Agenda and minutes

Scrutiny Co-ordination Committee - Monday, 15th April, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Stockport. View directions

Contact: Stephen Fox  (0161 474 3206)


No. Item


Minutes pdf icon PDF 60 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 February 2019.

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The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 4 February 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.


The following interests was declared:-


Personal Interest




Lisa Smart

Any discussion relating to the Centre for Public Scrutiny as she had carroed out work for that organisation.






To consider call-in items (if any).


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There were no call in items to consider.


Performance and Resources Framework 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive


The report updates the Committee on the comprehensive review of the Portfolio Agreements, including the measures and targets for 2019/20, which provide the basis for in-year progress reports on delivery. These reflect the high-level priorities set out in the new Council Plan, with the aim of developing policies and processes that reduce bureaucracy, are fit for purpose and ensure good governance therefore enabling effective and efficient decision-making.


The Committee is requested to note and comment on the proposals set out in the 2019/20 Portfolio Agreements.


Officer Contact: Peter Owston on 0161 474 3274 or email:


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Representatives of the Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the comprehensive review of portfolio agreements, including the measures and target for 2019/2020 which provide the basis for in year progress reports on delivery.


The following comments were made/issues raised:-

·         Councillors discussed and noted the work that had already been carried out in respect to developing the portfolio agreements for 2019/2020 and noted that the final drafts would be submitted to the July cycle of Scrutiny Committees.

·         It was also noted that the intention was to carry on with the revised format for reporting which hoped to reduce duplication and to better focus on reporting on measures and targets.

·         The Committee welcomed the continued development and implementation of a Performance Dashboard – demonstrated to Chairs in late 2018 – which aimed to ensure a consistent approach to reporting across Portfolios through a suite of measures with clear definitions and reporting formats in relation to the targets.


RESOLVED – That the proposals for the 2019/2020 portfolio agreements be noted.