Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 23 April 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Room 2&3 - County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. View directions

Contact: Chris Reynolds  Tel: 07542 029441; E-Mail:

Link: video link

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Dan Levy


Declarations of Interest

- guidance note below


There were none.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 318 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2024 (CA3) and to receive information arising from them.


The minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2024 were approved as a correct record.


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’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.


There were none received.


Petitions and Public Address pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting in person or ‘virtually’ through an online connection. 


To facilitate ‘hybrid’ meetings we are asking that requests to speak or present a petition are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e., 9am on Wednesday 17 April 2024.  Requests to speak should be sent to


If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit a written statement of your presentation to ensure that your views are taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.



8 Vision Zero Strategy


Danny Yee

Kate Fuller

Alison Hill

Alison Hill (on behalf of Robin Tucker, CoHSAT)


9 Future Generations Mission Statement


Cllr Charlie Hicks

Cllr Brad Baines (at start of meeting)




There were none to report.


Reports from Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Cabinet will receive the following Scrutiny reports:-


Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee report on Vision Zero


Education and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee report on Priority Action Plan

Additional documents:


Cabinet received the Scrutiny reports and will respond in due course.


Vision Zero Strategy pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Cabinet Member: Transport Management

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/317

Contact: Caroline Coyne, Project Manager


Report by Corporate Director Environment & Place (CA8)


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to


(a)            Approve the Vision Zero Strategy and Action Plan ‘Oxfordshire – Safe Roads through Vision Zero to 2030’.



Additional documents:


Recommendations approved.


Future Generations Mission Statement pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Cabinet Member: Deputy Leader of the Council with Responsibility for Climate Change, Environment & Future Generations

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/361

Contact: Elena Grant, Policy Officer, 07825 403173


Report by Executive Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer (CA9)


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to


Cabinet is asked to agree the principle of Future Generations, and the mission statement that sets the direction of Oxfordshire County Council’s work in this space.



Recommendations approved.


Climate Action Programme Update pdf icon PDF 479 KB

Cabinet Member: Deputy Leader of the Council with Responsibility for Climate Change, Environment & Future Generations


Forward Plan Ref: 2024/024

Contact: Sarah Gilbert, Head of Climate Action (


Report by Corporate Director for Environment & Place (CA10).


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to


a.     Note the biannual update on the delivery of the workstreams in the Climate Action Programme (Annex 1).  

b.     Approve adjustments to the programme for 2024/25 (Annex 2). 

c.      Approve the draft outcome measures for monitoring progress to a net zero Oxfordshire (Annex 3).


Additional documents:


Recommendations approved.


Capital Programme Approvals - April 2024 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Cabinet Member: Finance

Forward Plan Ref: 2024/059

Contact: Natalie Crawford, Capital Programme Manager


Report by  Executive Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer (CA11)


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:


a.               approve the inclusion of the £2.384m Active Travel Fund 4 Extension (ATF4e) Grant into the capital programme to deliver active travel schemes across Oxfordshire.

b.               approve the inclusion of £1.260m grant funding from the Department for Transport Safer Roads Funds to carry out a specific package of road safety works.

c.               approve the drawdown of £2.000m of funds from the Parking Account to reinvest into three Park and Ride sites requiring maintenance work.

d.               approve the inclusion of Faringdon Community College, a scheme to replace temporary buildings with permanent accommodation, into the Capital Programme with an indicative budget of £6.006m to be fully funded from held & secure s106 contributions.





Recommendations approved.


Approval of new managed service recruitment contract pdf icon PDF 208 KB

Cabinet Member: Community & Corporate Services

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/343

Contact: Sharon Yardy, Head of HR Professional Services


Report by Executive Director of Resources and Section 151 Officer (CA12)


The Cabinet is RECOMMENDED to:


(a)  Approve the award of the managed service recruitment contract as Oxfordshire County Council’s (OCCs) strategic supplier for our contingent labour workforce as set out in Confidential Annex 1. The aim is to award the contract by 1 June 2024 and the contract duration will be three years plus the option for a one-year extension; and


(b)  to delegate the finalisation of terms and conditions to the Director of Workforce and Organisational Development in consultation with the Head of Legal and Deputy Monitoring Officer and Head of Procurement



Additional documents:


Recommendations approved.


Forward Plan and Future Business pdf icon PDF 275 KB

Cabinet Member: All

Contact Officer: Chris Reynolds, Senior Democratic Services Officer Tel: 07542 029441


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 CA13.  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.

Additional documents:




For information only: Cabinet response to Scrutiny item pdf icon PDF 204 KB

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