This report provided a review of Cabinet Advisory Groups. As well as asking the Cabinet to agree to the re-establishment of the Groups for 2021/22, the report proposed an update to the Regeneration, Culture and EnvironmentMember Project Advisory Board to consolidate this Board with the Chathamand Strood Regeneration Boards, details of which were set out in section 12 ofthe report.
The report also proposed the establishment of a new Advisory Group, called the Town Centres Board, details of which were set out in section 13 of the report.
The report noted that these Groups did not have any decision-making powers and could consist of both executive and non-executive Councillors.
The Cabinet agreed the re-establishment of the Cabinet Advisory Groups with the terms of reference set out in sections 2 to 11 and Appendices 2 to 6 to the report.
The Cabinet agreed the establishment of the of the refreshed Regeneration, Culture and Environment Member Project Oversight and Advisory Board as a Cabinet Advisory Group, as set out in section 12 of the report.
The Cabinet agreed the establishment of the Town Centres Board as a Cabinet Advisory Group, as set out at section 13 of the report.
The Cabinet agreed the appointment of Members to these bodies, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, for 2021/22, subject to the following amendments:
· Corporate Parenting Board – Cllr Thompson should be replaced with Cllr Potter as the substitute for Cllr Mrs Josie Iles;
· Innovation Park Medway Delivery Board – the membership should also include Councillor Rupert Turpin, Portfolio Holder for Business Management;
· Medway Skills Partnership Board – the membership should also include Councillor Howard Doe, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services.
The re-establishment of these groups will support the Cabinet in decision-making and the development of policies.
Establishment of the refreshed Regeneration, Culture and Environment Member Project Oversight and Advisory Board will ensure all projects are sufficiently monitored and managed.
Establishment of the Town Centres Board will ensure all developments taking place in our town centres are monitored and managed appropriately.