To receive the latest version of the Committee’s work programme and the Council’s Forward Plan.
18.1 The Chair introduced the latest version of the Council Forward Plan
and invited suggestions as to any items Members wished to add to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme. A discussion ensued about the agenda for the meeting on Monday 5th September and it was agreed that the Committee’s preference was to consider the 2021-22 Financial Outturn Report, Green Travel Plan Progress Report 2021-22, and the Community Safety Partnership update. The Committee agreed that they were content not to consider the Financial and Performance Monitoring Quarter 1 reports.
18.2 Councillor Hilton asked whether the Overview and Scrutiny Committee could receive an update later in the year on the council’s bid for the second round of the Levelling Up Grant Funding. The Director of Communities noted that the submission deadline had changed and agreed to follow the timeframe up with the Head of Place. It was agreed that this item would be added to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme with a date to be confirmed.
18.3 Councillor Gravells queried whether the Committee would be interested in receiving an update on the Integrated Care System. He offered to pass on details of colleagues in Gloucestershire County Council to the Democratic and Electoral Services Officer who might be able to assist with facilitating a meeting. The Chair agreed that many Members had an interest in how the local Health Service was operating, and it was agreed that this item would be added to the Work Programme with a date to be confirmed. The Director of Communities further noted that as the City Council had a seat on the Integrated Locality Partnership (ILP), it might be useful to request a briefing on their work during this session.
18.4 The Chair reminded Members that they were welcome to bring suggestions outside of the Forward Plan.
18.5 It was noted that an update on the Leisure and Cultural Services Options Appraisal had been added to the Work Programme for 28th November 2022, and that an update on how the implementation of the Gloucester Commission to Review Race Relations’ ‘Calls to Action’ were progressing would be added to the agenda for the meeting on 9th January 2023.
1) That the Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme be amended to reflect the above and
2) To NOTE the Work Programme.