Joint Scrutiny Committee - Tuesday, 14 September 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park OX14 4SB

Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services 

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No. Item


Urgent business and chair's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 


Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence and the attendance of substitute members. 


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  


Minutes pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2020.


The informal notes of the meeting on 13 July 2021 are for committee members to note.

Additional documents:


Work schedule and dates for all South and Vale scrutiny meetings pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.


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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


Retrofitting Homes Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 779 KB

Joint South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils Retrofitting Homes Task and Finish Group produced a report on recommended ways forward, for the consideration of the Joint Scrutiny Committee.


Strategic property review pdf icon PDF 378 KB

Joint Scrutiny Committee are presented with the two Cabinet papers and appendices for South and Vale. Committee are asked to consider the reports, recommendations and attachments and provide comments to both Cabinets. 


Additional documents:


Saba car park contract - performance review pdf icon PDF 666 KB

That scrutiny committee considers Saba’s performance in delivering the car park operations contract for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and makes any comments before a final assessment on performance is made.



Biffa annual report 2020 pdf icon PDF 488 KB

Joint scrutiny committee are to consider Biffa Municipal Ltd (Biffa) performance in delivering the household waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 (2020 calendar year) and makes any comments before a final assessment on performance is made.


Exclusion of the public

To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i)        it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1-7 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

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


Review of current garden waste provision

The committee is invited to consider the current garden waste provision and make any recommendations.