Speaking at a Council or Committee meeting

Venue: St Aldate's Room - Oxford Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Catherine Phythian, Committee and Member Services Officers  email: tel: 01865 252402

Note: This meeting will be fully exempt by virtue of paragraph(s) 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest

Items to be considered in private - matters exempt from publication

If the Shareholder wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the agenda, it will be necessary for the Shareholder to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


The Shareholder may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.



Minutes of the previous meeting


That the Housing Group Shareholder resolves to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 December 2018.



Companies Scrutiny Panel: comment and recommendations

The Companies’ Scrutiny Panel met on 12 December 2018 to consider the previous version of the report on “The future strategic direction of OCHL”. The Panel’s recommendations were considered and accepted by the Shareholder at the meeting on 17 December 2018.


The Companies’ Scrutiny Panel has not met to consider the revised version of the report and has no comments or recommendations for this Shareholder meeting.  



The future strategic direction of OCHL

Stephen Clarke, Director and Chair of the OCHL Board, has submitted a report to inform the OCHL Shareholder of the current financial performance of the Housing Group of companies and recent implemented changes to Government housing policy and potential outcomes of recent Government consultations that could impact on OCHL’s operating environment and strategic purpose.     


That the OCHL Shareholder resolves to:

1.     Note OCHL’s current financial performance


2.     Note Government’s recent changes and consultations associated with its housing policy and to request a further report examining options for the future direction of OCHL together with a revised business plan for approval.