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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors T Jay, S Peaple and J Wade


In the absence of the the Chair the Vice Chair, Councillor D Cook chaired the meeting.  Councillor J Wadrup attended as a substitute for Councillor S Peaple. 

Councillor Wadrup arrived at 18.06


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 133 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2022 were approved as a correct record


(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor J Harper)



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


Councillor Cook gave the following update from the Chair


Just to note that the July meeting was cancelled as items were not ready.  The Street Market update as been added to tonight’s meeting. 


Responses to Reports of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee




Consideration of Matters referred to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee from Cabinet / Council




Forward Plan

(Discussion item – link to the Forward Plan below)


Browse plans - Cabinet, 2022 :: Tamworth Borough Council


No further items were identified form the Forward Plan for this Committee’s consideration.


Quarter one 2022/23 performance report pdf icon PDF 60 KB

(Report of the Leader of the Council)

Additional documents:



Report of the Leader of the Council to provide the Committee with an overview of Council performance update, risk, and financial health-check towards achieving the strategic priorities detailed within the Corporate Plan and Medium-Term Financial Strategy.  The information contained within the report covers performance for the first quarter of the financial year i.e., April to June 2022.  Cabinet will consider the report on 8th September 2022


The Leader was unavailable to attend to present the report.  The Committee felt they could not scrutinise and endorse the report in the absence of the Leader or Senior officers.  The Committee moved the following motions:



That the Committee


Agreed to set up an extra Corporate Scrutiny meeting to scrutinise the Quarter 1 performance report: and


Agreed that the Chair or Vice Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee attend Cabinet to request Cabinet’s attendance for to present the Quarter 1 performance report at a future Corporate Scrutiny Committee




(Moved by Councillor J Harper and seconded by Councillor D Cook)




Street Market Update pdf icon PDF 78 KB

(Report of the Assistant Director, Growth & Regeneration)


Report of the Assistant Director - Growth & Regeneration, to update Corporate Scrutiny Committee on the operation of Tamworth Street Market during its first year of trading under the new contract.


The Committee discussed the report and shared concerns about the bollards at George Street and Market Street that are still not working.  The following motions were moved:



That the Committee



Agreed to ask the Leader of Council to write formally to the County Council to resolve the issues with the bollards on George Street and Market Street



(Moved by Councillor S Goodall and seconded by Councillor D Cook)



Agreed to invite Matt Fletcher to attend a future Corporate Committee meeting to discuss the report and update on the quarterly meetings that take place with Market contractor.



(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor J Harper)



Working Group Updates

To provide any update on any working groups


There were no updates


Corporate Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 61 KB

(Discussion item)


The Committee considered it’s work plan for the year there were no changes to the workplan.