Working Parties, Forums and Programme Advisory Boards (PABs)

DPD Climate Change & Sustainable Buildings Working Group

To bring forward a Development Plan Document for consideration by the Cabinet and Council in respect of Climate Change and Sustainable Buildings

Joint (With Stratford District Council)Arrangements Steering Group (JASG)

To oversee and monitor the Implementation Programme, the Risk Register and the Communication Plan To oversee and supervise joint working across both councils • To consider business cases for joint working and make recommendations to each council as appropriate • To act as the forum where issues or reports in relation to joint working are discussed prior to consideration by each councils’ decision-making processes To receive regular reports on: Progress against agreed actions, Realisation of projected savings, Emerging issues and risks together with proposed mitigation measures To recommend steps relating to the communication of matters relating to joint working To establish and maintain protocols to deal with any conflicts of interest of individual officers engaged in joint working To consider and recommended resolution of any dispute arising between the councils after the implementation of joint working decisions To oversee the work of, and receive reports from, any sub groups which are established by JASG

Members - Trades Unions Joint Consultation & Safety Panel

The functions of the Panel shall report to the Employment Committee through its minutes on the following: (i) To provide and maintain regular and effective lines of negotiation, consultation and communication between the Council and its employees; (ii) To consider and make recommendations to the Employment Committee on matters referred to it by either side of the Panel; (iii) To consider any matters referred to it by the Council and/or a committee of the Council; (iv) To receive and make recommendations on issues of health and safety, monitor reported accidents that occur on Council property; and (v) Recommend appropriate action.

PAB - Climate Change

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Programme Director for Climate Change Service Area and covers topics such as the Climate Emergency Action Plan, tree programmes, Net Zero Carbon Development, and Tachbrook Country Park.

PAB - Economy & Culture

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Development, and Culture, Tourism & Leisure Service Areas and covers topics such as economic development and inward investment, events and markets, culture and arts, and tourism.

PAB - Health & Community Protection

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Community Protection, Housing, and Assets Service Areas, and covers topics such as Environmental Health and Licensing, Safeguarding, Community Safety and CCTV, Health and Wellbeing, Community Leadership, Parish Champions, and Health and Safety.

PAB - Housing & Assets

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Housing, Assets, and Culture, Tourism & Leisure Service Areas and covers topics such as the Housing Revenue Account and Business Plan, Strategic Housing Functions, the Development Programme, Bereavement Services, Asset Management, and the Community Stadium.

PAB - Neighbourhood & Leisure

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Deputy Chief Executive, and Culture, Tourism & Leisure Service Areas and covers topics such as public conveniences, car parking, green spaces, refuse and recycling, play areas, the Newbold Comyn Master Plan, and sports and leisure projects.

PAB - Planning & Place

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Development Service Area, and covers topics such as physical infrastructure, regeneration, building control, development management, land charges, and planning enforcement.

PAB - Resources

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the Finance Service Area, and covers topics such as budget and finance, audit and risk, procurement, and revenues, benefits, and customer services.

PAB - Strategic Leadership

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board covers corporate policy, partnerships, governance, and democracy.

PAB - Transformation

The Programme Advisory Board will act in advisory capacity, or providing guidance, in developing and delivering the projects/policies of Warwick District Council and in doing so, enabling backbench members to have greater involvement in shaping the Cabinet decisions of the Council, particularly on services, key projects and programmes (but not day to day operations). This also helps to utilise the skills, knowledge and talent of all Councillors in a more effective way. This board is part of the ICT and People & Communications Service Areas, and covers topics such as digital strategy, broadband delivery, digital infrastructure, communications, and human resources.

Royal Leamington Spa Town Centre Transformation Board

The cross-party Board which is made up of eight Councillors will be meeting regularly to oversee the preparation of a Transformation Framework for the town centre, with the aim of co-ordinating new development programmes, projects funding bids and regeneration schemes. Of the eight Councillors, two are from the County Council and one from Royal Leamington Spa Town Council

South Warwickshire Plan Advisory Group

To act in an advisory capacity to the Joint Cabinet/Executive Committee of Stratford-on-Avon District Council (SDC) and Warwick District Council (WDC) and to provide guidance in preparing the South Warwickshire Plan (SWP). The South Warwickshire Plan Advisory Group (SWPAG) will advise on the policies and strategy of the SWP and will provide a place where key issues for the SWP can be informally discussed in a confidential setting prior to any formal scrutiny or decision making. SWPAG is not a decision-making group and does not have a formal scrutiny function but will act as an informal working / steering group to inform the preparation of the SWP.

St Mary's Lands Working Party

The Working Party operates without a formal set of terms of reference but largely in an understood way of being able to discuss issues in confidence. It is not a Council Committee and so has no formal authority, rather it has influence. Any conclusions/recommendations it makes are fed either into Council officer delegated decisions; or into reports to the Council’s Executive; or, into the decision making processes of the other participating bodies.

Warwick District Conservation Advisory Forum

The Purpose of the Conservation Advisory Forum is to assist in protecting and enhancing the District's special historic and architectural character