Venue: Committee Room 1 - Civic Suite. View directions
Salena Mulhere (SGM Interagency, Service Development & Integration) opened the meeting and invited nominations for Chair and Vice Chair. The Working Group unanimously agreed to appoint Councillor Bonavia as Chair and Councillor Sheikh as Vice Chair.
There were no declarations of interest.
Cllr Bonavia explained that the purpose of the meeting was for the Working Group to discuss and agree the process for delivering the recommendations of the Local Democracy Review.
Salena Mulhere introduced the report and outlined the delivery approach proposed by officers, which included:
§ Managing the implementation of the review as a single programme of work, which translated the recommendations into a number of related projects and activities
§ Clustering the recommendations into eight thematic areas, with a ‘LDWG Champion’ for each area
§ Incorporating the recommendations made by the Barriers To Politics Working Group into the oversight responsibilities of the relevant ‘LDWG Champion’
She also outlined the suggested resources required to facilitate this delivery approach and advised that the draft Work Programme presented at Appendix A would be further developed once the LDWG champions had had an opportunity to review their areas of responsibility and meet with the lead officers.
The Working Group welcomed the iterative approach to delivering the recommendations suggested in the draft programme plan (i.e. testing and refining ideas with a wide range of stakeholders).
It was proposed that an update on all short-term recommendations be presented at the next meeting of the Working Group (rescheduled to 17th July), with the aim of completing these before the meeting in September 2019. It was also proposed that a final recommendation on the future structure and approach for Overview & Scrutiny be presented at the Working Group meeting in January 2020 to enable consideration by Full Council in February 2020.
RESOLVED: The Working Group noted the work undertaken by officers during April and early May 2019.
RESOLVED: The Working Group agreed the proposed delivery approach.
RESOLVED: The Working Group agreed the following LDWG Champions and second members:
RESOLVED: The Working Group noted the suggested resources required.
RESOLVED: The Working Group should set out their view on the resource implications of any proposal before it is referred to Mayor & Cabinet or Full Council for further decision.