Scrutiny Board (Strategy and Resources)
Monday, 11th January, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: Zoom

Contact: Rob Clayton (0113 37 88790)  Email:

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Appeals Against Refusal of Inspection of Documents

To consider any appeals in accordance with Procedure Rule 25* of the Access to Information Procedure Rules (in the event of an Appeal the press and public will be excluded).


(* In accordance with Procedure Rule 25, notice of an appeal must be received in writing by the Head of Governance Services at least 24 hours before the meeting).


Exempt Information - Possible Exclusion of the Press and Public

1  To highlight reports or appendices which officers have identified as containing exempt information, and where officers consider that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, for the reasons outlined in the report.


2  To consider whether or not to accept the officers recommendation in respect of the above information.


3  If so, to formally pass the following resolution:-


RESOLVED – That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following parts of the agenda designated as containing exempt information on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information, as follows:


  No exempt items have been identified.


Late Items

To identify items which have been admitted to the agenda by the Chair for consideration.


(The special circumstances shall be specified in the minutes.)


Declaration of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

To disclose or draw attention to any disclosable pecuniary interests for the purposes of Section 31 of the Localism Act 2011 and paragraphs 13-16 of the Members’ Code of Conduct.


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitutes

To receive any apologies for absence and notification of substitutes.


Minutes - 16 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To confirm as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2020


Financial Health Monitoring 2020/21- Month 7 (October) pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces information regarding the projected 2020/21 financial health position of those service areas that fall within the Board’s remit at Month 7 (October 2020).

Additional documents:


Initial Budget Proposals for 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider a report from the Head of Democratic Services that introduces the Executive Board’s initial budget proposals for 2021/22 for consideration, review and comment on matters and proposals that fall within the Scrutiny Board’s remit.

Additional documents:


Performance Reporting: Culture and An Efficient, Enterprising and Healthy Organisation pdf icon PDF 508 KB

To consider a joint report of the Director of Resources and Housing, Director of City Development and Director of Communities and Environment on performance in service areas that fall under the scrutiny board’s remit.

Additional documents:


Covid-19: Agile working approach and Estate Realisation - second report pdf icon PDF 692 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Resources and Housing looking at how the Council has developed new ways of working in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the second report on this subject area focusing on the wellbeing of employees and the support that has been provided throughout the pandemic. A further report on estate realisation is planned for the February meeting of the Board.


Work Schedule pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider the Scrutiny Board’s work schedule for the 2020/21 municipal year.

Additional documents:


Date and Time of Next Meeting

Monday, 15th February 2021 at 10.30am (Pre-meeting for all Board Members at 10.00 am)

Third Party Recording

Recording of this meeting is allowed to enable those not present to see or hear the proceedings either as they take place (or later) and to enable the reporting of those proceedings.  A copy of the recording protocol is available from the contacts on the front of this agenda.


Use of Recordings by Third Parties – code of practice


a)  Any published recording should be accompanied by a statement of when and where the recording was made, the context of the discussion that took place, and a clear identification of the main speakers and their role or title.

b)  Those making recordings must not edit the recording in a way that could lead to misinterpretation or misrepresentation of the proceedings or comments made by attendees.  In particular there should be no internal editing of published extracts; recordings may start at any point and end at any point but the material between those points must be complete.