Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 22nd July, 2021 9.30 am

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No. Item



To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 June 2021 (SC.3 - SC.6), previously circulated.


The Decision:


That the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 17 June 2021 (SC.3 - SC.6), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


Health and Safety Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Report of the Director of Environment


The Director of Environment presented the Health and Safety Annual Report which provided an update on the Council’s achievements in health and safety management during 2020/21 against the actions in the Corporate Health and Safety Plan and presented the plan for 2021/22, copies of both were attached as an annex to the report.


The Committee acknowledged the vast amount of work that had been undertaken by officers, both internally and externally, with regard to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic.


The decision:


That the Health and Safety Annual Report 2020/21, the Corporate Health and Safety Plan for 2020/21 and the new plan for 2021/22 be noted.


Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Chairman


At the meeting held on 17 June 2021, the Committee agreed that consideration of carrying out an in-depth policy review be postponed due to the ongoing circumstances regarding the Covid-19 Pandemic and that this be reconsidered at the meeting scheduled to take place in July 2021.  The Committee acknowledged that the circumstances had not significantly changed and agreed to postpone carrying out any policy reviews at the current time.


The decision:


That the carrying out of an in-depth policy review be postponed at the current time due to the exceptional circumstances occasioned by the Covid-19 Pandemic.