Scrutiny & Overview Committee
Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Simon Trevaskis
0208 7266000  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.



Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 20 May and 11 June 2019 as an accurate record.


Additional documents:


Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.



Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



Delivery of the Libraries Plan 2019-2028 pdf icon PDF 208 KB

The Committee is asked to review progress made to date and future plans for the delivery of the Libraries Plan 2019-2028, including capital investment in Croydon’s libraries.


Community Infrastructure Levy - Policy & Strategy pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Scrutiny Committee is asked to review the report and consider whether it wishes to make any recommendations.


Corporate & Statutory Annual Complaints Report 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 920 KB

The Committee is provided with a copy of the Annual Complaints Report for 2018-19 for their information and is asked to consider whether they wish to make any recommendations based on the content of the report.


Freedom of Information (FOI) & Subject Access Requests (SARs) pdf icon PDF 429 KB

Report to follow.


Scrutiny Work Programme 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

The Committee is asked to agree the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2019-20.


Update from the London Scrutiny Network

To receive a verbal update from the Chair of the Scrutiny & Overview Committee on the recent meeting of the London Scrutiny Network held on 5 July 2019.


Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities pdf icon PDF 428 KB

The Committee is asked to consider whether it wishes to make any recommendations on the new Scrutiny Guidance to the Governance Review Panel.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”



Part B