Agenda and minutes

Joint Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 24 January 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park OX14 4SB

Contact: Candida Mckelvey, Democratic Services  Email:

Note: The public part of this meeting will be broadcasted live, you can watch here: 

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Apologies for absence

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


Councillor Gawrysiak sent his apologies.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2021, and to note the notes of the informal meeting on 16 November 2021.

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The committee reviewed the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting

held on 14 September 2021 and noted the notes of the informal meeting on 16 November 2021. No comments or amendments were raised, so the chair shall sign these as a correct record.


Declarations of interest

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




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. 


The chair asked committee members to direct questions to the cabinet member, and the cabinet member may defer questions to an officer.


Public participation

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




Work schedule and dates for all South and Vale scrutiny meetings pdf icon PDF 183 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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.


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Committee noted the work programmes. Chair urged committee to raise any ideas for the work programme by contacting him or the joint scrutiny co-chair.


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. 


Chair asked the committee if there was any objection to moving into confidential session to consider a confidential report on future waste services.


The committee had no objection and therefore the meeting moved into confidential session.


Future Waste Services

Scrutiny committee to review the report on future waste services, and to provide any recommendations and comments to Cabinet.


Cabinet member for Environment and climate emergency introduced the report.


The committee considered the contents of the report and were overall satisfied with the recommended option and therefore there was no objection to the proposal being made to Cabinet.


The committee did not make a specific recommendation but asked Cabinet to consider their comments.



That this item on future waste services will be added to the Joint scrutiny work programme as a standing item, in order to scrutinise developments at key stages.