Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday 21 September 2023 5.00 pm

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

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 133 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2023 (copy attached).


Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registerable or non-registrable 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.


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



Western Suffolk Community Safety Partnership Monitoring Report (April 2022 to March 2023) pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/012


Council Davis from Babergh District Council will be attending to present the report as the Chair at the time of the reporting period.


Richard Baldwin from Suffolk County Council will also be attending to provide support in terms of the County overview of community safety.


Modern Slavery Update pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/013



CCTV at West Suffolk Council

A presentation will be given by the Cabinet Member for Operations, which will provide an overview of the council’s CCTV service, including the services provided, staffing, costs and income, incidents, arrests and equipment, (including Hikvision cameras).



Suffolk County Council Health Scrutiny Committee - 12 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/014


Report to be presented by the Council’s appointed representatives on the Health Scrutiny Committee.

Additional documents:


Suffolk County Council: Police and Crime Panel - 14 July 2023 pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/015


Report to be presented by the Council’s appointed representatives on the Police and Crime Panel.


Additional documents:


Cabinet Decisions Plan: 1 September 2023 to 31 May 2024 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/016

Additional documents:


Work programme update pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report number: OAS/WS/23/017

Additional documents:

Part 2 – exempt