Agenda Item No. 8


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning): 18th April, 2016


Report of the Managing Director


4th Quarter Scrutiny Decision Tracking of Recommendations


Purpose of the Report

  1. To advise Members of progress in relation to the Scrutiny Committee recommendations.
  • 3rd Quarter - October to December 2015 (Appendix A)
  • 4th Quarter - January to March 2016 (Appendix B).


  1. That the views of the Committee on the status of the actions listed in Appendices A and B to the report be sought.

Reason for the Recommendation

  1. To maintain effective tracking of the Committee's recommendations.


  1. An integral part of effective scrutiny is a mechanism for Scrutiny Committees to monitor their recommendations to ensure that desired actions are carried out and where necessary progress is reported back.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Appendices A and B attached to this report set out the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee and Members are requested to review progress against each recommendation, to assess whether further action may be required, ensure the required action is undertaken and to confirm which recommendations are to be agreed as completed.
  2. It is important that decisions of Scrutiny Committees are tracked and monitored as failure to do so could result in a risk that recommended courses of action will not be followed and consequently lost. This would undermine the credibility of the scrutiny process.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. None as a direct result of this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

  1. Citizens of the Vale of Glamorgan can easily access an efficiently managed service that is focused around their needs, are confident in how decisions are made and are proud to live in the Vale.

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. This report is in accordance with the recommendations of the WAO Democratic Renewal report and acknowledges the recommendations of the review of the Council's scrutiny function.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. Not applicable given the issue is an internal matter.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. All.

Background Papers

Relevant Scrutiny Committee and Cabinet minutes.

Contact Officer

Karen Bowen, Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer, Tel: (01446 709856)

Officers Consulted

Jeff Wyatt, Operational Manager (Democratic Services)

Jeff Rees, Principal Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer

Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas, Managing Director