Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone 07895 213820


Date: 13 September 2023


A meeting of the

Joint Scrutiny Committee


will be held on Thursday, 21 September 2023 at 6.30 pm

Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE.


This meeting will be streamed live at our YouTube channel:


Members of the Committee:




Stefan Gawrysiak (co chair)

Katherine Foxhall (co chair in the chair)

Alexandrine Kantor

Andy Cooke

Jo Robb

Lucy Edwards

Leigh Rawlins

Judy Roberts

Ed Sadler

Andrew Skinner





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.   Minutes

(Pages 4 - 17)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2023.




5.   Work schedule and dates for Joint scrutiny meetings

(Pages 18 - 22)


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.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








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





7.   Performance review of Saba (car park operators) 2022-23

(Pages 23 - 35)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is to consider Saba’s performance in delivering the car park operations contract for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 and to make any comments before a final assessment on performance is made.




8.   Performance review of Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) 2022-23

(Pages 36 - 70)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is to consider the performance of Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) in delivering the joint leisure management contract for the period 2022/23 and make any comments before a final assessment on performance is made by Cabinet Members with responsibility for Leisure.