Scrutiny & Overview Committee - Tuesday, 30th March, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. 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.



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.



Urgent Item: Scrutiny Update on Regina Road pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To receive an update on the Council’s response to the housing conditions at Regina Road and the terms of reference for the subsequent investigation.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Improvement Review

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:

1.  Receive and accept the findings of the CfGS Scrutiny Improvement Review,

2.  Agree that the recommendation will be incorporated into the Croydon Renewal Plan,

3.  Recommend to Council that the CfGS Scrutiny Improvement Review for noting,

4.  Agree that Recommendations 1, 5 & 6 are prioritised for delivery.

5.  Agree to commission the CfGS to develop a training programme for Scrutiny which will be incorporated into Council’s overall programme for Member Learning & Development to be overseen by the Ethics Committee.

6.  Work with the CfGS to develop a work programme that is focussed on the priorities of the Council and allows Scrutiny to add value to the ongoing improvement journey.

7.  Agree to set up a Scrutiny Co-ordination Group to monitor and steer the scrutiny work programme.

8.  Note that an overarching Information Protocol is being developed for Members taking into account the recommendations in the CFGS Scrutiny Improvement Plan and the Croydon Renewal Plan.


Review of Libraries Public Consultation - Phase One

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to review the information provided from the first stage of the Libraries Public Consultation and is asked for its feedback on the following:-

1.            The consultation activities undertaken so far.

2.            Options for achieving the savings target within the Libraries service.


Establishment of the Town Centre Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:-

1.    Agree to set up a task and finish group to undertake a review on the future of the Town Centre in Croydon.

2.    To review and agree the scope for the Task and Finish Group, set out in the report.


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.”