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Note: The meeting will start at 3.00 pm or on the rising of Cabinet which ever is the later. 

No. Item


Petitions and Public Address


Declarations of Interest


Questions from County Councillors

Any county councillor may, by giving notice to the Proper Officer by 9 am two working days before the meeting, ask a question on any matter in respect of the Cabinet Member’s delegated powers.


The number of questions which may be asked by any councillor at any one meeting is limited to two (or one question with notice and a supplementary question at the meeting) and the time for questions will be limited to 30 minutes in total. As with questions at Council, any questions which remain unanswered at the end of this item will receive a written response.


Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.



Exemption from Contract Procedure Rules - VCS Infrastructure pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2019/203

Contact: Emily Schofield, Senior Policy Officer, Tel: 07881 311707


Report by Policy & Performance Service Manager (CMDLC4).


The report identifies the need for an extension to the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Infrastructure contract which is due to expire in March 2020.


The role the sector plays in supporting thriving communities across Oxfordshire is vital, and it is key that Oxfordshire County Council continue to work effectively in partnership with the VCS. A key part of this is through the contract which is in place to ensure the VCS are supported and social action is promoted and developed, however work is underway with partners to co-produce an improved solution which better meets the needs of the sector, however this will not be in place before the current infrastructure expires. 


The Cabinet Member for Local Communities is RECOMMENDED to approve this exemption from the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.