Agenda and draft minutes

Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 12 June 2024 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

No. Item


Chair's announcements

To receive opening announcements from the chair.




Apologies for absence

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


Councillor David Turner gave apologies, and Councillor Alexandrine Kantor was present as substitute.

Councillor Andrea Powell gave apologies, and Councillor Ali Gordon-Creed was present as a substitute.

Councillor Leigh Rawlins gave apologies, and Councillor Andrew Tinsley was present as a substitute.

Councillors Mocky Khan and James Barlow gave apologies.



Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 338 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the committee minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2024.


The minutes of the 6 February 2024 were agreed as a correct record. The chair will sign them as such.


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 South scrutiny meetings pdf icon PDF 170 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 Please note, although the dates are confirmed, the items under consideration are subject to being withdrawn, added to or rearranged without further notice.



It was confirmed that there would be additional meetings around September to manage the report workload.


Update on recommendations from previous South Scrutiny meetings pdf icon PDF 278 KB

A standing agenda item whereby committee receives any updates resulting from previous recommendations made by committee.


Members noted the update.


A member asked for an update on Cornerstone marketing. Head of Development and Corporate Landlord updated the committee. A new marketing post was filled, working with the communications team, and a new Head of Communities was also due to start.


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.



Members voted in favour of considering a confidential report, after excluding the public.


New waste vehicle depot site

Committee is to receive an update on the new waste vehicle depot project incorporated within the Cabinet paper, and are requested to provide their comments on the recommendations made to Cabinet regarding the preferred site for the new waste vehicle depot.


The committee reviewed a report from the Head of Development and Corporate Landlord, and provided their comments and recommendations to Cabinet.