Hounslow Council

Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Ian Duke, telephone 020 8583 2191, e-mail  ian.duke@hounslow.gov.uk 

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Apologies for absence, declarations of interest or any other communications from Members


No apologies were received from the Committee.


Cllr Dennison sent his apologies.



Minutes of the meeting held on 17 May 2017 pdf icon PDF 139 KB


The minutes of the meeting of the 17 May 2017 were agreed as an accurate record.



Matters arising from the minutes


In relation to the Task & Finish Group to consider Pollution & Air Quality, it was agreed that the ownership of this would be the Housing & Environment Scrutiny Panel, and the composition would be agreed at the meeting on 13 July.


There was no update yet on how the £650k savings from within the Hounslow Highways PFI would be made. It was agreed that this needed to be picked up within the work planning session.


It was noted that the final version of the Scrutiny Annual Report had been circulated by email and this would be going to Borough Council in July.



Scrutiny Appointments 2017 pdf icon PDF 236 KB


The Committee agreed the following appointments:

·         Vice-chair of OSC: Cllr Guy Lambert

·         Chair of Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Shaida Mehrban

·         Chair of Health & Adult Care Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Lily Bath

·         Chair of Housing & Environment Scrutiny Panel: Cllr Colin Ellar




Forward Plan

A link to the electronic version is listed here:


An A3 size hard copy will be circulated separately to Members of the Committee


The Committee requested further information regarding the content of the forthcoming REG518 Swimming Review.



Ian Duke to obtain and to circulate to the Committee.



Any other matters that the Chair considers urgent.

Any business which the Chair agrees to accept on grounds of urgency.



The Chair made the Committee aware of one urgent decision taken, namely ‘Hounslow Councils draft response to the Department of Transport’s Consultations on the draft Airports National Policy Statement: new runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England’ which was taken on 24 May. This item had been urgent in order to ensure the deadline for submissions was met. The submission itself was consistent with the Council’s stated policy and position on Heathrow, and so the Chair believed it was safe to consent to this decision being made through urgency arrangements.


There was no other urgent business.