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Update on the Our Cambridge Programme Including the Direction of the Future Council as Part of the Wider Cambridge System

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Transformation

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To note and discuss progress to date and the proposed principles and next steps set out in the report.


Matter for Decision

The committee noted a paper providing an update on the following areas:

·                The progress made on preparing the council for transformation since the inception of the Our Cambridge Programme (OCP) in October 2021

·                The programme’s scheduled activity during the next 3 months that will establish the strategic design of future council services

·                The current investment made in by the council in the OCP and an explanation of any variance against pre-programme forecast


Decision of Executive Councillor for Finance, Resources and Transformation


Noted the approach and progress of the Our Cambridge Transformation Programme outlined in the report; and noted the proposals for the development of the organisation design for presentation to S&R in October 2022.

Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee noted that the descriptions in the revenue improvement section (page 163 of the agenda) will be adapted to reflect the work on transformation and Our Cambridge which has taken place since October 2021.


The Committee and Executive Councillor noted the update report.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.

Publication date: 28/10/2022

Date of decision: 11/07/2022