To consider the annual Review of Effectiveness and an update on progress made by Cabinet in implementing the adopted recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.
The Chairman of the Committee introduced a report which set out the findings of the annual Review of Effectiveness, as well as a progress report on recommendations made by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to decision-makers.
The Review of Effectiveness had concluded that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee had continued to be effective over the past 12 months, but that more precise timetabling of the Work Programme would be beneficial in ensuring that resources were available to complete the agreed topics on time.
The Committee Services/Scrutiny Officer explained that progress against recommendations made by the Committee would continue to be reported throughout the forthcoming year.
Members felt that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee was performing very well, and that its analytical approach, coupled with engagement from senior officers and Cabinet, had ensured that its work continued to add value to the Council.
RESOLVED – That the following be noted:-
(1) the findings of the Review of Effectiveness, as at Appendix 1 to the report; and
(2) the progress made by Cabinet in implementing the recommendations of the Committee.