Scrutiny & Overview Committee - Tuesday, 7th September, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Simon Trevaskis
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Apologies for Absence

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



Minutes of the Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on the following dates as an accurate record:-

·         9 February 2021

·         15 June 2021 (to follow)

·         6 July 2021

·         17 August 2021


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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.



Scrutiny Improvement Programme pdf icon PDF 101 KB

The Committee is asked to endorse the proposed approach for delivering the recommendations arising from the Scrutiny Improvement Review.

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Finance Performance Report pdf icon PDF 163 KB

The Scrutiny and Overview Committee is asked to:-

  1. Note the contents of the Cabinet report considering the Period 3 financial monitoring position and forecasts as set out in the appendices to this report.

2.    Considered whether there are any areas of in need of further scrutiny that should be scheduled for later in the year by either the Committee or one of its Sub-Committees.

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Report in the Public Interest - Quarter 2 Update pdf icon PDF 158 KB

The Committee is asked to review the second quarterly update, including the outcomes of the initial internal audit, on the work to achieve the recommendations set out in the Report in the Public Interest with a view to satisfying itself that the actions still to be delivered remain on track.

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Community Safety Strategy pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Having held briefings with the partners involved in the development of the new Community Safety Strategy, the Committee is asked to provide its own comments which will be fed into the final strategy when it is considered later in the year.



Cabinet Response to Recommendations from the Scrutiny & Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to review the response given by the Cabinet to recommendations made by the Committee and consider whether any further action is necessary.

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Scrutiny & Overview Work Programme 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:-

1.            Note the current position of its Work Programme for 2021-22,

2.            To consider whether there are any other items that should be added to the work programme.

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Membership of the Health & Social Care Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:-

1.    Approve the addition of a co-optee from the Croydon Adult Social Services User Panel (CASSUP) to the membership of the Health & Social Care Sub-Committee.

2.    To confirm the appointment of the Vice-Chair from CASSUP to fill this co-optee role for the remainder of 2021-22.


Update on the Town Centre Task & Finish Group pdf icon PDF 120 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:-

1.    Agree to agree the membership of the Town Centre Task & Finish Group.

2.    Agree the changes to the scope for the Task and Finish Group and consider whether any further changes are needed.

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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.”