Scrutiny and Overview Committee
Thursday, 14 November 2019 5.20 p.m.

Venue: Swansley Room, Ground Floor

Contact: Victoria Wallace  03450 450 500 Email:

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence from committee members. 


Declarations of Interest


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019 as a correct record.


Public Questions


Streetlighting Policy and LED upgrade program pdf icon PDF 143 KB

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2019-20 Quarter Two Performance Report pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Additional documents:


General Fund Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 717 KB


Service Transformation Programme: Savings Proposals pdf icon PDF 537 KB

Confidential Items - Members Only

The press and public are likely to be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items (agenda items 9 and 10) in accordance with the provisions of Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act). Paragraph 3 of the Act relates to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Property Acquisition

Report to follow.


Confidential Minutes of the previous meeting

To authorise the Chairman to sign the confidential Minutes of the meeting held on 17 October 2019. These relate to agenda items 7 and 8.


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 206 KB

For the committee to consider its work programme which is attached with the Council’s Draft Notice of Key and Non Key Decisions. When considering items to add to its work programme, the committee is requested to use the attached Scrutiny Prioritisation Tool.

Additional documents:


Appointment of Finance Scrutiny Monitor pdf icon PDF 85 KB

In line with the Scrutiny and Overview Committee’s Terms of Reference as set out in the Council’s Constitution, the Scrutiny and Overview Committee will appoint monitors to each Cabinet Portfolio to act as a bridge to the executive, promoting constructive dialogue and supporting effective scrutiny.


The purpose of this agenda item is to appoint a new Finance Scrutiny Monitor, as the Member originally appointed to this position is no longer a member of the committee. The list of existing Scrutiny Monitors is attached.


To Note the Dates of Future Meetings

To note that the next meeting will take place on Tuesday 17th December 2019, at 5.20pm.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The law allows Councils to consider a limited range of issues in private session without members of the Press and public being present.  Typically, such issues relate to personal details, financial and business affairs, legal privilege and so on.  In every case, the public interest in excluding the Press and Public from the meeting room must outweigh the public interest in having the information disclosed to them.  The following statement will be proposed, seconded and voted upon. 


"I propose that the Press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following item number(s) ….. in accordance with Section 100(A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that, if present, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in paragraph(s) ….. of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”


If exempt (confidential) information has been provided as part of the agenda, the Press and public will not be able to view it.  There will be an explanation on the website however as to why the information is exempt.