Agenda item

Refresh of Work Programme 2023-24 for the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Report of the Corporate Director of Resources, presented by Stephen Gwillym, Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer.


The Committee considered a report of the Corporate Director of Resources which provided the work programme for 2023/2024 (for copy see file of minutes).


The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer delivered the report.


Councillor Nicholls asked that consideration of the work programme be deferred until the next meeting of the Committee to allow a full discussion on the work programme.


The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer responded that the next meeting was scheduled to be held on 7 September 2023 and commented that the work programme was draft and was designed to be flexible. Some of the areas proposed had specific timelines identified that had been agreed in conjunction with the services and partners. To defer consideration of the work programme could potentially delay formal adoption of the work programme but adoption of the draft programme does not preclude Members from raising other areas or issues that they may wish to include or re-prioritise the programme moving forward.


Councillor Miller asked if empty properties and anti-social behaviour could be included onto the work programme rather than an informal briefing session.


The Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer indicated that this issue had been raised in the Environment and Sustainable Communities OSC and Economy and Enterprise OSC and advised members that they were working with the service groupings and had plans for an informal Microsoft Teams session to allow as many members as possible to attend and have a discussion.


Resolved: That the Safer and Stronger OSC work programme for 2023/2024 and the flexibility it offers to respond to emerging issues be agreed.

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