Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services Officer

Telephone 07895 213820




A meeting of the

Joint Scrutiny Committee


will be held on Monday, 29 January 2024 at 6.30 pm

Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE.


This meeting will be live streamed at:


Members of the Committee:




Stefan Gawrysiak (co chair)

Katherine Foxhall (co chair)

Alexandrine Kantor

Andy Cooke

Jo Robb

Ron Batstone

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.


Vivien Williams,

Head of Legal and Democratic (Interim)




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 - 11)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 7 December 2023.




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 12 - 16)


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.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

(Pages 17 - 28)


Joint Scrutiny Committee is asked to review and provide comments to Cabinets on the proposal to implement a garden waste permit model from 1 April 2025.