Agenda and draft minutes

Co-ordinating Overview and Scrutiny Group - Monday 6th September 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting via ZOOMA

Contact: Tracy Tiff, Deputy Democratic Services Manager  01604 837408

Link: Please click here to view this meeting online

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Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.



There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 July 2021.


The minutes of the meeting held on 21 July 2021 were agreed as an accurate record


Announcements from the Chair

To receive any communications from the Chair.


There were no announcements from the Chair.


Work Programming Consultation Process pdf icon PDF 979 KB

The Co-ordinating Scrutiny Group to finalise Work Programming Consultation Process for the three Scrutiny Committees


At the Chairs invitation the Deputy Democratic Services Manager (DDSM) presented the report and advised of two amendments to the wording for the Committees consideration.


The DDSM invited the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group to ask questions and discuss the report.


The Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group discussed and considered the merits of extending the Proposed List of Groups that would be consulted with a view to maximising the coverage of the Consultation Work Programming.  Deliberation included the addition of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Northamptonshire Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHFT), Northampton General Trust and the Police. The Committee authorised the DDSM to make the amendments, which included any further additional organisations presented by the Committee members and the DDSM would present a draft of amendments for the Committees ratification.


Consideration was given by the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group to the language used in the draft on-line questionnaire.  The Committee required this to reflect the work that had already been carried out by the Council and should be reworded by the DDSM.


The Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group agreed that, once a resident had expressed an interest, they should be provided with a channel through which they would be kept informed.  The DDSM would circulate the Democratic Services email address to the Committee.  Further consideration to be given to providing information and updates via:

·       Email group

·       Website

·       Facebook Community Groups

·       Networking with Parish Councils



(1)  That, subject to the following amendments, the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group commented and approved the draft consultation process for the Overview and Scrutiny work programming process:


Updated the survey to include Members’ comments: Overview and Scrutiny Work Programme Survey (


Urgent Business

The Chair to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.



There were no items of Urgent Business.