(i) That the Annual Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for this year 2020/21 be noted and recommended to Council.
(ii) That any additional observations be made to Council on 8 April 2021.
Members received the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Annual Report outlining the work and reports of the Committee and its Scrutiny Panels during the past year (2020/21).
The Annual Report described the work of Overview and Scrutiny at 8 Committee meetings in 2020/21 plus the meeting of the Budget Scrutiny Panel in December 2020. In addition, there were 5 meetings of two Scrutiny Panels that were constituted during the year: Evaluating Overview and Scrutiny Panel and Recovery Scrutiny Panel – the latter looking at the Council’s recovery programme following the emergency response to COVID-19. There was 1 additional Call-in meeting on 27 August 2020 on an Executive decision on the Environmental Sustainability Strategy. All meetings were held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting national lockdowns. Annex 1 sets out Membership and Attendance during the year.
Members made no additional observations on the report of the Committee’s work during 2020/21.
RESOLVED – that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Annual Report 2020/21 and Annex 1 be agreed and recommended for approval to Full Council on Thursday 8 April 2021.