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To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting.
RESOLVED – that the minutes of the meeting held on 23 June 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.
The Director: Policy & Governance presented the Annual Scrutiny Report to the committee.
The report covered the work of the Council’s scrutiny committees in the 2021/22 municipal year, looking at each committee’s work individually and setting out some key statistics regarding Telford & Wrekin’s scrutiny function.
Before being presented at full Council, two formatting issues noted during the presentation would be resolved.
The board was provided with an overview of the draft scrutiny work programme for the new municipal year by the Director: Policy & Governance.
Each committee had a number of standing items and a number had items for follow up or review from their previous year’s work. Suggestions for new items had been sought through a comprehensive consultation process and were presented in the document highlighted in yellow to distinguish them from those items already on the programme.
Members were supportive of the programme and agreed with the advisory comments that had been provided during the review stage. These comments suggested timings and formats for reviews. Some comments included recommendations for joint pieces of work where issues cut across committee remits, such as in the case of the Council’s transport strategy.
The state of healthcare provision in the Borough was a key concern of the Board and was expected to constitute a large piece of work for scrutiny for the year to come.
No amendments to the draft work programme were requested.