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Election of Chair for the meeting



RESOLVED to elect Councillor Dr Simon Peaple as Chair of the meeting


(Moved by Councillor Sheree Peaple and seconded by Councillor Robert Bilcliff)


The following motion was moved but not carried:


To elect Councillor Simon Goodall as Chair of the meeting.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 347 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 25th August 2020 were approved as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor Simon Goodall and seconded by Councillor Robert Bilcliff)


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of Members’ interests (personal and/or personal and prejudicial) in any matters which are to be considered at this meeting.


When Members are declaring a personal interest or personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they have dispensation, they should specify the nature of such interest.  Members should leave the room if they have a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of which they do not have a dispensation. 




There were no declarations of interest.


Chair's Update


There was no Chair’s update.


Responses to Reports of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee


The Chair reported that following the meeting of the Committee on 25th August, the recommendation of this Committee on the Initial Impact of the Pandemic on the Council’s Business Aims was taken to Cabinet on 10th September 2020 and Cabinet agreed to look at the longer term finances of the Heritage assets for Tamworth.


Forward Plan

Discussion item – Link to the Forward Plan



The Chair reported that given the major service reviews which were underway, the time to consider further matters would be following the outputs of such reviews.


Corporate Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the Committee’s Work Plan.


It was agreed that the Committee’s work plan would be as set out below, with the Quarter 2 QPR to be considered at the Committee’s next meeting and with the Chair, Councillor Jay, continuing to use discretion to update as necessary.


Corporate Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan 2020 – 2021







19th November 2020

Quarter 2 2020/21 Quarterly Performance Report



10th December 2020

Review of Legal Services (post implementation)

November 2019


10th December 2020

Update on corporate prioritisation


August 2020

3rd February 2021

Quarter 3 2020/21 Quarterly Performance Report



3rd February 2021

Review of Write-Offs (interim)


July 2020

3rd February 2021

Update on Potential Legal Actions

October 2020

11th March 2021

Solway trading company update



Quarter 4 2020/21

Asset Management update


December 2019

June 2021 (tbc)

Review of Write Offs (full update)


July 2020

Dates to be agreed


Market tender progress Update

August 2019


Parking Toolkit review

October 2019


Housing Repairs & Investment Contract Review

November 2019


Solway Trading Company Update (2x per year)

December 2019


Gungate Masterplan

January 2020


Review of Cabinet decisions over previous 12 month period (circulate to members post June meeting for comment)

June 2020






Upcoming Corporate Scrutiny Committee Meetings

19 November 2020

10 December 2020

3 February 2021

11 March 2021



Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider excluding the Press and Public from the meeting by passing the following resolution:-


“That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meeting and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, and Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and / or 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act and the public interest in withholding the information outweighs the public  interest in disclosing the information to the public”


At the time this agenda is published no representations have been received that this part of the meeting should be open to the public






That members of the press and public be now excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that the business involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and/or 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


(Moved by Councillor Robert Bilcliff and seconded by Councillor M Oates)


Update on Potential Legal Actions

(Report of the Executive Director, Organisation – To Follow)


The Committee received the Update on Potential Legal Actions from the Executive Director, Organisation.


The Committee considered the report and thanked the Executive Director for her update, and agreed that this item should remain on the Committee’s work plan for review in three months’ time and to make the following recommendation to Cabinet:




That Cabinet note that the Corporate Scrutiny Committee had considered this item and that it recommended to Cabinet that the Leader of the Council be involved in any decisions in respect of any legal proceedings, in addition to the relevant Portfolio Holders.


(Moved by Councillor Robert Bilcliff and seconded by Councillor Simon Goodall)