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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Jones.


It was noted that Councillor Jones had been appointed to this Committee and the Chair thanked Councillor Harper who had recently retired as a member of this Committee.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 195 KB


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 1 February 2022 were approved as a correct record.


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



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


The Chair reported that an all councillors briefing on treasury management activities led by the Executive Director, Finance and supported by the Council’s treasury management consultants, Link Asset Services, had been held on 9 February 2022.


Responses to Reports of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee


The Chair reported that at the February Committee meeting the Committee considered the Post Implementation Review of My Tamworth Portal item and made a recommendation to Cabinet requesting that the Audit & Governance Committee look at the tendering process. 


The Committee’s recommendation was presented to Cabinet at its meeting on 17 February 2002 and Cabinet supported that and requested that the Audit & Governance Committee report back to Cabinet or Corporate Scrutiny on its findings.




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




Forward Plan

Please see the link to the Forward Plan:




There were no further items identified by the Committee for its consideration at this point.


Draft Annual Report of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee for 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 50 KB

(Report of the Chair of the Committee)

Additional documents:


The Chair reported that this draft Annual Report for 2021/2 aimed to summarise the work covered by the Committee this year.  He reported that it would be updated following this meeting to cover any relevant items from this meeting.  Following that the final version would be prepared for presentation to full Council in the next municipal year.



Corporate Scrutiny Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Discussion item


It was noted that this was the final scheduled meeting for this municipal year.  No additional items were added to the work plan.  The work plan is set out below:


 Corporate Scrutiny Work Plan

Work Plan 2021 – 2022













Dates to be agreed


Update on corporate prioritisation

August 2020

July 2022 (tbc)

Market Contract – post implementation review

November 2021


Parking Toolkit review – working group to be formed (Cllr S Goodall)

October 2019

Bi-annual updates (March & September)

Solway Trading Company Update

December 2019


Gungate Masterplan

January 2020


Joint Waste contract update

June 2021


Reset & Recovery Workstreams

November 2021


Investment Review

November 2021


Staffordshire Leaders Board

February 2022

May / June 2022 (tbc)

Asset Management Strategy

February 2022


Upcoming Corporate Scrutiny Committee Meetings




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 paragraph 3 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 Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


(Moved by Councillor Dr S Peaple and seconded by Councillor R Ford)



Update on Solway (Tamworth) Ltd

(Report of the Leader of the Council)


The Chair welcomed the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive, the Head of Economic Development and Regeneration and the Regeneration Officer to the Committee for this item.


After consideration of the update provided, it was agreed that the Committee noted the report, and that the Chief Executive would take forward the recommendations contained within the report to Cabinet or Council (as appropriate), taking into account the comments made by the Committee.