Report of the Corporate Director of Resources (Interim).
The Chairman asked the Overview and Scrutiny Officer, Jonathan Slee to speak to Members in relation to the refresh of the Work Programme 2021/22 for the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee (for copy see file of minutes).
The Overview and Scrutiny Officer explained that the report highlighted the links to the County Vision and the SDP and set out the work that had been undertaken by the Committee within the past year, including remote meetings, and also looked forward to the forthcoming year. It was added that the report referred to the link of the Committee with the Police and Crime Panel.
The Overview and Scrutiny Officer noted the report set out suggested areas for consideration within the Work Programme and he explained that Senior Officers or Chairs of the SDP sub-groups would attend Committee to report back on their specific areas. He added that the report referred to issues highlighted by the previous Committee as being possible areas for consideration in the Work Programme, including ASB linked to off-road bikes and substance misuse reduction. He noted that there had also been a suggestion to revisit previous areas of work, including the partnership work undertaken to tackle arson in the east of the County.
The Overview and Scrutiny Officer noted the future dates of the Committee meeting were yet to be finalised, however, the Work Programme would be flexible in order to include any items that may appear within the year.
The Chair thanked the Overview and Scrutiny Officer and noted that if any questions came to Members after the meeting, they could contact the Overview and Scrutiny Officer directly.
(i) That the report be noted.
(ii) That the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee agree the Work Programme 2021/22 and the flexibility it offers to respond to emerging issues.