Agenda and decisions

Strategy and Resources Committee - Tuesday, 14th November, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Epsom Town Hall, View directions

Contact: Email:  tel: 01372 732000

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Questions and Statements from the Public

To take any questions or statements from members of the Public.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 308 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes and Restricted Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 21 September 2023 (attached) and to authorise the Chair to sign them.

Additional documents:


Risk Management Strategy Review pdf icon PDF 324 KB

The annual review of the Risk Management Strategy has been conducted by officers. This version incorporates recommendations from our internal auditors (SIAP), and addresses points raised by council members and officers over the last year.

Additional documents:


Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)       Approve the revisions to the Risk Management Strategy as attached at Appendix 1 to the report.

(2)       Agree to run a workshop with key councillors and officers to review: a) the council’s risk appetite, and b) risk targets, and how these could be applied in practice.


Conferring the title of Honorary Alderman pdf icon PDF 299 KB

The report invites the Committee to consider conferring the title of Honorary Alderman.


Following consideration, the Committee resolved with 6 votes for, 1 abstention and the Chair not voting:

(1)           To recommend that the Council places on record its deep appreciation of the eminent services to the Council rendered by

a.    former Councillor Eber Kington

b.    former Councillor Chris Frost, and

c.    the late former Councillor Clive Smitheram (awarded posthumously)

(2)           That a Special Meeting of the Council be convened immediately following Full Council on 12 December 2023, at which members will be recommended to confer the title of Honorary Alderman.


Staff Pay award pdf icon PDF 238 KB

This report provides information and options for the committee to make a recommendation to Council for a staff pay award for 2024/25.


Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)       Recommend to full council a 6% pay award for staff for 2024/25 as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report.


Urgent decisions pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To report to this committee the decisions taken by the Chief Executive and Directors on the grounds of urgency, in compliance with Appendix 2 to the Constitution.


Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved:

(1)       To note the urgent decisions taken and the reasons for those decisions, since the last meeting of the Committee.




The Chair informed the Committee that no report had been published for this item, as the need for a report had been superseded by grant funding and the availability of internal funding.

Accordingly, the matter was not considered by the Committee and no vote was taken.