Dorset Council - People and Health Overview Committee
Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: To be held via a Teams Live event

Contact: Helen Whitby  01305 224187 - Email:

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest.


Public Participation

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



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 Thursday, 17 September 2020.


Financial provision to the voluntary and community sector pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider a report by the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:


Future Working Models pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To discuss and agree future working arrangements for the People and Health Overview Committee.


Role/Terms of Reference


Overview and scrutiny is a statutory activity of the Council, its powers and responsibilities are set out in detail the Council’s Constitution. The Council will appoint members to 2 Overview Committees and 2 Scrutiny Committees:


· People and Health Overview Committee

· People and Health Scrutiny Committee

· Place and Resources Overview Committee

· Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee


Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000.


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.


In the absence of any alternative joint arrangements having been entered into, the Overview Committee and the Scrutiny Committee with primary responsibilities for:


(i) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Overview Committee and the Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory duties in relation to crime and disorder;


(ii) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory powers in relation to health scrutiny; and

(iii) “People and Health” shall be the Council’s Overview Committee and its Scrutiny Committee for the performance of the Council’s statutory functions in relation to education matters.


To consider the Cabinet's Forward Plan.


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To support the Chairman's recommendation to remove the current Forward Plan.


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 public for the following item in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 of schedule 12A 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.