Decision details

TDC and Parish & Town Councils Collaboration - OSP Report

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In July 2022, The Overview and Scrutiny Panel commissioned the Collaborations Working Party to review how the Council could improve closer working relationships with parish and town councils for improved service delivery to Thanet residents. The review reported its findings back to the Overview and Scrutiny Panel who in turn recommended them to Cabinet. Those findings in the form of the Working Party’s final report are attached at Annex 1 to this report.


Cabinet accepted all the recommendations of the TDC and Parish &Town Councils Collaboration Scrutiny Panel.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendations from the Scrutiny Review Working Party were agreed by Cabinet as they encouraged a closer and more collaborative working relationship between Parishes and the District Council, which would benefit both parties and the local community

Alternative options considered:

To reject some or all of the recommendations of the Scrutiny Review Working Party, this was not done as the Council wants to improve the relationship between Parishes and the District.

Publication date: 25/10/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/11/2023

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