Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Climate Change and Communities Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 26th July, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Arc, Clowne

Contact: Jo Wilson  Scrutiny and Elections Officer

No. Item


Election of Chair


Due to the remote attendance of the Chair and Vice Chair and their attendance not formally recorded under current legislation, Members of the Committee were required to elect a Chair for the meeting. 


Moved by Councillor Jen Wilson and seconded by Councillor Evonne Parkin.

RESOLVED that Councillor David Dixon be elected as Chair for the meeting.



Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Mary Dooley, Clive Moesby and David Downes.



Declarations of Interest

Members should declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable

Pecuniary Interest and Non Statutory Interest as defined by the

Members’ Code of Conduct in respect of:


a) any business on the agenda

b) any matters arising out of those items and if appropriate, withdraw

from the meeting at the relevant time.


There were no declarations of interest made.



Review of Voluntary & Community Sector Grant Allocations pdf icon PDF 328 KB

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The Scrutiny & Elections Officer presented the final review report to Members acknowledging the amendments agreed at the previous meeting.  It was noted that the relevant Portfolio Members had been briefed and that a draft of the report had already been considered at the Executive pre-meet for the August meeting.


The Executive and Partnership Strategy Manager thanked Committee Members for their commitment to the review and for the work undertaken.  She acknowledged that it had not been an easy review to undertake and that officers knew this when suggesting the service area for review.  She felt the final report was thorough and robust.  The service was confident that they could now move forward with the next steps to future proof the grant allocation process.


Councillor Evonne Parkin agreed with the sentiments and thanked the Scrutiny Officer for the support received and the work completed both during the review and producing the final report.  This was echoed by all other Members in attendance.


Councillor David Dixon commented that the report was comprehensive and reflected the findings of the Committee.  While he felt there had been lots of uncertainty at the beginning of the review in terms of how the issues identified could be addressed, he was very pleased with the final product and recommendations agreed, and curious to see the outcomes of the review and the new grant allocation scheme.


Moved by Councillor David Dixon and seconded by Councillor Evonne Parkin.

RESOLVED that (1) the recommendations of the review outlined in section 2 of the report be endorsed,


(2) the report be presented to the Executive for approval in accordance with the Scrutiny Committee Terms of Reference – Part 3.6 (3) of the Constitution,


(3) if approved by the Executive, the Committee monitors the recommendations over a twelve month period via the PERFORM system with an update report to Committee at the end of the monitoring period.


(Scrutiny & Elections Officer)