Gloucestershire Economic Growth Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday 29 November 2017 1.30 pm

Venue: Cabinet Suite - Shire Hall, Gloucester. View directions

Contact: Jo Moore 01452 324196 

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To note any apologies.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 98 KB

a)    To review the actions from the committee meeting held at Shire Hall on 6 September 2017 (minutes attached). 


b)    To confirm the minutes of the meeting held at Tewkesbury Borough Council on 19 October 2017 (minutes attached).


c)    To review the arrangements for hosting meetings at District/Borough Councils.

Additional documents:


Declarations of Interest

Members of the committee are invited to declare any pecuniary or personal interests relating to specific matters on the agenda.


Please see note (a) at the end of the agenda.



Gloucestershire Connects Study

Scrutiny members are encouraged to attend the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting at Shire Hall on the morning of 29 November 2017, where the Joint Committee will receive a presentation on the Gloucestershire County Council commissioned study of ‘What is the future role for road and rail to support strategic connectivity in Gloucestershire by 2050?’.


Project Director, Martin Revill, will give a short overview of the presentation at the Scrutiny Committee meeting, (1.30pm on 29 November 2017). .


Scrutiny members will be invited to discuss initial themes and challenges emerging from the first phase of the study at this meeting.


Education, Employment and Skills pdf icon PDF 110 KB

a)    An update from Pete Carr, Lead Commissioner: Employment and Skills (Scrutiny Members are requested to consider the ESF Skills and Employability Update Report presented at the Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting on 29 November 2017). Report attached.


b)    ESF (European Social Fund) Funded Projects Presentations


                                      i.        Learn Direct – Natasha Panchbhaya

                                     ii.        South Gloucestershire and Stroud College – Sara-Jane Watkins



Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee/GFirst LEP Update

a)    Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee


b)    GFirst LEP


To aid understanding, members are encouraged to consider the papers for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting in advance of the Scrutiny Committee meeting.


The Joint Committee meeting will be held in the Cabinet Suite, Shire Hall, Gloucester at 10.00 am on the morning of Wednesday 29 November 2017. Scrutiny committee members are invited to attend this meeting in an observer capacity. 


Please refer to the following link to view the agenda and supporting documents for the Gloucestershire Economic Growth Joint Committee meeting.





Work Plan pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To review the committee work plan and suggest items for consideration at future meetings.


Future meetings

To note the dates of future meetings: -


22 February 2018

14 March 2018

20 June 2018

5 September 2018

31 October 2018

21 November 2018