Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone 07895 213820


Date: 28 October 2022


A meeting of the

Joint Scrutiny Committee

will be held on Monday, 7 November 2022 at 6.30pm

At Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE


Members of the Committee:





Ian White (co-chair)

Nathan Boyd (co-chair)

Jo Robb

Andy Cooke

Stefan Gawrysiak

Amos Duveen

Kate Gregory

Cheryl Briggs

David Turner

David Grant





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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.   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. 




3.   Declaration of interests



To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 




4.   Minutes

(Pages 4 - 8)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2022.




5.   Public participation



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




6.   Work schedule and dates for Joint scrutiny meetings

(Pages 9 - 14)


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.








Reports and other items brought before the scrutiny committee for its consideration





7.   Joint diversity and inclusion strategy

(Pages 15 - 108)


Committee is asked to consider the consultation responses and revised draft Joint Diversity and Inclusion Strategy attached at Appendix 1 and provide feedback for consideration by the councils’ Cabinets.




8.   South and Vale Community Safety Partnership performance 2021-22

(Pages 109 - 246)


Committee are recommended to note the progress that the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) made in 2021-22 in delivering its priorities and statutory functions, and


To support the CSP’s view that the 2022-25 plan will deliver core priorities and statutory functions and focus on the four key priorities listed in the report.




9.   Oxfordshire Food Strategy

(Pages 247 - 301)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the Oxfordshire Food Strategy (Part One) principles and framework for delivery, attached at appendix one, and provide comments to the relevant Cabinet member for consideration prior to the strategy being presented to both Cabinets. 




10.       Affordable Housing Guidance Note

(Pages 302 - 313)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note the report which provides information to councillors on the Affordable Housing Guidance Note and

Members to provide any comments to the Cabinet Member for Development and Infrastructure (Vale of White Horse) and Economic Development and Regeneration (South Oxfordshire).




11.       Joint Housing Delivery Strategy

(Pages 314 - 364)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is asked to provide their views on the Housing Delivery Strategy and associated action plans.