Not a giant leap for mankind, but certainly a small step this morning.
At the last meeting of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, which I now chair, we were frustrated that the Combined Authority forward plan provided for us to comment on was five weeks out of date. The updated version was published the afternoon after we’d met in the morning. As one of the key roles of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee is to comment and ask questions on the forward plan, not having the up-to-date plan limits our ability to do our job.
At the request of the Committee, I asked the Combined Authority Board to ensure its forward plan was updated and published in time for the Committee to consider it. I’m delighted to see this morning that the latest forward plan (dated three days ago) is in our agenda pack for our Overview & Scrutiny meeting next Monday.