Agenda

Agenda

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Contact: Tom Hudson, Scrutiny Officer  email  DemocraticServices@oxford.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Announcements and verbal updates from the Chair and/or the Scrutiny Officer

Announcements and verbal updates on matter relevant to the agenda items or to the operation of the Panel from the Chair; Scrutiny Officer; or with the Chair’s permission from other officers in attendance.

4.

Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Recommendation: that the open and confidential notes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021 be approved.

Additional documents:

5.

Tree Planting and Management pdf icon PDF 233 KB

The Scrutiny Committee has asked the Companies Scrutiny Panel to consider a report concerning tree planting and management by ODS, specifically in light of discussions arising from the Council’s Urban Forest Strategy. ODS representatives Laura Harlock, Parks and Open Spaces Manager, Jason Munro, Head of Service (Operations), and Simon Howick, Managing Director, have been invited to attend for this item.

The Panel is asked to consider the report, NOTE it, and AGREE any recommendations the Panel may wish to make to the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group or to the Cabinet.

6.

Items to be considered in private

Items to be considered in private - matters exempt from publication

 

If the Panel wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the agenda or at any other point in the meeting, it will be necessary for the Panel to pass a resolution to that effect in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. .

 

The Panel may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

7.

Shareholder and Joint Venture Group reports

Shareholder and Joint Venture Group reports for consideration are are listed separately below.

8a

ODS reports

To consider the ODS reports to the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting on 20 December 2021, of which there are two.

The Panel is asked to consider the report and AGREE the questions or issues it wishes to raise at the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group meeting.

Simon Howick, ODS Managing Director, will be present to support the presentation of this report and answer any questions arising.

 

8b

OCHL report

No OCHL report is scheduled for this meeting.

 

8c

Barton Report

No Barton report is scheduled for this meeting.

 

8d

OxWED report

No OxWED report is scheduled for this meeting.

 

9.

Date of the Next Meeting

Meetings are scheduled to be held on:

 

24 March 2022 (OCHL, Barton and OxWED)

07 April 2022 (ODS)

 

The Panel is also asked to note that an additional meeting is likely to be arranged around early February to consider an OxWED paper, which is due to go to a meeting of the Shareholder and Joint Venture Group later that month.