Decision details

Review of Outside Bodies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Consideration was given to recommendation OS 23/53 of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee of 16 November 2023 in respect of the recent review of appointments to outside bodies.


Cabinet gave due regard to the views of the Committee, the financial and value for money considerations and the legal implications and supported the distribution of outside bodies appointments being divided between the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the 3 Scrutiny Select Committees to enable effective engagement to be undertaken as it was recognised that the organisations all operated very differently, with varied requirements from their nominated representative. As a result of the review, there was consensus that the perceived benefits were being achieved although it was apparent that there was a lack of consistent reporting back to the Borough Council.




(1)             the approach of distributing the annual appointments to outside bodies list between the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the 3 Scrutiny Select Committees, as set out in 1.2.3 of the report, be endorsed by Cabinet; and


(2)             each Scrutiny Committee be invited to consider how to receive feedback from the outside bodies assigned to them.


Publication date: 11/01/2024

Date of decision: 09/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/01/2024

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