Venue: Virtual Meeting via MS Teams

Contact: Clare Gray 


Webcast: View the webcast

Note No. Item

10.00 am


Apologies for absence/changes in membership


Declarations of interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 482 KB

The minutes of the meeting held on 19th November 2020 to be confirmed as a correct record.


Public questions

No public questions have been submitted for this meeting.


Chairman's Update

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


Covid update - Verbal update from the Cabinet Member for Communities and Publlc Health

10.30 am


Update on Culture, Sport and Leisure pdf icon PDF 978 KB

The Committee will receive an update on culture, sport and leisure



Mr Gareth Williams, Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Mr Patrick Hogan, Cabinet Member for Culture

Mr Clive Harriss, Cabinet Member for Sports and Leisure


Richard Barker, Corporate Director Communities

Sophie Payne, Service Director Culture, Sports and Leisure 

11.30 am


Town and Parish Council Charter

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.



Gareth Williams – Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Health

Claire Hawkes – Service Director for Localities and Strategic Partnership

12.00 pm


Draft Work Programme and update on Inquiry pdf icon PDF 347 KB

The Committee will note the Work Programme.


Date of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting is Thursday 18 March 2021 at 10am.