Overview and Scrutiny
Thursday, 9th January, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Town Hall. View directions

Contact: J Bayley  Democratic Services Officer

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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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

The minutes from meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 5th December and 16th December 2019 have both been attached.


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Public Speaking

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



Pre-Decision Scrutiny - Support to the Voluntary and Community Sector 2020/21 (Report to follow) pdf icon PDF 103 KB

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Pre-Decision Scrutiny - Essential Living Fund Policy (Report to follow) pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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Pre-Decision Scrutiny - Fees and Charges 2020/21 (Report to follow) pdf icon PDF 64 KB

An extract from the notes of the meeting of the Budget Scrutiny Working Group, held on 2nd December 2019, has been attached.  This minute details the group’s discussions about the fees and charges report and includes a recommendation which should be considered alongside the report.


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Executive Committee Minutes and Scrutiny of the Executive Committee's Work Programme - Selecting Items for Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Executive Committee held on Thursday 19th December 2019 have been attached for Members’ consideration.


The next edition of the Executive Committee’s work programme is due to be published on 2nd January 2020 after the publication of the agenda for this meeting.  Therefore the Executive Work Programme will be provided for Members’ consideration in an Additional Papers Pack for this meeting.


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Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 61 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.