Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 2 September 2021 5.00 pm

Venue: Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3Y

Contact: Christine Brain: Democratic Services Officer  Email:


No. Item



Procedural matters




Any member who is substituting for another member should so indicate, together with the name of the relevant absent member.


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meetings held on 10 June 2021 and 8 July 2021 (copies attached).


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Formal decision making on 'minded to' decisions

Taking into account the ‘minded to’ decisions made during the non-decision making virtual meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee held on 10 June 2021, the Committee is required to formally resolve the following matters:


1.       Minutes of the meeting held on 18 March 2021.


2.       Review of Council Markets – Membership:


-      Councillor Ian Shipp (Mildenhall)

-      Councillor John Burns (Haverhill)

-      Councillor Marion Rushbrook (Smaller Markets/Clare)

-      Councillor Patrick Chung (Bury St Edmunds)

-      Councillor Michael Anderson (Newmarket)

-      Councillor David Palmer (Brandon)



Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, no later than when that item is reached and, when appropriate, to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.


Announcements from the Chair regarding responses from the Cabinet to reports of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Part 1 – public


Public participation

Members of the public who live or work in the district are welcome to speak and may ask one question or make a statement of not more than three minutes duration relating to items to be discussed in Part 1 of the agenda only.


If a question is asked and answered within three minutes, the person who asked the question may ask a supplementary question that arises from the reply.


In accordance with government guidance, the Council has developed general protocols on operating buildings safely in order to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus and will apply to members of the public registered to speak.


We would therefore strongly urge anyone who wishes to register to speak to notify Democratic Services by 9am on the day of the meeting so that advice can be given on the arrangements in place.


There is an overall limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.



Consideration of Councillor Call for Action pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/21/016

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Suffolk County Council: Health Scrutiny Committee - 7 July 2021 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/21/017

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Cabinet Decisions Plan: 1 September 2021 to 31 May 2022 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/21/018

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Work programme update and suggestions for scrutiny pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/21/019


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Part 2 – exempt