Decision details

Decision maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No



a)    the way the Council has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to date, in particular the fact that the Council has delivered all essential Council services in full, along with other priority services and additional COVID-19 responsibilities, be noted and welcomed;


b)    the COVID-19 related Executive decisions taken to date as set out in Appendix C, be received and duly endorsed;


c)    the extension of free Town Centre parking until 7 September 2020, be approved;


d)    the initial approach to the recovery phase of the pandemic, be approved;


e)    approval be given to the Recovery Strategy as set out in Appendix D;


f)     to agree the following and recommend to Council for approval:


·         the establishment of a new COVID-19 Response and Recovery Scrutiny Panel made up of 7 Members including a Chair and Vice-Chair (to be reviewed at the Annual Council Meeting in May 2021);


·         the Terms of Reference for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Scrutiny

·         Panel as set out in the report at Appendix E;


·         the membership of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Scrutiny Panel, in accordance with political balance






·         the positions of Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Scrutiny Panel to receive the same Special Responsibility Allowance as the Scrutiny Panel Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen (£5,956 and £1,687 respectively), subject to having consulted with the Independent Remuneration Panel.


Report author: Ruth Dennis

Publication date: 03/07/2020

Date of decision: 30/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 30/06/2020 - Cabinet

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