The Director of Business and Culture presented above report, previously circulated to Members. He stated that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to adopt the Service Plan for 2019/20 for the Business and Culture Directorate.
He stated that in previous years Members were invited to a half day briefing session which gave Members an opportunity to meet the officers within the Business and Culture Directorate. He stated that officers would provide a series of presentations on each of the key areas within the Service Plan which could prove useful, particularly for any new Councillors and Committee Members after the local Council elections. He added that if Members were in agreement a date could be arranged for June 2019.
The Chair stated that she had attended a previous briefing session which she found very helpful and informative and concurred that it would be beneficial, particularly to new Members of Council.
Councillor Mellon stated that she supported the proposal and that from the perspective as a new Councillor, introductions from officers and other Members had resulted in a much easier working environment.
Recommended that (i) Members adopt the Service Plan 2019/2010 for the Business and Culture Directorate and; (ii) Arrangements to be made to hold a half day briefing session for new Committee Members.