Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 355 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2020

(Note: If any Member wishes to propose an amendment to the minutes they should submit this in writing to at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Where applicable, the audio recording of the meeting will be checked to ensure the accuracy of the proposed amendment.)


The minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2020 were approved and would be signed by the Chairman at a later date.


Declarations of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members of the Committee


There were no declarations of interest.



To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Committee or the Chief Executive


There were no announcements.


HDC's Finance and Performance in 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Corporate Resources on the Council’s Finance and Performance in 2020/21

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The Director of Corporate Resources presented the report on the Council’s Finance and Performance in 2020/21.


The continued impact of COVID-19 could be seen in a number of those KPIs where targets have not been met, especially those related to Leisure and Culture and Parking.


The financial performance had been forecast at Month 7 of the 2020/21 financial year. It was reported that Officers forecast a year-end revenue deficit of £5.4m. The forecast had been disrupted further by the November 2020 national lockdown.



Cabinet Agenda - 26 November 2020

To review items on the Cabinet Agenda (The agenda can be found online from 18 November 2020: Here)


Members noted the contents of the Cabinet Agenda for the meeting to be held on 26 November 2020.


PDAG Review Update

To receive an update on the Policy Development Advisory Group Review from the Director of Corporate Resources


The Director of Corporate Resources provided a brief update on the PDAG Review. Members discussed whether there was significant overlap between PDAGs and the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


Officers would continue to receive and assess feedback provided by all Members and provide a further update at the Overview and Scrutiny meeting to be held in January 2021.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To receive and discuss the Work Programme and any Work Programme Suggestion Forms

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The Task & Finish Group on Off Street Parking had completed their final report and would present it to the Committee at an additional meeting to be held on 7 December 2020.


It was agreed to wait until the LCWIP report had been presented at Cabinet before forming a new Task & Finish Group based on the received Work Programme Suggestion.



Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To note the Forward Plan


The Forward Plan was noted by the committee.


Urgent Business

Items not on the agenda which the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered as urgent because of the special circumstances


There was no urgent business.