Agenda and decisions

Delegated Decisions by Cabinet Member for Community Services & Safety - Friday, 22 September 2023 12.30 pm

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

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Declaration 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.



Petitions and Public Address

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Library Stock (Books) Contract pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2023/217

Contact: Jane Mason, Library Operations Manager: stock & reader services,


Report by Executive Director (People, Transformation & Performance).


Permission to engage with a consortium-based contract renewal exercise (2024-2026 + 2 year extension) for the purchase of library stock (books) with suppliers who can offer significant discounts and library-specific processing. The consoritum arrangement  is longstanding since 2000.


The Cabinet Member is RECOMMENDED to approve the continued participation of Oxfordshire County Council in the consortium for its library stock contract.



Recommendation approved.