The Director of Strategy, Innovation and Resources presented the COVID-19 recovery report and explained the scale of financial challenges faced by the Council. The Director highlighted to Members the key areas discussed at the Workshop held on 23 October 2020.
Key Areas where areas are felt, reasonable understanding. Depth of that impact and range. Far more apparent where Members felt certain impact within communities. Workshop and discussions. Take this from the workshop. Have a more strategic recovery. Appendix 1, refresh of the Council Plan. Encouraging to see these themes on draft Council Plan.
All Members commended the COVID-19 recovery report and the efforts of the Director of Strategy, Innovation and Resources for his contributions. Members’ voiced that it was a great workshop and very thought provoking, the work tied in with the Local Plan and Members were eager for this piece of work to be the main focus of the Committee’s future Work Programme for 2021-22.
RESOLVED – That the Overview and Scrutiny Committee:-
1) Received and noted the summary of issues identified in the workshop on the 23rd October 2020 – attached as Appendix 2; and
2) Considered the draft recommendations arising from the workshop as described in Appendix 1 and:
a. Approved that the recommendations identified in column 1 are made to Cabinet for address in the Council’s strategies;
b. Approved that the recommendations identified in column 2 are made to Cabinet for address in the Council’s services and initiatives;
c. Approved that the Committee communicates the recommendations identified in column 3 to the respective organisations; and
d. Approved that recommendations in column 4 are taken forward in the Committee’s Work Programme.