Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services

Telephone number: 07895 213820


Date: 10 December 2021




A meeting of the

Scrutiny Committee

will be held on Monday, 20 December 2021 at 6.00 pm

as a virtual meeting


The public part of this meeting will be broadcasted live here:



Members of the Committee:


Nathan Boyd (Chair)

Jerry Avery

Ron Batstone


Eric De La Harpe

Hayleigh Gascoigne

David Grant

Ben Mabbett

Patrick O’Leary

Max Thompson

Substitutes Councillors

Paul Barrow

Eric Batts

Samantha Bowring

Andy Foulsham

Alison Jenner

Diana Lugova


Sarah Medley

Janet Shelley

Elaine Ware


Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read.  For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.



Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic




Open to the Public including the Press



1.           Apologies for absence



To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 




2.           Minutes

(Pages 4 - 8)


To note the Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2021. 




3.           Declarations of interest



To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.   




4.           Urgent business and chair's announcements



To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair. 




5.           Work schedule and dates for Vale scrutiny meetings

(Pages 9 - 12)


To review the attached scrutiny work schedule. Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.




6.           Public participation



To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 








7.           Exclusion of the public



To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i)        it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1-7 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii)       the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 




8.           Abbey House - call in of ICMD



The Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the call-in of a confidential Individual Cabinet Member decision taken on 28 November 2021.  The decision relates to Abbey House, Abingdon.