Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 14th June, 2021 6.00 pm

  • How to watch meetings of the Council
  • Arrangements for Meetings

    What is happening with meetings?

    An explanation of the arrangements can be found on our website.

    In summary, the Council has returned to meetings in the Council Chamber but with significantly reduced capacity for public attendance at its offices due to covid restrictions on indoor gatherings.

    Is there a way I can watch a meeting without going to the council offices?

    Yes. The Council had agreed to broadcast on our website the following meetings: Planning Committee, Cabinet, Council, Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Governance Committee and General Purposes Committee. A link to view these meetings live can be found on the web page for the agenda a couple of days prior to the meeting.

    Can I watch a meeting after it has been broadcast?

    No. The Council does not make recordings of any of its broadcast meetings.

    Can I speak in person at meetings of the Planning Committee or Overview and Scrutiny Committee?

    Yes. While public speaking will resume in person after 21 June 2021, there will be a number of covid safety measures in place in the Chamber including a maximum limit on the number of people allowed in the Council Chamber. We will require all persons, unless exempt, to wear a mask when in the Council Chamber. Members of the public who have successfully registered to speak will remove their mask when addressing the Planning Committee for the 3 minutes and then replace them afterwards. We would encourage all public speakers to leave the meeting after the conclusion of their item in order to free up space for other members of the public.

    Please see the section on registering to speak for further details.

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    No. Item


    Apologies pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To receive any apologies for absence.


    Appointment of Substitute Members pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To note appointments of Substitute Members.


    Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 143 KB

    To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.


    Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

    To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 24 May 2021 (to follow).


    Decisions of the Cabinet Relating to Recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 62 KB

    To receive the Cabinet decisions in respect of recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


    Issues referred to the Committee by Council, Cabinet, or another Committee pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    There are no items for consideration.


    Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 134 KB

    It is intended that Members should use the Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions to identify topics within the remit of the Committee for future scrutiny.


    Scrutiny Work Programme pdf icon PDF 354 KB

    It is intended that the Committee monitor and prioritise its rolling work programme.


    Public Speaking pdf icon PDF 5 KB

    Please note that in accordance with the agreed Protocol for Public Speaking at Overview and Scrutiny, the right to speak only applies to agenda items 10 and 11.


    Members of the public wishing to speak must register to do so by no later than 2.00 pm on the second working day (Thursday) before the meeting.


    Revised Housing Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 290 KB

    To consider the attached report of the Head of Regulatory Services.

    Additional documents:


    Food Poverty Review pdf icon PDF 98 KB

    To consider the draft Review of Food Poverty (to follow).

    Additional documents:

    Data Protection – Broadcast of Live Meetings

    1. Dover District Council is a Data Controller under GDPR. During this live broadcast, if you are participating in the meeting your personal data will be processed, meetings are not recorded. Your information will be handled securely and confidentially in compliance with data protection legislation. For more information on your privacy and how your personal data may be processed during a live broadcasting of a Council meeting, please visit our website and view our Broadcasting of Meetings and Corporate Privacy Notice at