To consider a report of the Executive Member for Covid-19 Recovery and Reform.
The Executive Member for Covid-19 Recovery and Reform submitted a report which summarised progress on the Council’s Digital Strategy. It noted that Digital was now recognised as a key enabler of the locality priorities and a contributor to the financial challenges faced by the Council; and that the Council’s Digital Strategy 2020-23 provided the focus for its digital ambitions over the coming years. The report provided further detail of the Strategy’s key themes, the progress achieved during 2020 and the first half of 2021, and the remaining work needed in digitally modernising the Council and its operations. The Executive Member noted the impact on progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, but drew attention to the key areas of focus for the forthcoming year. In response to a question regarding progress in relation to the Greater Manchester Full Fibre network programme, it was agreed that a response would be provided outside the meeting.
RESOLVED – That the progress made on implementing the digital strategy, as detailed within the report, be noted.