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No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 27 June 2019.


Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.


Local Government Reform (LGR) Update

Presentation by Assistant Chief Executive


New HR Arrangements pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of Assistant Director: Customers and Corporate Services


Purpose of report


To advise Members of how the council’s HR function is now provided following separation from Cherwell District Council (CDC) including how the service has since developed and will continue to be so until vesting day.




The meeting is recommended to:


1.1           Note this report.



Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.


Exclusion of Press and Public

The following reports contain exempt information as defined in the following paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of Local Government Act 1972.


1 - Information relating to any individual.


2 - Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual


3– Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


4 – Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.


Members are reminded that whilst the following items have been marked as exempt, it is for the meeting to decide whether or not to consider each of them in private or in public. In making the decision, members should balance the interests of individuals or the Council itself in having access to the information. In considering their discretion members should also be mindful of the advice of Council Officers.


Should Members decide not to make a decision in public, they are recommended to pass the following recommendation:


“That, in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business, on the grounds that they could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Schedule 12A of that Act.”


Update on Separation from Cherwell District Council

Exempt report of Executive Director Resources


Joint Planning Policy Unit

Exempt report of Assistant Director Planning and Economy


Revenues and Benefits Service

Exempt report of Executive Director Finance