Changes to decision-making arrangements

THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED AND A REPORT ON THE FINDINGS IS AVAILBLE TO DOWNLOAD BELOW.

The changes we consulted on are :-

Area Forums - To set up informal area forums in place of area committees.  The area forums would be informal meetings dealing with issues of local concern and interest. Funds are available to ensure they can meet at least once a quarter if desired, and maybe more frequently depending upon local choice.

Ward Member budgets - To give each member of Council £1,500 to spend in relation to their Ward.

Planning - to set up two area planning committees to deal with planning applications.  One committee would decide upon applications for the west of the City and one committee would decide upon applications for the east of the City.  The committees would meet monthly and would usually be held in the Town Hall.

Reaching executive decisions - To introduce single member executive decision making.  The draft proposal is to split decisions presently reserved to the City Executive Board so that many of them are decided by individual Executive Board members.  All decisions would continue to be made in public and could be 'called in' by scrutiny committees.

A paper with further information, in particular on Ward member spending rules and on the types of decisions that single executive members will be able to reach, was available throughout the consultation (see below).

This consultation has now closed.

Timeline

  • Opened
    18 Feb 2011 at 16:00
  • Closed
    25 Mar 2011 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    02 May 2011

Details

Area Covered
Who we are consulting Area Committees/Forums, City Councillors, Community Groups, Council Staff, County Councillors, General Public, Resident Groups, Voluntary Sector
Who we are consulting (others)
Who we are consulting (committees)
Methods Used Online Consultations, Group discussions
Contact Details

William Reed, email: wreed@oxford.gov.uk