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Election of Chair for 2022/23 Municipal Year


Election of Vice-Chair for 2022/23 Municipal Year


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declaration of Interests - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 518 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 March 2022 and to receive information arising from them.


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 9 am 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. 9 am on 13 June 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 9 am 2 working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.


Organisational development, Agile and IT pdf icon PDF 454 KB

The Performance and Corporate Services Committee is RECOMMENDED to:


Consider this report and its accompanying annexes. Where necessary to seek further information on points of strategy or policy clarification from the Cabinet Member and operational or specialist clarification from officers, with a view to making suggested improvements, additions or refinements to the proposed approaches.

Additional documents:


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

This report sets out how the EDI action plan for 2022-23 has been developed to support the Council’s EDI Framework known as ‘Including Everyone’. The report invites comment from the Performance and Corporate Governance Scrutiny Committee on the draft action plan which is attached at annex 1 and notes the intention to revise the framework over the next year. For reference, the current ‘Including Everyone’ Framework is included as annex 2 to this report.


The Committee is asked to comment on the draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan 2022-23 prior to consideration by Cabinet.

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Presentation: Responding to the Ukraine crisis pdf icon PDF 765 KB

A briefing to the Committee to update on the ongoing partnership response to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, including broader lessons learnt for crises response.


Developing the Overview and Scrutiny Function

Scrutiny officers are currently drafting a number of protocols to formalise expectations of different stakeholders in relation to key elements of scrutiny: the Scrutiny/Executive relationship, the establishment and practices of working groups, and the call-in procedure.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to agree to receive the draft protocols via email in due course and provide feedback via email.


Draft Work Programme 2022/23 and Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 207 KB

This paper provides the Committee with a considered working draft of its work programme for the year ahead.      


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to: -


1.1      Agree the Committee’s work programme for the municipal year 2022/23;


1.2      Note that the work programme is a document that is subject to change and Members can add, subtract and defer items as necessary;  


1.3      Agree to consider the work programme at each meeting of the Committee over the course of the municipal year alongside the Council’s Forward Plan;  


1.4      Agree to undertake further engagement with the Cabinet Members and Senior Officers to refine the work programme.   

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Action and recommendation tracker pdf icon PDF 36 KB

The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the action and recommendation tracker which will henceforth be used to monitor the implementation of formally agreed actions and recommendations.