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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 Councillor Guthrie from the Committee, the Service Director, Legal and Governance acting under delegated powers, had appointed Councillor Streets to replace them for the purposes of this meeting.
To approve and sign as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 14 July 2022 and to deal with any matters arising, attached.
RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Committee meeting on 14 July 2022 be approved and signed as a correct record.
Report of the Director, Legal and Business
Services enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee to
examine the content of the Forward Plan and to discuss issues of
interest or concern with the Executive.
The Committee noted the report of the Director, Legal and Business Services enabling the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee detailing items requested for discussion from the current Forward Plan.
On consideration of the briefing paper relating to the forthcoming Officer Decision “Proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) relating to rental e-scooters” the Committee noted that there would be a further report in October that would allow Councillors to consider the extension of the Government’s experimental scheme for e-scooters. It was noted that the current Experimental Traffic Regulation Order would expire in September and the conversion to a TRO would enable the scheme to continue should Council wish to continue with the trail.
Report of the Director of Legal and Business
Services requesting that the Committee consider the shortlisted
subjects and identify a preferred topic for the 2022/23
The Committee considered the report of the Director of Legal and Business Services requesting that the Committee consider the shortlisted subjects and identify a preferred topic for the 2022/23 inquiry
RESOLVED that after consideration of the shortlisted of subjects, as set out in paragraph 8 of the report the Panel concluded that, whilst all of the topics were important, the scrutiny inquiry for 2022-2023 would be an investigation into the River Itchen and requested that the scrutiny manager bring forward terms of reference for the inquiry at the September meeting. The Committee acknowledged that an inquiry into Gambling harms in the following year could help to inform the Council’s new licensing policy from 2024.