Issue - meetings

Economic Development Working Group Update (OSC)

Meeting: 11/09/2023 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee (Item 6)

Economic Development Working Group Update

Reporting Person: Councillor Javaid

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The Committee received a verbal update on the work of the Economic Development Working Group from its Chair.

The Group Chair was keen to focus the resources of the Working Group on the Commercial Strategy.  The Chair was concerned that the staffing and budget cuts as represented in the Medium Term Financial Strategy would negatively impact the economic development of the Borough.

Officers recognised the importance of economic development to the Borough and hoped that the Council would be able to work with Surrey County Council in the future.

The Commercial Strategy was a key tenet of the work of the Improvement and Recovery Programme (IRP).  Updates on the Strategy would be provided when the Committee received updates on the IRP.