Scrutiny Management Panel - Monday, 5th February, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: James Harris on 023 9260 6065  Email:


No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2023 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2023 be confirmed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.


Updates on scrutiny recommendations upheld by Cabinet in 2023 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

The panel will receive updates on progress made in the respect of implementing the recommendations of the below reviews:


·     Housing & Social Care Scrutiny Panel - Review of Provision of breaks / respite for carers (recommendations agreed by Cabinet on 27 June 2023); and


·     Economic Development, Culture & Leisure Scrutiny Panel - Review of Engagement with Culture and Leisure (recommendations agreed by Cabinet on 27 June 2023)


Verbal updates will be provided by the relevant cabinet members, with the update on the Review of Engagement with Culture and Leisure supplemented by the attached written report.


Overview of Portsmouth City Council Budget and Council Tax 2024/25 and Medium Term Budget Forecast 2025/26 to 2027/28

(Information only Item)


An overview of the budget will be provided by Mr Chris Ward, s151 Officer.


An opportunity will be given to the panel to ask questions.


The panel may also put forward for consideration at Cabinet any collective comments.


Members are advised that the budget papers will be included in the agenda for the 6 February 2024 Cabinet meeting and are expected to be published on 29 January 2024 when they will be available to view on the Council's website via the following link:


Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 6th February, 2024, 2.30 pm Portsmouth City Council


Review into the use of 'Systems Thinking' within Portsmouth City Council pdf icon PDF 1 MB

RECOMMENDED that the panel considers and approves the report from the Task & Finish Group and submits it to Cabinet for consideration.

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