Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone number: 07895 213820


Date: 4 November 2022




A meeting of the

Scrutiny Committee

will be held on Monday, 14 November 2022 at 7.00 pm

at Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE


The meeting can be watched live. Click on the link below to watch the meeting at our YouTube channel.


Members of the Committee:


Nathan Boyd (Chair)
Jerry Avery
Ron Batstone (Vice chair)

Eric De La Harpe
Hayleigh Gascoigne
David Grant

Patrick O’Leary
Ben Mabbett
Max Thompson


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.           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.           Notes of the last meeting

(Pages 4 - 5)


To review the notes of the informal meeting held on 22 September 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 all Vale and Joint scrutiny meetings

(Pages 6 - 8)


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.














7.           Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) Review

(Pages 9 - 18)


The committee is asked to review the proposed council tax reduction scheme commencing 2023/24 following a public consultation. Members may provide any comments or recommendations to the Cabinet member for Finance.




8.           Exclusion of the public



To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100A and 100I of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that:


(i)     It is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A, and


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




9.           Central Abingdon Regeneration Framework

(Pages 19 - 29)


Committee is asked to note an update report and provide any comments before the report is finalised.