The Panel considered a report of the Head of Legal and Democratic Services which presented the Durham Police and Crime Panel Annual report 2020/21 and sought agreement to the Panel’s Work Programme for 2021/22 (for copy see file of minutes).
Councillor Hovvels, as previous Chair of the Panel, thanked officers for their work over the previous year.
Mr Dodwell referred to the recent Call for Evidence in respect of remote meetings and asked whether any progress had been made in this area. The Monitoring Officer and Clerk to the Panel replied that this was a government consultation which had now closed. Feedback had been provided but no notification of any proposed changes had been received at this time.
(a) That the Durham Police and Crime Panel Annual Report be endorsed
(b) That a report on the Panel’s work programme for 2021/22 be presented to the Panel’s next meeting.