Agenda and minutes

Special, Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee - Monday, 4th March, 2024 5.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room 3 and 4 - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Judy Cordell, Snr Democratic Support Officer  Tel:- 023 8083 2766

Link: link to live meeting

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Apologies and Changes in Panel Membership (If Any)

To note any changes in membership of the Panel made in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4.3.


It was noted that following receipt of the temporary resignation of Councillors Evemy and Moulton from the Committee, the Monitoring Officer, acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillors Shields and P. Baillie to replace them for the purposes of this meeting.  Apologies were noted from Councillor Quadir.



Budget Proposals - 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Report of the Scrutiny Manager recommending that the Committee review the information contained within the Cabinet papers to be published on 26 February 2024 and provide feedback for Cabinet to consider at their 5 March 2024 meeting.

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The Committee considered the information contained within the Cabinet papers published on 26 February 2024 in order to provide feedback for Cabinet to consider at their 5 March 2024 meeting.


Councillor Fielker, Leader of the Council, Councillor Letts, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, Andrew Travers, Chief Executive,

Mel Creighton, Executive Director Corporate Services, Claire Edgar, Executive Director of Wellbeing and Housing, Rob Henderson, Executive Director of Childrens Services and Learning, Adam Wilkinson, Executive Director, Place, Munira Holloway, Director Strategy and Performance and Richard Williams, Director of Finance were present and with the consent of the Chair addressed the meeting.


The Committee discussed the Corporate Plan outlining the key priorities for the Council, transformation targets that had been set in the timescale available, savings proposals and how these would be achieved, proposals to stop or reduce non-statutory services, the future of St. Mary’s Leisure Centre,  the new IT Client management system to replace Care Director and the expected reduction in the workforce. 


RESOLVED: the Committee to receive regular reporting of transformation progress over the next municipal year detailing the impact on services and citizens.