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Venue: The Chamber - City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Contact: Lucy Fleming 

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


Any declaration of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.

Additional documents:


Chair's Business

To note any announcements from the Chair.


Public Forum

Up to 30 minutes is allowed for this item.


Any member of the public or councillor may participate in Public Forum.  The detailed arrangements for so doing are set out in the Public Information Sheet at the back of this agenda.  Public Forum items should be emailed to and please note that the following deadlines will apply in relation to this meeting:


Questions - Written questions must be received at least 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that questions must be received in this office at the latest by 5.00 pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received at latest by 12 noon on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that petitions and statements must be received in this office at the latest by

12.00 noon on Monday 28 November 2022


Please note: Questions, petitions and statements must relate to the remit of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board.



Cabinet report - City Leap Energy Partnership


1. As per the Mayor’s Forward Plan, a report is due to be submitted to the Cabinet on 6 December seeking approval for the appointment of Ameresco Ltd as the strategic partner for the City Leap Energy Partnership and to authorise officers to take all steps required to enter into the Partnership and any related matters.

2. A copy of the Cabinet report will be sent to OSMB members and published as a supplement to this agenda as soon as it is available ahead of the Cabinet meeting.  OSMB members will consider the report at this 29 November meeting with a view to their comments being submitted to the 6 December Cabinet meeting.

3. Certain aspects of the Cabinet report relating to particular financial and legal matters will be exempt from publication in accordance with access to information legislation.  It is anticipated that when this agenda item is reached, OSMB will first give consideration to these particular matters in ‘private’ exempt session (i.e. with the press and public excluded for that part of the meeting). It is likely that this exempt section of the meeting will last 30-45 minutes.  Once the exempt matters have been considered, the meeting will be re-opened to the press and public and it is anticipated that OSMB will then discuss the Cabinet report in public for a further (approximate) 45 minute period.





Resources Scrutiny Committee - Budget consultation update

To receive an update following on from the Extraordinary meeting of the Resources Scrutiny Commission held on 22 and 23 November.  Further details will be circulated as soon as practicable following the Extraordinary meeting.

Note: the Extraordinary meeting was set up specifically to consider the detail of the 2023/24 budget proposals as per the published budget consultation survey; members of the Council’s other scrutiny commissions attended the meeting to discuss relevant aspects of the budget proposals.


Climate Change Working Group scope / terms of reference pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Note: Further to the update given at the last meeting of OSMB on 27 October, a document setting out the scope / terms of reference of the Climate Change Working Group is enclosed for OSMB’s information.


Mayor's Forward Plan - Standing Item pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Note: the most recent update of the Mayor’s Forward Plan (as published on 7 November) is enclosed.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To note the work programme.