Corporate & Partnerships Overview & Scrutiny Committee


Councillors Andy Paraskos (Chair), Bryn Griffiths (Vice-Chair), Val Arnold, Margaret Atkinson, Caroline Goodrick, Mike Jordan, Richard Musgrave, Yvonne Peacock, Tony Randerson, Matt Scott, Cliff Trotter, Annabel Wilkinson and Vacancy.


Monday, 7th March 2022


10.30 am


Remote meeting held via Microsoft Teams


Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee. Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members. This approach will be reviewed again in May 2022.  


The meeting will be available to view once the meeting commences, via the following link -  Recording of previous live broadcast meetings are also available there.






Public Minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2021


(Pages 3 - 8)




Apologies & Declaration of Interest






Public Questions & Statements



Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice and provided the text to Melanie Carr of Democratic Services (contact details below) no later than midday on Wednesday 2 March 2022. Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.  Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:

·           at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·           when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.


If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chairman who will instruct those taking a recording to cease whilst you speak.





Workforce Update

(Pages 9 - 22)


Purpose of Report – To update Scrutiny Members on the County Councils changing workforce, presents key workforce data, outlines key areas of work and progress in year, and sets out key priorities for the year ahead.





Corporate Volunteering Project Update

(Pages 23 - 26)


Purpose of Report – To provide Scrutiny Members with an update on the Corporate Volunteering Project and outline continued progress made to date.





Council Plan Update



Purpose – To provide a verbal update on the refreshed Council Plan for 2022-23





Draft Work Programme 2022/23

(Pages 27 - 30)


Purpose – To consider, amend and adopt the committee’s draft work programme for the coming municipal year.





Private Minute of the meeting held on 6 December 2021


(Pages 31 - 32)




Other business which the Chairman agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances.




Contact Details


Enquiries relating to this agenda please contact Melanie Carr Tel: 01609 533849 or e-mail:






Barry Khan

Assistant Chief Executive

(Legal and Democratic Services)


County Hall



25 February 2022




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