Agenda item - Overview & Scrutiny Annual Report 2009-10

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Agenda item

Overview & Scrutiny Annual Report 2009-10

Report of the Director of Strategy & Governance (copy attached).



13.1         Councillor Mitchell introduced the report and stated that it had been a busy year with a number of reviews being undertaken and producing some excellent reports.  She believed the overview & scrutiny process was working well and noted that topics for future areas of work were currently being sought.  She also wished to place on record her thanks to the Members involved in overview & scrutiny, the Cabinet Members who attended various meetings and the officers who supported the Commission and the committees.


13.2         Councillor Mears paid tribute to Councillor Mitchell for her work as Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Commission, Councillor Pidgeon as Deputy Chairman, and the other Members involved in scrutiny.  She believed it was an excellent example of tri-partite working.


13.3         Councillors Randall, Peltzer Dunn, Wakefield-Jarrett, Elgood and McCaffery all expressed their support for the overview & scrutiny process.  They believed that it was working well and that it had enabled other organisations, communities and residents to engage with the council and develop a number of recommendations on matters as part of the various reviews.  The councillors also asked that their appreciation of the support and quality of reports produced by the scrutiny officers be noted.


13.4         The Mayor noted that the report had been moved and asked that the recommendation be agreed.


13.5         RESOLVED:  That the Overview & Scrutiny Annual Report be noted.


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