Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 10th November, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Dorchester, DT1 1XJ. View directions

Contact: Lindsey Watson  01305 252209 / Email:


No. Item



To receive any apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 308 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2022.


Declarations of interest

To disclose any pecuniary, other registrable or non-registrable interests as set out in the adopted Code of Conduct. In making their disclosure councillors are asked to state the agenda item, the nature of the interest and any action they propose to take as part of their declaration.


If required, further advice should be sought from the Monitoring Officer in advance of the meeting.


Chairman's Update

To receive any updates from the Chairman of the Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee.


Public Participation

Representatives of town or parish councils and members of the public who live, work or represent an organisation within the Dorset Council area are welcome to submit up to two questions or two statements for each meeting.  Alternatively, you could submit one question and one statement for each meeting.  


All submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on 7 November 2022.


When submitting your question(s) and/or statement(s) please note that: 


·         no more than three minutes will be allowed for any one question or statement to be asked/read  

·         a question may include a short pre-amble to set the context and this will be included within the three minute period 

·         please note that sub divided questions count towards your total of two 

·         when submitting a question please indicate who the question is for (e.g. the name of the committee or Portfolio Holder) 

·         Include your name, address and contact details.  Only your name will be published but we may need your other details to contact you about your question or statement in advance of the meeting. 

·         questions and statements received in line with the council’s rules for public participation will be published as a supplement to the agenda 

·         all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting.


Dorset Council Constitution Procedure Rule 9 


Questions from Members

To receive questions submitted by councillors.  


Councillors can submit up to two valid questions at each meeting and sub divided questions count towards this total.   Questions and statements received will be published as a supplement to the agenda and all questions, statements and responses will be published in full within the minutes of the meeting. 


The submissions must be emailed in full to by 8.30am on 7 November 2022.


Dorset Council Constitution – Procedure Rule 13


Commercialisation Transformation Programme pdf icon PDF 730 KB

To consider a report of the Service Manager for Commercial and Procurement.

Additional documents:


Property Strategy and Asset Management Plan Update pdf icon PDF 418 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director – Assets and Property.

Additional documents:


Dorset Council Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy - Progress report Autumn 2022 pdf icon PDF 632 KB

To consider a report of the Sustainability Team Manager.

Additional documents:


Performance Scrutiny

A review of the relevant Dorset Council performance dashboard to inform the scrutiny committee’s forward plan and identify items for deep dives.


Committee members to flag up if any areas for potential review.


Operational – Corporate: Councillors Piers Brown, Barry Goringe and  David Shortell


Operational – Place: Councillors Mark Roberts, David Tooke and Jon Andrews


HR: Councillors Rod Adkins, Andy Canning and Bill Trite


The Chairman, Councillor Shane Bartlett, maintains an overview of all the above areas.


Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To review the draft Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee Forward Plan.


Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 360 KB

To review the Cabinet Forward Plan.


The Cabinet Forward Plan is provided to members of the Place & Resources Scrutiny Committee to review and identify any potential post decision scrutiny to be undertaken, by scheduling items into the forward plan to review after a period of implementation.


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.