Services Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 19th September, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, District Council Offices, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG.

Contact: Tom Scott  01246 217045 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interests and/or other interests, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.


Notes of the Informal Meeting pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To endorse the notes of the Informal Services Scrutiny Committee held on 11 July 2023.


The Equalities Plan 2023-27 pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To consider the draft Equalities Plan 2023-27


Report of the Information, Engagement and Performance Manager, to be presented by the Council’s Improvement and Equalities Officer.

Additional documents:


Annual Ombudsman Report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 465 KB

Presentation of and discussion with the Council’s Customer Service Manager


Additional documents:


The Council's People Strategy

Presentation and discussion with the Council’s Managing Director on the People’s Strategy


The Council's Engagement and Improvement Strategy

Presentation and discussion with the  Director of Finance and Resources and Section 151 Officer on the Council’s Engagement and Improvement Strategy


Medium Term Financial Plan Budget Monitoring Report April- June 2023 (Q1) pdf icon PDF 829 KB

Report of the Director of Finance and Resources and Section 151 Officer


Compressed Working Hours pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Four-day working week trial carried out by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Government Response  - Report of the Assistant Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer

Letter from Lee Rowley, MP attached as Appendix 1.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan of Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider the Forward Plan of forthcoming Cabinet Decisions.


Work Programme

To consider future items for the Committee’s Work Programme.


(Governance Scrutiny Support)


Additional Urgent Items

To consider any other matter which the Chair of the Committee is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency.


Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Services Scrutiny Committee is scheduled to take place on 21 November 2023 at 10.00 am.