The Strategy and Resources Committee exercises
any function not delegated to another Committee, an officer or
reserved to full Council. In particular it makes recommendations
concerning the Council’s budget to full Council. The
Committee will also carry out those statutory and non-statutory
functions falling within its area of responsibility as set out
below, working within the budget and policy framework previously
approved by Council, except where such functions remain reserved to
the Council or have been delegated to any other Committee within
the Council’s Scheme of Delegation. The Committee will
recommend to full Council new, or changes in previously approved,
policies as well as making joint arrangements or delegating
decision making to Strategic Directors. However, this does not
prevent that Committee from choosing to exercise the function
Areas of responsibility include:
Appointments to Outside Bodies
Business and Financial Planning
Compulsory Purchase Orders
Emergency planning and business continuity
Health and Safety (internal)
Human Resources and Equalities
Legal and Democratic Services
Local Ombudsman Investigations
Overall strategic direction of the Council
Oversight of Major Programmes and Projects
Property and Asset Management
Safer Sutton Partnership
To make recommendations as appropriate on matters reserved to Full
Council for decision, including the budget and policy
To be responsible for decision making in respect of the Council's
services and activities other than those specifically delegated to
To be responsible for the allocation between committees of annual
budget control totals, information technology, property and other
To review the use of resources by committees and to agree in-year
variations to capital and revenue estimates between committees in
excess of £250,000 capital and £500,000 revenue and
within the overall budget framework.
To agree the delegation of its functions to other committees.
To consider and respond to reports or recommendations from the
To make appointments to outside bodies.
To consider Local Ombudsman investigations.
To make a Compulsory Purchase Order.
To consult other committees as appropriate in the formulation and
development of programmes and plans.
To be consulted by other committees on any issues raised relating
to the performance and provision of services.
To agree the acquisition and disposal of land where the value is in
excess of £1million
The Strategy and Resources Committee may
delegate a function to another committee, make joint arrangements
or delegate to senior employees.
However, this does not prevent the Committee from choosing to
exercise the function itself.