on the grounds that exempt information is likely to be divulged, it may be necessary to move the following resolution:

“That, under S.100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following matter(s) on the grounds that it/they involve(s) the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs (to be specified) of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) of the said Act”.


These paragraphs are as follows:

Subject to the “public interest” test, information relating to:

·         Para 1 – any individual;

·         Para 2 – the identity of any individual;

·         Para 3 – financial or business affairs;

·         Para 4 – labour relations matters;

·         Para 5 – legal professional privilege;

·         Para 6   a notice, order or direction;

·         Para 7 – the prevention, investigation or

                     prosecution of crime;

                     and may need to be considered as ‘exempt’.