Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday 22 May 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Upper Guildhall, High Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1NT

Contact: Caroline Lovelock - 01264 368014  Email:

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Appointment of Vice-Chairman




That Councillor Zilliah Brooks be appointed as Vice-Chairman until the first meeting after Annual Council in 2020.


Minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019




That the minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Updates on Panels

Lead Members to update the Committee on the progress of their Panels (10 mins)


Council Tax Support Scheme – Councillor Baverstock reported that the current scheme had been agreed at Council on 23 January 2019 and will be reviewed after 12 months.


The future of hospitals in Andover  - Councillor Baverstock asked for additional Members to join her panel.  Councillors Brooks, Gidley, Parker, Bailey and Hamilton indicated that they would like to sit on the panel.  Councillor Baverstock will confirm a date and venue for their first meeting and submit a scoping document to the Committee prior to the commencement of the review.


Armed Forces Covenant – Councillor Borg Neal asked if any Members would like to sit on the panel.  Councillor Rowles indicated his interest and Councillor Borg Neal would ask if any other Members would like to sit on this panel.  A first meeting will be arranged to consider the scoping document to be submitted to the Committee.


Overview and Scrutiny Annual Briefing pdf icon PDF 23 KB

To consider the Chairman's Annual Report (10 minutes)

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Consideration was given to the Chairman’s Annual Report to be submitted to Council on 26 June 2019.


Councillor C Dowden asked that additional wording be added to the Planning Panel’s paragraph to reflect the Planning Advisory Service’s alternative recommendations to those of the Panel.  A minor amendment  to the ‘Armed Forces Covenant and Test Valley Housing Services’ was also suggested.




That subject to the amendments discussed, the Annual Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee be agreed.



Programme of Work for the Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To enable Members to keep the Committee’s future work programme under review (10 minutes)

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Members considered three dates for their annual Away Day.  After being put to the vote Saturday 13 July 2019 (am) was agreed.  Further details to follow.


For the benefit of new Members a list of reviews held over the last 4 years and a copy of the 4 year plan will be circulated to the Committee.


The Committee considered and updated the Work Programme as follows:


·  Move the round table in June on Community Planning to 18 September.

·  Add round table in June on the draft Corporate Action Plan (2019-2023) – Year 1.

·  The Corporate Action Plan report on 19 June will be the final annual report of the Corporate Action Plan (2015-19) and will be presented by the Leader.




That the future work programme, as amended, be approved.