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Spending, jobs and recycling on scrutiny's agenda

Norfolk County Council, 12 September 2023 00:00

Council spending, work to support economic growth and the recycling service are among the topics to be considered by the scrutiny committee.

The committee meets on 20 September to consider reports on:

  • The council's financial monitoring, which includes details of £2.4 million of NHS money owed to the council being written off
  • The Government's move to abolish local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) like New Anglia and transfer responsibilities for economic growth to the county council
  • The recycling service, including the proposal to close the Mayton Wood recycling centre

Chair of scrutiny, Councillor Steve Morphew, said: "Scrutiny plays a crucial role in holding the council to account and checking that decisions stack up.

"Like many Council Taxpayers, I will be interested to hear what safeguards are being put in place to ensure we never again have to write off millions from bad debts with NHS partners. The relationship between the county councils and NHS bodies is complex. We need to ensure it is also transparent and accountable.

"The committee will also be interested to hear what the abolition of the LEP means for funding and support for economic development, especially now it is not connected to the devolution deal. How the Norfolk economy is developed is vital to creating and retaining skilled, well paid jobs so we need to understand how decisions are made and who we hold to account for making them.

"Recycling is always a hot topic and I've no doubt we'll explore how the proposed closure of Mayton Wood fits with the council's desire to increase recycling and reduce landfill."

The committee will discuss the reports when it meets at 10am on Wednesday, 20th September. You can watch the meeting, live or afterwards and read the reports.

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