Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Friday, 17 July 2020 10.30 a.m.

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To receive apologies for absence, if any.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 591 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 June 2020.


Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members of interests in respect of items on this Agenda.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the revised Code of Conduct, they are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registrable interests which have not already been declared in the Council’s Register of Interests.  (It is a criminal offence not to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest either in the Register or at the meeting.)


Members may, however, also decide, in the interests of clarity and transparency, to declare at this point in the meeting, any such disclosable pecuniary interests which they have already declared in the Register, as well as any other registrable or other interests.


If a Member requires advice on any item involving a possible declaration of interest which could affect his/her ability to speak and/or vote, he/she is advised to contact the Monitoring Officer at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.


Declaration of the Party Whip

In accordance with Rule 17 of the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules, any Member who is subject to a party whip on any item must declare the existence and nature of the whip.


Local Government Act 1972 - Excluded Items

To consider whether the items, if any, in Part II of the Agenda should be considered in the presence of the press and public.


Public Participation

Any member of the public who wishes to ask a question, make representations or present a deputation or petition at this meeting should apply to do so by no later than 0:01am (one minute past midnight) two working days before the meeting.  Information on how to make the application can be obtained by viewing the Council’s Website or by contacting the Committee Services Team on 01539 733333.


(1)        Questions and Representations


To receive any questions or representations which have been received from members of the public.


(2)        Deputations and Petitions


To receive any deputations or petitions which have been received from members of the public.


Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 - 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider the draft Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 – 2025/26.

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Shaping the COVID-19 Pandemic Response pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the main issues facing the Council in responding to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Work Programme 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider the outcome of the Committee’s 2019/20 Work Programme and the recommended course of action.


Work Programme 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To consider the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2020/21, and the contents of the latest Forward Plan.


Council Plan Performance Monitoring Quarter 1 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To monitor progress against the measures of success as detailed within the current Council Plan.

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Cumbria Choice Based Letting Allocations Policy pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider the draft Cumbria Choice Allocations Policy for recommendation to Council.

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Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the Council Tax Discretionary Relief Policy.

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Commissioning Strategy 2020 pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To consider the Commissioning Strategy 2020 and provide any comments to Cabinet.

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Tenancy Strategy Update 2020 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To consider the Tenancy Strategy Update and proposed modification and forward any comments to Cabinet.

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Development of Locality Working Through Customer Connect - Overview and Scrutiny Task and Finish Group Recommendations pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To consider the report and recommendations arising from the work of the Task and Finish Group, determining if these recommendations should be forwarded to Cabinet for further consideration.

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Locality Development Update Report pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To receive an update on the development of the Locality Service since inception in October 2019.

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Equalities Verbal Update

To receive a verbal update from Officers on Equalities.


Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee Update

To receive a verbal update on the work of the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee from the Council’s representative or substitute.


Private Section (exempt reasons under Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, specified by way of paragraph number)

There are no items in this part of the agenda.