Overview and Scrutiny Committee 1 - Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Virtual Meeting. View directions

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No. Item




Election of Chair


Election of Deputy Chair


Declarations of interest

Standing Items


Public questions (if any)

Please submit your questions by email before 12 Noon two clear working days before the meeting.


Councillor Questions (if any)

Please submit your questions by email before 12 Noon three clear working days before the meeting.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 127 KB

For Committee Members to identify any areas of work for future meetings of the Committee.

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Executive Forward Plan and verbal Executive Members' Updates

The Executive Forward plan can be found here.


Portfolio Holders:

Council Leader, Cllr Connett - Strategic Direction

Cllr Dewhirst - Recycling, Household Waste & Environmental

Cllr J Hook - Climate Change

Cllr Wrigley - Homes & Communities


Reports/Matters referred to the Committee


BAME Notice of Motion referred from Council 28 July 2020

Annual Council 28 July 2020 resolved the Notice of Motion on equality of representation in the Teignbridge District presented by Cllr Jeffries (as per the above link).


The resolved motion covers the following areas of work in which there are two principal categories of work (a) work which the Council can undertake itself and (b) work particularly child and adult education which the Council should undertake with Devon County Council as detailed below. The Audit Scrutiny Committee resolved on 26 August 2020 to deal with category (a) by the setting up of a review. The Overview & Scrutiny Committees are asked to consider and recommend to Executive and how they would like to take forward the resolutions (b) from Council.


(a)           Review of the Governance of the Council which will comprise:

                                I.            A review of the Council’s own HR and Equalities practices (including provision for member and officer training)

                              II.            The Council setting up an advisory board to consider BAME within the context an EIA for Covid 19

                            III.            A review of the Councillor Community Fund criteria to promote projects which address inequalities and raising educational attainment within underrepresented groups.


(b)  [The Council to] Work with Devon County Council (DCC) to explore the prospect of making changes the curriculum to include BAME experiences, contributions, and the FACTs of History, throughout the year:-


[The Council to] Explore the possibility of an education transformation project in conjunction with schools that creates a suite of curriculum resources specific to Teignbridge’s History:-


[The Council to] Lobby Government to invest and resource changes to the curriculum across the UK through the support of organisations such as The Black Curriculum and via associated campaigns:-


[The Council to] In partnership with DCC, [to] conduct a review of street names and monuments within Teignbridge to assess where information plaques relevant to uncovering the history of Imperialism and links to slavery can be put in place as soon as possible.


Fly Tipping pdf icon PDF 156 KB


Grounds maintenance weed control -non toxic weed control pdf icon PDF 550 KB


Performance Monitoring pdf icon PDF 330 KB

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