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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - Guidance note on back page of the agenda


Minutes pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2020 and to receive information arising from them.


Petitions and Public Address


Business Management and Monitoring Report - January pdf icon PDF 358 KB



Report by the Corporate Director for Customers and Organisational Development and Director for Finance


This report sets out Oxfordshire County Council's (OCC's) progress towards Corporate Plan priorities and provides an update on the delivery of the Medium Term Financial Plan, at 31 January 2020. A summary of overall performance and description of change is contained within the report. The report contains three annexes:


·         Annex A shows our current performance against targets and summarises progress towards overall outcomes set out in our Corporate Plan.


·         Annex B sets out the Leadership Risk Register which has been developed as part of the Council’s work to strengthen risk and opportunities management.


·         Annex C sets out the current financial position, providing detailed explanations of significant budget variations and an update on the Medium-Term Financial Plan including the delivery of savings agreed by Council in February 2019.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the report and consider any matters for future attention by the Committee.

Additional documents:


Future of the Joint Audit & Governance and Performance Scrutiny (Transformation) Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 218 KB



Report by the Corporate Director for Customer and Organisational Development


This report asks members to consider the future need for the Sub-Committee given the repositioning of the Transformation Programme to include all change activity that the council is implementing.


The draft minutes of the most recent Sub-Committee meeting are attached.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to


a)            agree, in conjunction with the Audit & Governance Committee, that the work of the Transformation Sub-Committee is complete in having overseen the start-up phase of the council’s Transformation Programme and that future oversight now reverts back to its two parent committees; and


b)           consider on an ongoing basis which specific change activities it wishes to include on its forward plan.


Additional documents:


Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) pdf icon PDF 163 KB



Report by the Chief Fire Officer.


The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 requires the Secretary of State to prepare a Fire and Rescue National Framework to which Fire Authorities must have regard when discharging their functions. The 2018 Framework requires each Fire and Rescue Authority to produce a publicly available Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). Within Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) we have called this our Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) to make it more meaningful to the public. In April 2017 OFRS published the CRMP 5 year strategy of Oxfordshire, this will cover the period from 2017 to 2022.


Each year the fire authority creates an action plan which proposes a number of new, or provides an update on existing projects to support the CRMP 5 year strategy. The 2020-21 Annual action plan provides an update of the 6 projects being conducted by the fire service in order to meet identified demands or risks.


As the projects within the 2020-21 CRMP are a continuation of those approved the previous year, no further public consultation was required, but was subjected to full internal and external consultation for a period of 12 weeks during 2018 for the initial proposals within the 2019-20 CRMP. Scrutiny is therefore invited to comment on the proposed action plan.


The following projects will be included within the fire authority’s CRMP for the fiscal year 2020-21:


• Project 1 - Risk profiling local communities.

• Project 2 - Prevention Review.

• Project 3 - On-Call retention review.

• Project 4 - Proactive Role in improving standards in rented housing.

• Project 5 - Establishing Community Safety Advocates or Wardens. 

• Project 6 - To increase the diversity of the Operational Workforce to reflect the community that we serve.


Our medium term financial plan and supporting business strategies underpin the proposals within our CRMP action plan.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to accept the projects and adopt in the final version of the CRMP Action Plan 2020-21.


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Milton Heights Care Home



To receive a verbal update from the Corporate Director Adult Social Care in relation to Milton Heights Care Home.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 393 KB



To agree the Committee’s work programme for future meetings based on key priorities and discussion in the meeting.