Agenda item

Work Programme

Report of the Director of Legal and Governance



The Committee received a report containing the Committee’s Work Programme for consideration and discussion. The aim of the Work Programme was to show all known, substantive agenda items for forthcoming meetings of the Committee, to enable this committee, other committees, officers, partners and the public to plan their work with and for the Committee. It was highlighted that this was a live document and Members input to it was invaluable. Sections 2.1 in the report; References from Council and petitions were noted.


It was confirmed that the Sheaf Valley item on the work programme would brought back to committee in the summer 2023, subject to resource requirements.  A discussion took place around what could be done about officer capacity and it was noted that the work programme was very full. 


It was suggested that the Committee put forward comments as part of the Governance Review around the concerns of officer capacity and the amount of work the committee considers in its work programme.


The Chair stated that the Council was in it’s 13th year of funding cuts and officers were having to pick up more and more work.  It was noted that the issue would be raised with the Executive Director-City Futures around the capacity issues, but it was advised that the council had been in discussion with SYMCA to seek more resource support.


The Director of Investment, Climate Change and Planning advised that he recognised the points raised and the work loads going through this committee.  The recent work programme session held with officers and members of the committee should be the first of many to ensure that the work programme is being regularly reviewed.  It was advised that officers would look at further opportunities with various models through the governance review to increase the revenue budget of the committee.


Members advised that they would welcome a further session on the work programme and the committee should be prioritising the climate work and leading on the response to this.


The Chair advised that Co-Chair Julie Grocutt requested an item be included on the committee’s work programme for Speed limit on Rails Road/Bingley Road.  This would be included in the work programme for further discussion.






1.    That the Committee’s work programme, as set out in Appendix 1 be agreed, including any additions and amendments identified in Part 1;


2.    That consideration be given to the further additions or adjustments to the work programme presented at Part 2 of Appendix 1;


3.    That Members gave consideration to any further issues to be explored by officers for inclusion in Part 2 of Appendix 1 of the next work programme report, for potential addition to the work programme; and


that the referrals from Council and Local Area Committees (petition and resolutions) detailed in Section 2 of the report be noted and the proposed responses set out be agreed.


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