Joint Scrutiny Committee - Monday, 15 July 2024 6.30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE. Can be watched online - details below

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No. Item


Chair's announcements

To receive any opening announcements from the chair.


Apologies for absence

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


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the Joint Scrutiny Committee minutes of the meeting held on 4 June 2024. 


Update on previous recommendations from Joint Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 278 KB

A standing agenda item whereby committee will receive any updates emerging from the recommendations made in previous meetings.


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. 



Urgent business

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.


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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.


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


Biffa annual performance report 2023 pdf icon PDF 803 KB

Joint scrutiny committee will be considering Biffa Municipal Ltd (Biffa) performance in delivering the household waste collection, street cleansing and ancillary services contract for the period 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 (2023 calendar year) and make any comments before a final assessment on performance is agreed.



Waste resources and street cleansing strategy pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Joint Scrutiny committee will consider the draft joint Waste Resources and Street Cleansing strategy and make any comments before a final strategy is presented to Cabinet for decision.


Additional documents:


Transformation programme update pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Joint scrutiny committee will consider the refreshed Corporate Transformation Programme and the plans for its further development over the coming months.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of the public

To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that:

(i)       It is likely that there will be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A, and

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



Confidential minutes of the last meeting

To consider confidential minutes of the meeting on 4 June 2024


Updates on previous recommendations to Cabinet - Confidential item 04-06-24

Confidential update on the recommendations Joint Scrutiny provided to Cabinet at the meeting on 4 June 2024.