Scrutiny & Overview Committee
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon CR0 1NX. View directions

Contact: Simon Trevaskis
0208 7266000  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence from any members of the Committee.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 125 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 as an accurate record.



Disclosure of Interests

In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct and the statutory provisions of the Localism Act, Members and co-opted Members of the Council are reminded that it is a requirement to register disclosable pecuniary interests (DPIs) and gifts and hospitality to the value of which exceeds £50 or multiple gifts and/or instances of hospitality with a cumulative value of £50 or more when received from a single donor within a rolling twelve month period. In addition, Members and co-opted Members are reminded that unless their disclosable pecuniary interest is registered on the register of interests or is the subject of a pending notification to the Monitoring Officer, they are required to disclose those disclosable pecuniary interests at the meeting. This should be done by completing the Disclosure of Interest form and handing it to the Democratic Services representative at the start of the meeting. The Chair will then invite Members to make their disclosure orally at the commencement of Agenda item 3. Completed disclosure forms will be provided to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion on the Register of Members’ Interests.



Urgent Business (if any)

To receive notice of any business not on the agenda which in the opinion of the Chair, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.



Report from the Chief Executive pdf icon PDF 818 KB

The Committee is invited to:

i)      Note the financial and national context within which we are operating

ii)     Note the progress in system redesign, with services focused on prevention, collaboration and locality based working

iii)    Note the improvements made with Croydon Children’s Services

iv)    Note the work undertaken to engage staff in the development of a new Workforce Strategy

v)     Note plans to undertake an external equalities assessment through the LGA


Additional documents:


Question Time: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Question time with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, Councillor Simon Hall.


Scrutiny Work Programme 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The Committee are presented with the latest version of the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2019-20 for their information.


Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion is to be moved and seconded where it is proposed to exclude the press and public from the remainder of a meeting:


“That, under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act, 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information falling within those paragraphs indicated in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.”



Part B