MAIDSTONE BOROUGH COUNCIL
23 JULY 2014
REPORT OF THE SCRUTINY COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Report prepared by Tessa Mallett
1. OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY ANNUAL REPORT 2013-14
1.1 Issue for Decision
1.1.1 To consider the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report for 2013-14.
1.2.1 That the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2013-14, attached as Appendix A, be noted.
1.3 Reason for Recommendation
1.3.1 The Maidstone Borough Council Constitution states “Overview and Scrutiny Committees may report annually to the full Council on their workings and make recommendations for future work programmes and amended working methods if appropriate” (Part One, article 6.3 (d)).
1.3.2 The attached report summarises the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees during 2013-14 and highlights key issues going forward.
1.4 Alternative Action and Why Not Recommend
1.4.1 The Council could choose not to receive the Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report, however this could diminish knowledge of the work of the Committees and would fail to keep the full membership updated on changes to the function.
1.5 Impact on Corporate Objectives
1.6 Risk Management
1.6.1 There are no risks associated with the Council noting the Annual Report.
1.7 Relevant Documents
1.7.1 Appendix A – Overview and Scrutiny Annual Report 2013-14.
1.8 Background Documents