Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 25 January 2023 6.00pm

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

Contact: Steve Platt, Democratic Services Officer 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 529 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 24 November 2022.


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 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.


Medway Norse Strategic Update and Member's Item pdf icon PDF 341 KB

The covering report represents a mid-year review of the performance of the Joint Venture (JV)from theperspective ofthe Councilclient forthe 2021/22financial year.It is accompanied by an update on the Joint Venture’s achievements and financial performance prepared by the Partnership Director at Medway Norse.


This report was considered by Cabinet on 10 January 2023.


The report also sets out responses to issues raised by Councillor Osborne.

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Contract Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 226 KB

This report seeks to introduce a revised set of Contract Procedure Rules to replace those that currently form Chapter 4, Part 7 of Medway Council’s Constitution.

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Housing and Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budgets 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 899 KB

This report presents the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital and revenue budgets for 2023/24 and provides details of proposed rent and service charge levels for 2023/24.


The report also contains the latest revised forecasts of the HRA Business Plan.


The comments of this Committee will be collated for onward despatch to the Cabinet on 7 February 2023 and Council on 23 February 2023.


Draft Capital and Revenue Budget 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 404 KB

This report sets out the Council’s draft capital and revenue budgets for 2023/24. 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 2023.

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Council Plan Refresh 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The Council Strategy sets out the Council’s key priorities, the outcomes we expect to achieve and the programmes that we will deliver. The Council Plan is the delivery plan which sets out the measures that will be used to track performance against the Council’s key priorities.


Following consultation with directorates, this report proposes the Council Plan 2023/24.


Members are asked to consider these proposals and forward any comments to Cabinet on 7 February 2023, prior to consideration by Full Council on 23 February 2023, for implementation from April 2023.

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Work programme pdf icon PDF 163 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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