Decision details

Closure of the Climate Change Working Group and the Cycling and Walking Working Group - SEP22/CAB/29

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Climate Change and Environment Scrutiny Committee has recently been established. This report seeks support to close the Climate Change Working Group, to ensure duplication does not occur. The report also seeks support to close the Cycling and Walking Working Group as the Climate Change and Environment Scrutiny Committee agreed the formation of a time-limited

cross party Cycling and Walking Scrutiny Task and Finish Group.

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1. Agree to close the Climate Change Working Group

2. Agree to close the Cycling and Walking Working Group

Reasons for the decision:

It is recommended that the Climate Change Working Group close as the function will now be covered by the newly established Climate Change and Environment Scrutiny Committee. It is recommended that the Cycling and Walking Working Group close, as the function will now be covered by the newly established Cycling and Walking Task and Finish Group.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is to not cease the Climate Change Working Group, however this was rejected as this would lead to duplication between the working group and scrutiny committee.

 

The alternative option is not to cease the Cycling and Walking Working Group. The time-limited Task and Finish group was resolved to be the most appropriate mechanism to discuss the LCWIP and rural cycling strategy by the Climate Change and Environment Scrutiny Committee. Beyond these projects, there are no future programme of projects that will require input from a working group and so it is proposed that Cabinet close the Cycling and Walking Working Group.

Publication date: 20/09/2022

Date of decision: 20/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 20/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/09/2022

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