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Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Chair's Announcements


Minutes pdf icon PDF 655 KB

Minutes from 08 December 2021


Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 08 December 2021 be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.



Work Plan and Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 303 KB


The work plan is driven to a very large extent by the Cabinet Forward Plan a summary of which is attached. The Scrutiny Committee agrees its priorities for items coming onto the Forward Plan, which then form part of its work plan.


The Committee is recommended to:


1.    Confirm its agreement to the current priorities and the work plan both of which are attached.



Additional documents:


Climate Emergency Review Group Updates pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Scrutiny Committee has requested an update paper on the Council’s progress relating to actions arising from the Climate Emergency Review Group. Cllr Tom Hayes, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford and Green Transport, Mish Tullar, Head of Corporate Strategy and Rose Dickinson, Carbon Reduction Team Manager have been invited to present a report.


The Committee is asked to consider the report and agree any recommendations it wishes to make to Cabinet arising from it.


Procurement Update pdf icon PDF 1014 KB

The Scrutiny Committee has requested an update on the Council’s procurement process. Attached is the current Procurement Policy, with a list of planned amendments to go into the new policy. Annette Osborne, Procurement Manager, will be available to introduce those planned amendments, but would value the input of the Committee in identifying other ideas for inclusion also. She is also available to answer questions concerning the Council’s procurement.

The Committee is asked to consider the update and AGREE any other amendments for inclusion, to be made via recommendations to Cabinet.

Additional documents:


Report back on recommendations and from Scrutiny Panel meetings pdf icon PDF 240 KB

At its meeting on 15 December the Cabinet considered the following reports from Scrutiny and made responses to the recommendations therein:


·       Workplace Equalities

·       Strategic Grants

·       Asset Management Strategy

·       Air Quality Action Plan

·       Housing and Carbon Reduction

·       Tourism Review Group Progress Update


Since Scrutiny’s previous meeting, the following Panels have met:


·       Housing and Homelessness Panel (Cllr Linda Smith)

·       Companies Scrutiny Panel (Cllr Nigel Chapman)


The Committee is asked:


1.    To note Cabinet’s responses to its recommendations.

2.    To note the updates from Panel Chairs.



Dates of future meetings

Scrutiny Committee



·       01 February

·       07 March

·       05 April


Standing Panels

Housing & Homelessness: 02 February, 04 April

Finance & Performance: 24 January, 09 March

Companies: 24 March


All meetings start at 6.00 pm.