Greenwich Council


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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members of the Committee.


Urgent Business

The Chair to announce any items of urgent business circulated separately from the main agenda.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Members to declare any personal and financial interests in items on the agenda.  Attention is drawn to the Council’s Constitution; the Council’s Code of Conduct and associated advice.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Members are requested to confirm as an accurate record the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 April 2019.


No motion or discussion may take place upon the Minutes except as to their accuracy, and any question on this point will be determined by a majority of the Members of the body attending who were present when the matter in question was decided.  Once confirmed, with or without amendment, the person presiding will sign the Minutes.


Structure and Support Arrangements for Scrutiny - Final Report pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to consider the results of the Scrutiny questionnaire sent to all Members and to decide if any recommendations should be made on the basis of those results (Appendix A).


To consider if the six current scrutiny panels are still fit for purpose or should be altered in any way.


To note that a report was taken to Cabinet on 20 March 2019 at the request of Overview and Scrutiny Committee at which it was agreed that Scrutiny should report directly to Full Council by presenting update reports from each panel on a rotational basis.


To note that the Government was due to publish new guidelines for Scrutiny in November of last year, but this is still awaited.


To consider if the publication of the Government’s recommendations in respect of Scrutiny functions should be awaited before proposing any changes to the way that Scrutiny is undertaken in Royal Borough of Greenwich as otherwise this could put the Council at odds with the recommendations made.




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Corporate Finance and Performance Scrutiny Panel Procurement Review pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Overview and Scrutiny Committee is asked to note the conclusions of the review on procurement undertaken by the Corporate Finance and Performance Scrutiny Panel. 


It is also asked to agree the recommendations of the Corporate Finance and Performance Scrutiny Panel and that they be submitted to the Chief Executive for consideration by the appropriate Chief Officer and Cabinet.




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Scrutiny Work Programme 2019 20 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To note the updated Scrutiny Work Programme for 2019-2020 and recommend its agreement at the Annual Meeting of Full Council on 15 May 2019.




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Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To consider upcoming decisions and determine any items for scrutiny.




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