Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 22 August 2019 6.30pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Michael Turner, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 4 July 2019.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.


Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.



Voluntary and Community Sector pdf icon PDF 104 KB

The Voluntary and Community Sector actively contributes to the strategic priorities of Medway Council and play a crucial role in improving the lives of Medway residents. Following a range of commissioning activities from Medway Council, the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee have requested to hear directly from the sector about the current state of play for organisations in Medway.

This paper outlines the questions that have been asked of the sector, with the feedback scheduled to be circulated in advance of the committee meeting, in order to inform the discussion.

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Medway Commercial Group - Six Monthly Report pdf icon PDF 125 KB

On 6 August 2019 the Cabinet considered a report which outlined Medway Commercial Group (MCG) Limited’s achievements and performance over the past eight months, and its plans for changes to governance, future growth and development. Members have asked for this report to be discussed by this Committee.


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Medway Council Strategy pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Council Plan 2016/21 covers the Council’s strategic objectives up to 2021 and sets out the Council’s three priorities and three ways of working which aim to deliver these priorities.


This report proposes the introduction of a new overarching Council Strategy; which will be a shorter, more outcomes focused document than the current Council Plan, without all of the detailed performance measures and delivery plans explaining how the strategic objectives are to be met. 


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Capital Budget Monitoring - Round 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 390 KB

This report presents the results of the first round of the Council’s capital budget monitoring for the financial year 2019/20.

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Revenue Budget Monitoring - Round 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 698 KB

This report presents the results of the first round of the Council’s revenue budget monitoring for 2019/20. 

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Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report - Quarter 4 End of Year pdf icon PDF 351 KB

This report is a summary of the performance at quarter 4 end of year 2018/19 for the programmes and measures which fall within the remit of this Committee.

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Draft Allocations Policy 2019 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

This report sets out the proposed changes to the Allocations Policy and seeks Members’ views.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 144 KB

This item advises Members of the current work programme and allows the Committee to adjust it in the light of latest priorities, issues and circumstances. It gives Members the opportunity to shape and direct the Committee’s activities over the year. 

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