Agenda and minutes

Corporate Select Committee - Monday, 5th June, 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Octagon Lounge, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Contact: Rachel Rourke Telephone: 01298 28400 ex. 2139  Email:

No. Item


To receive Disclosures of Interest on any matters before the Committee

1.    Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

2.    Other Interests


No declarations were made


Any matters referred to the Committee under the call-in procedure




To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 219 KB


RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2023 be approved as a correct record.


Bite Size Briefing (presentation)


The Executive Director (Finance & Customer Services), Head of Finance and Head of Democratic Services made a presentation to the committee which set out:

·         The Council’s Decision Making Process

·         Forward Plan

·         Overview and Scrutiny arrangements

·         Review of Scrutiny

·         Role of Corporate Select Committee

·         The development of a work programme

·         Task & Finish Groups

·         The role of officers


At the request of the Chair, additional information was also provided around the Quarter 4 draft outturn and the Glossop Halls and Future High Street Fund project (in confidential session).


Particular reference was made to the recent review of scrutiny undertaken by the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny, which made recommendations for further improvements including the establishment of a Select Committee Work Programming Group to oversee Work Programme prioritisation and Member Development.  The Work Programme is to be developed using a prioritisation tool (PAPER) and will be developed further following the priority setting workshop.  The role of Task and Finish Groups was also clarified, and members were provided with examples of successful studies undertaken.  It was noted that training around scrutiny would be provided in the Autumn.


Members were provided with an update around the draft Quarter 4 financial and performance update, which shows an improvement to Quarter 3, although some external information is awaited and a final outturn position will be available by mid June.  In response to a query, the expected overspend on the HRA is due to direct pay, and the costs of labour and materials and a full breakdown would be provided in due course.  It was noted that there will be a full review of KPIs for the housing repair service once the Corporate Plan was finalised.




That the presentation be noted.




Any questions referred to the Executive Member (Member Services to be advised of any questions at least 4 days prior to the meeting)