Agenda

Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 25 November 2021 6.00pm

Venue: St George's Centre, Pembroke Road, Chatham Maritime, Chatham ME4 4UH. View directions

Contact: Steve Platt, Democratic Services Officer 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 21 October 2021.

3.

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.

4.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests and Whipping pdf icon PDF 471 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.

 

5.

Attendance of the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services pdf icon PDF 583 KB

This report sets out activities and progress on work areas within the Housing and Community Services Portfolio, which fall within the remit of this Committee. This information is provided in relation to the Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services being held to account.

6.

Medway Adult Education (MAE) Business Plan pdf icon PDF 185 KB

The Business Plan sets out a short-term and medium-term framework for Medway Adult Education, focusing on work outside of business as usual. It considers challenges and opportunities, both from a commercial and holistic perspective. It lays out the priorities and an action plan to deliver against.

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7.

Update on Sponsorship and Advertising Policy pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Members are asked to note the update on the application of the Council’s Sponsorship and Advertising Policy introduced in 2019. 

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8.

Procurement Strategy 2021-2025, 2021 Update Report pdf icon PDF 190 KB

This report seeks to acknowledge the progress made against the 2021-2025 Procurement Strategy and to propose additional objectives to take forward into 2022. 

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9.

Council Plan Performance Management Report and Risk Register Review Quarter 2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Medway’s Council Plan 2021/22 sets out the Council’s three priorities. This report and appendices summarise how we performed in Q2 2021/22 on the delivery of the programmes and measures which fall under the remit of this Committee which are:

·       Priority: Growth (Appendix 1)

·       Values: 1: financial resilience, 2: digital enablement, 3: working together to empower communities, 4: creativity and innovation, 5: tackle climate change, and 6: child friendly (Appendix 2).

 

Given the overarching responsibilities of this Committee to provide guidance and leadership on the development and coordination of the scrutiny function for all overview and scrutiny committees, this report also contains a performance summary of all services (Appendix 3).

 

Due to the timing of the other O&S meetings, which take place after the Business Support O&S meeting has taken place, the summary of the performance matters discussed at other overview & scrutiny meetings will not be provided this quarter.

 

This report also presents the Q2 2021/22 review of strategic risks (Appendix 4).

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10.

Capital Budget Monitoring Round 2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 328 KB

This report presents the results of the second round of the Council’s capital budget monitoring process for 2021/22.

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11.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Round 2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 640 KB

This report presents the result of the second round of the Council’s revenue budget monitoring process for 2021/22. The Council’s summary position is presented at Table 1, with sections 4-7 providing the detail for each service area.

12.

Draft Capital and Revenue Budget 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

This report presents the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2022/23. In accordance with the Constitution, Cabinet is required to develop ‘initial budget proposals’ approximately three months before finalising the budget and setting council tax levels at the end of February 2022.

The draft budget is based on the principles set out in the Financial Outlook 2022/23 reported to Cabinet on 28 September 2021.

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13.

Work programme pdf icon PDF 221 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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