Agenda and decisions

Venue: Virtual

Contact: Sue Whitehead  Tel: 07393 001213; E-Mail:

Link: video link to meeting

No. Item


Apologies for Absence




Declarations of Interest

- guidance note opposite




Minutes pdf icon PDF 485 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 January 2021 (CA3) and to receive information arising from them.




Questions from County Councillors pdf icon PDF 286 KB

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’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.


See attached index.


Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 184 KB

This Cabinet meeting will be held virtually in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on 17 February 2021. Requests to speak should be sent to together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting.


Where a meeting is held virtually and the addressee is unable to participate virtually their written submission will be accepted.


Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.


Item 6 – Councillor Liz Brighouse

Councillor Glynis Phillips


Item 7 – Councillor Emma Turnbull


Item 8 – Councillor Sobia Afridi



Business Management & Monitoring Report - December 2020 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Cabinet Member: Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/126

Contact: Louise Tustian, Head of Insight & Corporate Programmes Tel: 07741 607452/Hannah Doney, Head of Corporate Finance Tel: 07584 174654


Report by Corporate Director Customers & Organisational Development and Director of Finance.


This report sets out Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCC’s) progress towards Corporate Plan priorities for 2020/21 – December2020.


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to


a)            note this month’s business management and monitoring report;

b)           approve virement set out in Annex C-2b relating to the Rough Sleeping; Drugs and Alcohol Grant Scheme and note the virements set out in Annex C-2c;

c)            approve the bad debt write-offs set out in AnnexC;

d)           note the allocations of the Contain Outbreak Management Fund as set out in Annex C-5c.



Recommendations agreed.


Workforce Report and Staffing Data - Quarter 3 - October-December 2020 pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Cabinet Member: Deputy Leader of the Council

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/127

Contact: Sarah Currell, HR Manager – Business Systems Tel: 07867 467793


Report by Director of Human Resources (CA7).


Quarterly staffing report providing details of key people numbers and analysis of main changes since the previous report.


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to note the report.

Additional documents:


Recommendations agreed.


Recommissioning of Adult Homeless Pathway pdf icon PDF 365 KB

Cabinet Member: Adult Social Care & Public Health

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/158

Contact: Sarah Roberts, Commissioning Manager Tel: 07720 805979


Report by Assistant Director Housing & Social Care Commissioning (CA8).


To inform Cabinet that we are going out to the market to recommission services to support people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness including rough sleepers.


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to agree the proposed approach to commissioning services to support homeless adults and adults at risk of homelessness in Oxfordshire.


Recommendations agreed.


Forward Plan and Future Business pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Cabinet Member: All

Contact Officer: Sue Whitehead, Principal Committee Officer Tel: 07393 001213


The Cabinet Procedure Rules provide that the business of each meeting at the Cabinet is to include “updating of the Forward Plan and proposals for business to be conducted at the following meeting”.   Items from the Forward Plan for the immediately forthcoming meetings of the Cabinet appear in the Schedule at CA9.  This includes any updated information relating to the business for those meetings that has already been identified for inclusion in the next Forward Plan update.


The Schedule is for noting, but Cabinet Members may also wish to take this opportunity to identify any further changes they would wish to be incorporated in the next Forward Plan update.


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to note the items currently identified for forthcoming meetings.

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