Performance & Corporate Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Friday, 9 December 2022 10.00 am

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

Contact: Bryony Crossland Davies, Committee Officer  Tel: 07541 719 164 E-Mail:

Link: videolink to meeting

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

To receive any apologies for absence and temporary appointments.


Declaration of Interests - see guidance note on the back page


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 323 KB

To APPROVE the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 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. 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 Monday 5 December 2022. Requests to speak should be sent to Bryony Crossland Davies, Committee Officer, at


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 two working days before the meeting. Written submissions should be no longer than one A4 page.


Budget Proposals 2023/24 to 2025/26 pdf icon PDF 524 KB

The Council has issued its Budget Proposals 2023/24 to 2025/26 for consultation. The Committee is asked to consider the proposals, raise questions on them, and AGREE any recommendations to Cabinet arising therefrom. As part of this item the Committee will be updated on the Council’s Strategic Priorities 2022 – 2025.


All Cabinet Members and Corporate Directors will be invited to answer questions relating to their areas.

Additional documents:


Democratic Processes Working Group pdf icon PDF 316 KB

The Performance and Corporate Service Overview and Scrutiny Committee agreed to establish the Democratic Services Working Group and a terms of reference was agreed at the Committee’s 10 December 2021 meeting. A project plan was developed and agreed in March 2022. However, it was agreed that the working group would be paused until a permanent Head of Governance could come into post. At its meeting on 30 September 2022 the Committee was informed that this had now happened, and it was agreed the working group should recommence with an updated project plan.


The Committee is recommended to:


-       AGREE the revised project plan, having raised any desired amendments

-       AGREE for the Scrutiny Officer to seek membership nominations from political groups, for agreement by the committee at its January 2023 meeting


Action and Recommendation Tracker pdf icon PDF 137 KB

The Committee is asked to NOTE the progress of previous recommendations and actions having raised any questions on the contents.


Work Plan and Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 181 KB

To AGREE the Committee’s proposed work programme for 2023/24, taking into consideration the Scrutiny Chairs and Vice Chairs Business Management and Monitoring Report recommendations and Cabinet Forward Plan. 

Additional documents: