Overview & Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday 29 November 2023 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02A - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Contact: Everton Roberts, Head of Scrutiny 

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Part A - Open Business



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    To receive any apologies for absence.


Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

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    In special circumstances, an item of business may be added to an agenda within five clear working days of the meeting.


Disclosure of interests and dispensations

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    Members to declare any interests and dispensations in respect of any item of business to be considered at this meeting.



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    To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the open section of the meeting held on 4 October 2023.

    Supporting documents:


Devon Mansions Major Works - Scrutiny of Major Works Delivery

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    To receive a briefing from the relevant cabinet member and council officers in response to concerns raised by residents and local ward councillors in connection with the delivery of the Devon Mansions major works.


    The committee will also hear from residents and local ward councillors.


    Residents have raised concerns around cost, evidence provided for payments, overspend, quality of the major works, communication and consultation, health and safety, and overall project delivery of the major works.  Local ward councillors support the residents’ concerns, and request scrutiny of the matters raised.

    Supporting documents:


Canada Estate Quality Homes Improvement Programme (QHIP) - Scrutiny of Major Works - UPDATE


Scrutiny Improvement Review Action Plan - Update


Appointment of Chair - Housing, Community Safety and Community Engagement Scrutiny Commission

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    To appoint a new Chair of the Housing, Community Safety and Community Engagement Scrutiny Commission, following the resignation of Councillor Ellie Cumbo from the position due to other commitments.


Work Programme

Discussion of any other open items as notified at the start of the meeting.

Part B - Closed Business

Discussion of any closed items as notified at the start of the meeting and accepted by the chair as urgent.