The Committee considered the report of the Director of Resources informing Members on the progress made to update the Maldon District Council Corporate Plan.
The report provided detailed information on the work undertaken to update the Council’s Corporate plan, include the new proposed external facing outcomes. The importance of engaging with the public, businesses and staff was highlighted and it was therefore suggested that a Member Task and Finish Working Group be established to distil the feedback received and ensure that the Corporate Plan update adequately considered the input made.
The Chairman put the recommendations as set out in the report and this was duly seconded.
In response to questions, the Chairman highlighted how since the last update to the Corporate Plan in 2019 there had been increased engagement and should the Working Group feel more engagement was required this could be introduced. There was some concern that the expertise and skills of Members not part of this Committee could be beneficial to the Working Group.
The Chairman proposed that the Working Group be formed of six Members of the Committee, four Independents and two Conservatives. He nominated Independent Councillors K M H Lagan, R H Siddall, W Stamp and C Swain and Councillor Mrs P A Channer nominated Conservative Councillors M F L Durham and Miss S White. This was duly seconded.
Councillor M W Helm proposed that one Member of the Democratic Alliance Group be added to the Working Group. In response, the Chairman advised that the Committee would need to vote on the proposal on the table and if it failed then they would consider the proposal of Councillor Helm.
The Committee voted on the recommendations set out in the report and the proposed Working Group Membership. This was duly agreed.
(i) that the progress made on developing the update to the Corporate Plan be noted;
(ii) that a Corporate Plan Task and Finish Working Group be established to review and validate the updated Corporate Plan prior to its referral to the Council in March 2021;
(iii) that the following Members of the Strategy and Resources Committee be appointed to serve on the Corporate Plan Task and Finish Group.
From the Independent Group:
Councillors K M H Lagan, R H Siddall, W Stamp and C Swain.
From the Conservative Group:
Councillors M F L Durham and Miss S White.
Councillor C Mayes joined the meeting during this item of business.