Dorset Council - Place and Resources Overview Committee
Monday, 21st September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: A link to the meeting can be found on the front page of the agenda.. View directions

Contact: Lindsey Watson  01305 252209 / Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes of former scrutiny committees - for information only

To note the minutes of the meetings of the Place Scrutiny Committee held on 23 July 2020 and Resources Scrutiny Committee held on 19 August 2020.


Place Scrutiny Committee 23 July 2020


Resources Scrutiny Committee 19 August 2020


Please note that links to these minutes are included for information only and not for the purpose of confirming as a correct record.


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Chairman's Update

To receive any updates from the Chairman of the Place and Resources Overview Committee and to note the committee’s terms of reference as set out below:


The Overview Committees shall:

(i)        Review and develop policy at their own initiative and at the request of the Cabinet.

(ii)       Oversee major consultations and make recommendations to Cabinet and full Council.

(iii)      Monitor performance of services in accordance with the targets in the Corporate Plan.

(iv)      Provide a clear focus on finding efficiency savings in accordance with requirements in the Council’s financial strategy.

(v)       Monitor expenditure against available budgets and make recommendations to the Cabinet

(vi)      Make reports and recommendations to the full Council or the Cabinet on matters which affect the authority’s area or its inhabitants.


Public Participation pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To receive questions or statements on the business of the committee from town and parish councils and members of the public.


Public speaking has been suspended for virtual committee meetings during the Covid-19 crisis and public participation will be dealt with through written submissions only.


Members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area, may submit up to two questions or a statement of up to a maximum of 450 words.  All submissions must be sent electronically to by the deadline set out below.  When submitting a question please indicate who the question is for and include your name, address and contact details.  Questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda.


Questions will be read out by an officer of the council and a response given by the appropriate Portfolio Holder or officer at the meeting.  All questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 


The deadline for submission of the full text of a question or statement is 8.30am on Wednesday 16 September 2020.


Dog-related Public Space Protection Order pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider the matters within the report and make any comments on the draft Order and recommend the draft Order (as amended) to Cabinet at their meeting on 6 October 2020.

Additional documents:


Draft Place and Resources Overview Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To review a draft forward plan for the Place and Resources Overview Committee (attached).


To review the Cabinet Forward Plan.


To review recent Cabinet decisions (click on links below to view):


8 September 2020


28 July 2020


30 June 2020


5 May 2020


Urgent items

To consider any items of business which the Chairman has had prior notification and considers to be urgent pursuant to section 100B (4) b) of the Local Government Act 1972. The reason for the urgency shall be recorded in the minutes.


Exempt Business

To move the exclusion of the press and the public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph x of schedule 12 A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


The public and the press will be asked to leave the meeting whilst the item of business is considered.


There is no exempt business.