Agenda

Venue: Virtual meeting via MS teams

Contact: Clare Gray 

Media

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
Note No. Item

10.00 am

1.

Apologies for absence/ change in membership

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2.

Declarations of interest

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 473 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 24th September 2020 to be confirmed as a correct record.

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4.

Public questions

No public questions have been submitted for this meeting.

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5.

Chairman's Update

For the Chairman to update Members on Communities and Localism scrutiny activities since the last meeting.

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6.

Covid Update - Verbal Update from the Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

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10.10 am

7.

Voluntary and Community Strategy update pdf icon PDF 846 KB

The Committee will receive an update on the Voluntary and Community Strategy. The intention is that the Strategy would provide a high-level framework to guide partners across Buckinghamshire in how to work together towards a whole system, place-based approach to working with the Voluntary Community Sector (VCS) and local communities to address needs.

 

Presenters:-

Gareth Williams – Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Mark Ormerod – Director of Leap

Claire Hawkes – Service Director Localities and Strategic Partnerships

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11.10 am

8.

Town and Parish Council Charter pdf icon PDF 623 KB

The Committee will receive an update on the Town and Parish Council Charter. The charter will act as a framework (memorandum of understanding) to support partnership working and inform Buckinghamshire Council’s approach to liaison with local councils. It will set out the relationship between the new Buckinghamshire Council and the 169 town and parish councils in Buckinghamshire, including how to harness the opportunities to strengthen partnership working and improve services for residents. It sets out the joint principles and respective roles, responsibilities and expectations, and it will be a live document which will be refreshed regularly in consultation with town and parish councils.

 

Presenters:-

Gareth Williams – Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Claire Hawkes – Service Director for Localities and Strategic Partnership

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11.55 am

9.

Domestic Violence and Abuse update pdf icon PDF 734 KB

The Committee will receive an update of recent and planned activity regarding Domestic Violence and Abuse. This report will help inform the Work Programme of this Select Committee by identifying possible areas of focus for the meeting in March 2021.

 

Presenters:-

Gareth Williams - Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Rebecca Carley – Communities Engagement and Safety Manager

Faye Blunstone – Communities Project Manager (Domestic Violence and Abuse)

 

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12.25 pm

10.

Draft Work Programme and update on Inquiry pdf icon PDF 339 KB

The Committee will note the Work Programme.

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12.30 pm

11.

Date of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting is 21 January 2021 at 10am.

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