Joint Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 7 December 2023 6.30 pm

Venue: Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon OX14 3JE

Contact: Candida Basilio, Democratic Services  07895 213820 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence

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


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. 


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. 



Minutes pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2023. 


Public participation

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


Work schedule and dates for Joint scrutiny meetings pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To review the attached scrutiny work schedules for South and Vale, including Joint Scrutiny committee. Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.


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


Community Safety Partnership annual report 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 701 KB

Joint scrutiny committee is asked (a) to note the progress that the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP) made in 2022-23 in delivering its priorities and statutory functions; and

(b) to support the CSP’s view that the 2022-25 plan will deliver core priorities and statutory functions and focus on these four key priorities:

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Biffa contract performance 2022 pdf icon PDF 889 KB

Joint scrutiny committee is asked to consider Biffa Municipal Ltd (Biffa) performance in delivering the household waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract for the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 (2022 calendar year) and make any comments before a final assessment on performance is made.


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Joint Local Plan Regulation 18 Part 2 - preferred options for consultation pdf icon PDF 350 KB

The Joint Scrutiny Committee is being asked to review this report and share any comments or suggestions with the Head of Policy and Programmes, South Cabinet Member for Planning and the Vale Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Policy and Programmes, for consideration prior to the commencement of the consultation period.  


The report has six appendices. Due to the size of the documentation, please refer to page 179 in this agenda pack for instructions on viewing the documents.

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