Agenda and minutes

Executive Scrutiny Committee
Thursday, 24th October, 2019 7.15 pm

Venue: Committee Room 6 - Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge UB8 1UW. View directions

Contact: Mark Braddock  Statutory Scrutiny Officer

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and to report the presence of any substitute Members


Apologies were received from Councillors Nick Denys and Kerri Prince, with Councillors Ian Edwards and Lynne Allen substituting respectively. Apologies were also received from Councillor Wayne Bridges.



Declarations of Interest in Matters coming before this meeting


No interests were declared by Members.


To receive the minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 105 KB


The minutes of the meeting held on 26 September 2019 were approved as a correct record.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To confirm that the items of business marked Part I will be considered in public and that the items marked Part II will be considered in private.


Items were considered and public and private as set out on the Cabinet agenda.


Follow-up: Matters for clarification from the last meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To receive the responses on any information requests or clarifications on matters from the previous Cabinet meeting and associated reports.


The Committee noted the responses provided by officers on the clarifications on the Cabinet reports from the last meeting.


Consideration of Executive Decisions Taken and any Call-Ins pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To undertake the statutory scrutiny role of executive decision-making by the London Borough of Hillingdon, and in particular to review decisions made by the Cabinet prior to this meeting. Members should consider any other decision taken by a Cabinet Member(s) or key decision taken by an Officer published in the five working days before this meeting.



Members gave consideration to the Cabinet reports of the 24 October 2019 meeting and the decisions made by Cabinet on them earlier that evening.


On the Annual Local Safeguarding Children’s Board Report, the Committee agreed to record its thanks to Mr Stephen Ashley, Chairman of the Board, for his excellent work leading safeguarding arrangements over the last few years, as new arrangements are implemented going forward. On the report itself, clarification was sought on what more the Council could do to encourage all schools to participate in the Section 175 Safeguarding Audit.


On the report on the School Capital Programme Update, the Committee requested more information in the purpose and status of the proposed SEN hub in the Borough.


RESOLVED: – That the decisions made by the Cabinet at their meeting on 24 October 2019 be endorsed and that no call-in be made.