Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6.00 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Council Chamber, Blackdown House, Honiton

Contact: Susan Howl, Democratic Services Manager  01395 517541; email

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Public speaking

Information on public speaking is available online



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 7 March 2019




Declarations of interest

Guidance is available online to Councillors and co-opted members on making declarations of interest



Matters of urgency

Information on matters of urgency is available online



Confidential/exempt item(s)

To agree any items to be dealt with after the public (including the press) have been excluded. Thereare no itemswhich officersrecommendshould be dealtwithin thisway.



Decisions made by Cabinet called in by Members for scrutiny in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules

There are no items identified


Strata Service Delivery

An update on Strata Service Delivery, Performance over the last 12 months; following re-location to Blackdown House, and future plans. A presentation will be provided by Laurence Whitlock – IT Director, Strata Solutions for Government.


Broadband provision in rural areas - Presentation by Gigaclear

At its meeting on 22nd March 2018, the Scrutiny Committee discussed Broadband issues in rural areas (Minute 37, Broadband update refers) and made three recommendations to Cabinet.  When it met next on 2nd May, Cabinet considered the recommendations (Minute 216, Minutes of the Scrutiny Committee held on 22 March 2018 refers) and resolved that all of the recommendations be agreed.

At its meeting on 4th October 2018 (Minute 27, Itemfor information – Broadband in rural areas refers) Members considered progress on asking the Diocese for their continued support in using church premises to provide the infrastructure necessary for a Broadband solution for rural parishes. The Diocese were actively engaged in enabling rural broadband provision via approving use of church buildings to host equipment and had already approved the use of nine church buildings to host equipment in East Devon. This had been achieved via the CDS programme rollout to date.


A representative from Gigaclear will provide members with an overview of their current work in East Devon and recent developments in service delivery.


Scrutiny Committee Annual Report

Committee members to debate what is to be included in the Annual Report to be presented to Annual Council on 22 May.


Scrutiny Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 138 KB