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Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

To receive any apologies for absence and temporary appointments.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations from Members of the Committee on any items to be considered at the meeting.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held 7 February 2024.

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4.

Chair's announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

5.

Participation of the Public

To receive any submissions from members of the public, in accordance with the Council’s Rules of Procedure, anyone who lives in the district or who pays council tax or business rates to the Council is eligible to read a statement or express an opinion at this meeting.  You can register to speak by sending your written submission of no more than 750 words to [email protected] by no later than 10.00am on the working day before the meeting.

6.

Carbon Action Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Purpose:

To present the West Oxfordshire District Council Carbon Action Plan, which is proposed to be adopted and resourced by the Council from April 2024.

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee scrutinises the Carbon Action Plan and agrees any recommendations it wishes to submit to the Council’s Executive.

 

Invited:

Councillor Andrew Prosser, Executive Member for Climate Change

Hannah Kenyon, Climate Change Manager

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7.

Financial Performance Report – 2023/24 Quarter Three pdf icon PDF 292 KB

Purpose:

To detail the Council’s Financial Performance for Quarter Three 2023-2024.

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee scrutinises the Financial Performance for Quarter Three 2023-2024 report and agrees any recommendations it wishes to submit to the Council’s Executive.

 

Invited:

Councillor Alaric Smith, Executive Member for Finance

Madhu Richards, Finance Director

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8.

Sport England Swimming Pool Support Fund Phase 2

Report to Follow

 

Invited:

Councillor Tim Sumner, Executive Member for Leisure and Major Projects

Andy Barge, Assistant Director - Communities

 

9.

Service Performance Report 2023-24 Quarter Three pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Purpose:

To provide details of the Council’s operational performance at the end of 2023-24 Quarter Three (Q3).

 

Recommendations:

That the Committee scrutinises the report and agrees any recommendations it wishes to make to the Executive.

 

Invited:

Councillor Andy Graham, Leader of the Council

Giles Hughes, Chief Executive

Alison Borrett, Senior Performance Analyst

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10.

Publica Transition Plan pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Purpose:

To consider the Local Partnerships report and to consider the findings and recommendations therein.

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee scrutinises the Publica Transition Plan and agrees any recommendations it wishes to submit to the Council’s Executive.

 

Invited:

Councillor Andy Graham, Leader of the Council

Giles Hughes, Chief Executive

Andrew Pollard, Interim Programme Director

Additional documents:

11.

Report back on recommendations pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To note the response of the Executive on 14 February 2024 to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations on the Nature Recovery Plan and Nature Recovery Officer item.

12.

Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Purpose:

For the Committee to review and comment on its work programme.

 

Recommendation:

That the Committee notes and comments on its work programme.

13.

Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Purpose:

To give the Committee the opportunity to review the Executive Forward Plan.

 

Recommendations:

That the Committee agrees whether any items on the Executive Forward Plan should be subject to pre-decision scrutiny and, if so, the priority order of those items.