Scrutiny & Overview Committee - Tuesday, 22nd February, 2022 6.30 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: This meeting will be held remotely. View directions

Contact: Simon Trevaskis
0208 7266000  Email:

Note: Moved to 1 March 2022 

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Apologies for Absence

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



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 19 & 20 January 2022 as an accurate record.


Additional documents:


Disclosure of Interests

Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, they are required to consider in advance of each meeting whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest (DPI), an other registrable interest (ORI) or a non-registrable interest (NRI) in relation to any matter on the agenda.  If advice is needed, Members should contact the Monitoring Officer in good time before the meeting.  

If any Member or co-opted Member of the Council identifies a DPI or ORI which they have not already registered on the Council’s register of interests or which requires updating, they should complete the disclosure form which can be obtained from Democratic Services at any time, copies of which will be available at the meeting for return to the Monitoring Officer.

Members and co-opted Members are required to disclose any DPIs and ORIs at the meeting.  

·                Where the matter relates to a DPI they may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  

·                Where the matter relates to an ORI they may not vote on the matter unless granted a dispensation.   

·                Where a Member or co-opted Member has an NRI which directly relates to their financial interest or wellbeing, or that of a relative or close associate, they must disclose the interest at the meeting, may not take part in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not stay in the meeting unless granted a dispensation.  Where a matter affects the NRI of a Member or co-opted Member, section 9 of Appendix B of the Code of Conduct sets out the test which must be applied by the Member to decide whether disclosure is required.

The Chair will invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3, to be recorded in the minutes.



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.



Report in the Public Interest concerning the refurbishment of Fairfield Halls and related governance arrangements - Action Plan

The Committee is recommended to:

1.    Consider and review the Action Plan attached at Appendix 1B;

2.    Consider any proposed amendments or feedback that it wishes to make on the action plan; and

3.    Submit that feedback in a report to Cabinet at its meeting on 21 March 2022.

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Budget Scrutiny 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

The Scrutiny and Overview Committee is asked to:-

1.     Note the update to be provided on the delivery of the 2021-22 budget and setting the 2022-23 Budget.

2.     Consider the conclusions of the Committee on 2022-23 budget, to be submitted to the Budget Council meeting on 28 February 2022, including:-

a.     Reaching a conclusion on deliverability and sustainability of the 2022-23 budget.

b.     Reach a conclusion on whether sufficient evidence has been provided to conclude that there is understanding of the key risks and ownership of the proposals by the Council’s political leadership.

c.     Consider whether there are any further conclusions on the 2022-23 budget the Committee would like to bring to the attention of Council.


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.”