Agenda and minutes

OSMB, Overview and Scrutiny Management Board - Thursday, 8th September, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: City Hall, College Green, BRISTOL

Contact: Allison Taylor 

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Welcome, Introductions and Safety Information pdf icon PDF 91 KB


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the 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.


Please note that the Register of Interests is available at


Any declarations 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 Meeting held on 15 June 2016 and reconvened on 27 June 2016 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To approve as a correct record.

Additional documents:


Action Sheet of 15 June 2016 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

To note actions carried out.


Minutes of Extraordinary Meeting held on 24 August 2016 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve as a correct record.


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 3 clear working days prior to the meeting.  For this meeting, this means that your question(s) must be received in this office at the latest by 5 pm on Friday 2 September 2016


Petitions and Statements - Petitions and statements must be received on the working day prior to the meeting.  For this meeting this means that your submission must be received in this office at the latest by 12.00 noon on Wednesday 7 September 2016.



International Strategy pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The report is a first attempt by the council to draw together a collective story about Bristol’s international work (from within the council and by other organisations or communities in the city), and to provide a strategic forward plan for engagement with cities outside the UK.

Additional documents:


Delivering the Corporate Plan - Outturn Performance Report for 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 821 KB

To note the outturn performance report at the final, Q4 2015/16 position.


Performance Reporting Framework 2016 onwards pdf icon PDF 186 KB

The performance reporting framework currently reported to OSMB and elsewhere in the organisation is based on the Corporate Plan 2014/17 and the governance arrangements of the previous administration. The new administration will require new performance reporting arrangements reflecting their priorities and governance arrangements.


Quarter 1 Finance Report pdf icon PDF 728 KB

To provide a progress report on the Council’s overall financial performance, including against the approved revenue and capital budgets for the 2016/17 financial year that were approved by Council on 16 February 2016.


Audit Referral - Public Engagement at meetings pdf icon PDF 64 KB

To consider the Audit Committee Referral.


Cabinet Referral - Elimination of the Gender and Race Pay Gap pdf icon PDF 72 KB

At Full Council on 31st May, the Mayor announced his intention to prioritise a review of the inequality of pay policy in the city from a race and gender perspective. He asked that Scrutiny support this work. 



Mayor's Response regarding Cabinet Referral - Budget Timetable and Mayor's Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 38 KB

To receive for information a written reply from Mayor Rees following the OSM referral to Cabinet on 4th July 16 relating to the Mayor’s Forward Plan and Budget Timeline.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Shadow Work Programme 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To note the Shadow Scrutiny Work Programme for 2016/17.


Mayor's Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 305 KB

The report provides the August 2016 version of the Mayor’s Forward Plan.


Protocol for dealing with exempt items pdf icon PDF 63 KB

The need to note that the outcomes of a review of the process for dealing with exempt and confidential material will be reported to OSMB later in the municipal year.



Scrutiny Resolution and Full Council Motion Tracker pdf icon PDF 305 KB

The tracker provides a summary of Scrutiny resolutions and Full Council motions and progress to date.


Date of Next Meeting

9 February 2017.