Scrutiny & Overview Committee - Tuesday, 6th June, 2023 6.30 pm

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

Contact: Simon Trevaskis  Email:

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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 96 KB

To approve the minutes of the meetings held on 17th and 22 May 2023 as an accurate record.


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Disclosure of Interests

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and other registrable and non-registrable interests they may have in relation to any item(s) of business on today’s agenda.


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.



Executive Mayor Update to Scrutiny & Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 78 KB

The Scrutiny and Overview Committee is asked to receive and review the update provided by the Executive Mayor.


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Improvement & Assurance Panel

To receive a verbal update from the Croydon Council Chief Executive, Katherine Kerswell, and the Chair of the Improvement & Assurance Panel, Tony McArdle.


Scrutiny Work Programme 2023-24, including the re-establishment of the Homes Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to:

1.     Agree the underlying principles to guide the work of the Council’s Scrutiny function in the forthcoming year.

2.     Agree that the remit of the Streets, Environment & Homes Sub-Committee will be divided through the formation of a separate Homes Sub-Committee until the end of 2024-25 municipal year.

3.     Agree that the terms of reference agreed for both the Streets & Environment and the Homes Sub-Committees in October 2022, as outlined in section 5, remain valid and are agreed.

4.     Agree to waive the requirement for the seats on the Sub-Committees to be allocated in line with the overall political balance of the Council.

5.     Agree the appointments (including regular and reserve members and chairs and vice-chairs) to the Sub-Committees as set out in Appendix 1.

6.     Note that Sub-Committee arrangements will revert to three sub-committees (Children & Young People, Health & Social Care and Streets, Environment & Homes) from the start of the 2025-26 municipal year, unless the Scrutiny & Overview Committee resolves otherwise.


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Scrutiny Recommendations pdf icon PDF 98 KB

The Scrutiny & Overview Committee is asked to

  1. Approve the recommendations made by its Sub-Committee’s for submission to the Executive Mayor for his consideration.
  2. Review the response provided by Mayor to recommendations made by the Scrutiny & Overview Committee.
  3. To agree whether to make any formal recommendations arising from the Scrutiny & Overview Committee meeting held on 22 May 2023.

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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.”



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