Contact: Steve Culliford, Democratic Services

Telephone: 07895 213735


Date: 3 August 2023



A meeting of the



will be held on Friday 11 August 2023 at 10.30 am

in Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE


To watch this virtual meeting, follow this link to the council’s YouTube channel


Cabinet Members:



Bethia Thomas (Chair)

Debra Dewhurst

Neil Fawcett (Vice-Chair)

Andy Foulsham

Sue Caul

Debby Hallett

Mark Coleman

Helen Pighills

Andy Crawford




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.  




2.   Minutes

(Pages 3 - 11)


To adopt and sign as correct records the minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 23 June and 3 July 2023. 




3.   Declarations 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.   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.   Public participation


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




6.   Recommendations and updates from other committees


To consider any recommendations to Cabinet from other committees. 




7.   Grant Funding Affordable Housing

(Pages 12 - 26)


To consider the report of the head of housing and environment.




8.   Exclusion of the public, including the press


To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended 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.




Exempt information under section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972




9.   Minutes

(Pages 27 - 29)


To adopt and sign as correct records the exempt minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 23 June and 3 July 2023.