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Election of Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


Election of Vice-Chair for the 2022/23 Council Year


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note

Members are reminded that they must declare their interests orally at the meeting and specify (a) the nature of the interest and (b) which items on the agenda are the relevant items. This applies also to items where members have interests by virtue of their membership of a district council in Oxfordshire.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 April 2022



Official Communications


Petitions and Public Address

Members of the public who wish to speak at this meeting can attend the meeting in person or ‘virtually’ through an online connection. In line with current Government advice, those attending the meeting in person are asked to consider wearing a face

covering. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate ‘hybrid’ meetings we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9am on Wednesday 11 May 2022. Requests to speak should be sent to . If you are speaking ‘virtually’, you may submit 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 9am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.


Report of the Cabinet pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Report of the Cabinet Meeting held on 26 April 2022


Audit and Governance Annual Report pdf icon PDF 474 KB

Report by the Chair of the Audit & Governance Committee


The Annual Report sets out the role of the Audit & Governance Committee and summarises the work that has been undertaken both as a Committee and through the support of the Audit Working Group 2021/22


Council is RECOMMENDED to receive the report


Committees and Review of Political Balance pdf icon PDF 290 KB

Report by the Director of Law & Governance & Monitoring Officer.


The Council is required by the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 to review the political balance on its committees on an annual basis.


The Council is RECOMMENDED:



(a)      To note how the rules operate and approve necessary adjustments to achieve the balance across and within Committees to comply with the rules.


(b)      To appoint Councillors to the scrutiny and other committees of the Council as required by any changes necessary as a result of applying the proportionality rules, and subject to any changes on the nomination of the political groups.




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Committee Dates 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

A schedule of meeting dates for the 2022/23 Council Year is attached. These were approved by Council at its meeting on 2 November 2021 and are reproduced here as a reminder to members.


Council is recommended to note the dates of meetings for the 2022/23 Council Year



Cabinet Membership and Delegation of Cabinet Functions

Report by the Leader of the Council – to be published with the Schedule of Business


Council is RECOMMENDED to note the delegations made by the Leader of the Council with regard to the functions of the Cabinet


Dispensations pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Report by Director of Law and Governance


This report proposes that Council approve a number of general dispensations under the Localism Act 2011, such dispensations to remain in force for a period of three years, in the interests of good governance and the effective conduct of public affairs. It also recommends that the power to grant individual dispensations be delegated to the Monitoring Officer


The Council is RECOMMENDED to


a)    approve, under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011, the general dispensations, listed at paragraph 7 of this report, for all elected and co-opted voting Members of Oxfordshire County Council;


b)   agree that those general dispensations should remain in force for a period of three years;


c)    agree that the granting of individual dispensations under Section 33 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Code of Conduct be delegated to the Monitoring Officer





Schedule of Business pdf icon PDF 241 KB

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