Agenda item

Mid Year Risk Management Update Report 2019/20

Report of the Managing Director


The Managing Director submitted a report (previously circulated) updating Members on the approach to and outcomes from the Council’s Risk Management processes.


It was reported that Risk Management was an essential part of effective and efficient management and planning and it strengthened the ability of the Council to achieve its objectives and enhance the value of the services provided.


It was also reported that positive progress continued to be made within the Authority regarding the management of key strategic risks and the submitted report outlined the work and processes undertaken by Officers to manage operational risks.


The submitted report outlined these risks which are plotted on to a standard likelihood and impact matrix with reference to the management controls in place and working; and detailed progress made on improvement actions for those risks that had been identified as above the appetite line.


Particular reference was made to the operational risk outcomes highlighted in the submitted report and in particular recent changes to the Council’s new Tree and Woodland Strategy 2020-30 following a recent court case, to inspect highway trees bi-annually.  Members requested further details on the cost implications of this change to policy.


RESOLVED – That the Risk Management report be noted.


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