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No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2021

(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 25 Janurary 2021 were approved by the Committee 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


The Chairman announced that items 7 and 8 on the agenda would swap positions as item 7 would likely need to be discussed in exempt session.


Corporate Plan Priorities Finance & Performance Report Q3 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Corporate Resources

Additional documents:


The Director of Corporate Resources provided an overview of the Corporate Plan Priorities Finance and Performance report.


64% of performance indicators were within target with 13% close to target and 23% below target. Many performance indicators that were below target were due to the impact of COVID-19, especially targets relating to Leisure and Culture, and Parking.


It was reported that there was a forecast of a year-end revenue deficit of £5.4m. Income had been reduced due to the impact of COVID-19. Parking and contractual expenditure obligations in leisure services made up roughly three quarters of the forecasted overspend.


One-off grants provided by central government to help cover the additional expenditure during the COVID-19 pandemic together with actions taken by officers to reduce expenditure meant the overall funding position of HDC would be on course to be a small surplus for 2020/21.


Work had continued for key tracked projects and Corporate Plan actions. 14 Corporate Plan actions were on hold due to the impact of COVID-19 but 7 of these had since been completed.


The Green Agenda was reported to have been making good progress with five grants being awarded in November 2002 to local groups.


Members noted the contents of the report.


Sustainable Travel Task & Finish Group

To agree the membership of the Sustainable Travel Task & Finish Group


It was agreed that the Membership of the Sustainable Travel Task & Finish group would be:


Cllr Bob Platt

Cllr Gordon Lindsay

Cllr Michael Croker

Cllr Ruth Fletcher

Cllr Tim Lloyd

Cllr Tony Hogben


The first meeting of the Group would be organised in the following weeks.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 476 KB

To receive and discuss the Work Programme and any suggestion forms that have been submitted


The Work Programme Suggestion form that had been received was deferred until the next meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to allow Members to receive Legal Advice regarding the subject matter.


HDC Property Investments

To receive a presentation by the Head of Property & Facilities




To exclude the press and public under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 from this item of business on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (Paragraph 3 – information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)).


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive and note the Cabinet Forward Plan


The Committee noted the content of the Forward Plan.


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.