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Scheduled for: Monday, 15th of July 2024 at 17:30 UTC

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  • 01

    Terms of Reference

    To note the Committee’s terms of reference as set out below:


    1.     To scrutinise the Council’s cultural and environmental policies and the provision, planning, financing, management and performance of services relating to culture, environment, regeneration, community safety, parking strategy and operations, and the voluntary sector provided by the Supporting Communities and Corporate Services Directorates and other service providers.


    2.     To be the Council’s Crime and Disorder Committee.




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    Members will be asked to declare any pecuniary, non-pecuniary and any other interests in respect of items on the agenda.




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    Announcements (If any)

    Webcasting of the Meeting


    The Chair to announce the following: “In addition to the rights by law that the public and press have to record and film public meetings, I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live by the Council to the Internet and can be viewed on our website for six months after the meeting.  After that time, webcasts are archived and can be made available on DVD upon request.


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    Any other announcements




  • 05

    Deputations (if any)

    Requests to speak at the Committee on a matter within its terms of reference must be made in writing to the clerk named on the front of this agenda by 5pm two working days before the meeting.




  • 06

    Notification of any items of business that the chair decides to take as urgent

  • 07


    To consider and approve the minutes of the meetings held on 22nd January 2024, 6th and 26th February 2024 respectively.




    C+E minutes 220124 final

    C+E minutes 060224 final.p

    C+E Scrutiny Committee minutes 260224final

  • 08

    Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2023 - 2026: Year One Progress Update

    Report of the Director of Environment and Sustainability.


    The report:


    ·       Provides an update on the progress made during the first full year of delivery of the Council’s statutory Air Quality Action Plan: the ‘Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2023-2026’. 69% of ‘Clean Air Outcomes’ set out in the Action Plan are categorised as ‘in progress’ or ‘completed (ongoing)’.


    ·       Presents an overview of the latest full year of air quality monitoring data for Camden, which shows that annual nitrogen dioxide air pollutant reduced at the majority of automatic monitoring sites, and fine particulate matter air pollution reduced at all monitoring sites.


    ·       Sets out the priority activities for the forthcoming year and brings to the attention of the Committee some proposed activities and policy changes that may require the Committee’s consideration. These include the ‘Year of Clean Air for Camden Schools’, the continuation of the ‘London Wood Burning Project’, and the delivery of projects funded through successful bids to the Mayor’s Air Quality Fund.




    2024.07.15 Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2023-2026 Year One Progress Update FINAL

  • 09

    Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden Response to the Circular Economy Panel Report.

    Report of the Director of Environment and Sustainability.


    This report sets out the Council’s responses to the Report of the Circular Economy Scrutiny Panel (November 2023) whose report was presented to the Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee on 13th November 2023.


    The special scrutiny panel was established by the Culture and Environment Scrutiny Committee (C&E) to investigate the ‘application of the circular economy in the work of Camden Council and support for the principles of circularity in the public and private sectors in the Borough’.


    The report contained 43 recommendations for the Cabinet Member for a Sustainable Camden to consider and this report provides a response to each of the recommendations.




    Circular Economy Panel response report June24Final

    Appendix 1 - Circular Economy Panel - Recommendations Response June 2024 FV

  • 10

    Violence Against Women and Girls - Update

    Report of the Executive Director Corporate Services.


    The Council is committed to working with partners, community groups and people with lived experience to eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).


    This report sets out the Council’s strategic priorities, approach and progress in relation to VAWG. In particular, it focusses on the commitment to women’s safety in the public realm and the work taking place to advance this.




    Culture Environment Scrutiny Committee report on VAWG V3

  • 11

    Insight, Learning and Impact Report - Quarter 4/End of Year 2023-24

    Report of the Executive Directors of Adults and Health, Children and Learning, Supporting Communities and Corporate Services 


    This report focusses on the year 2023-24 using a broad range of measures from each directorate and division across the organisation. In this report, Camden Directors have been asked to provide a narrative covering key areas of challenge, opportunity, and learning.


    This report is divided into two main sections:

    ·       An overview of key themes: a summary which highlights key responses from directorates and highlights particular cross-cutting themes  

    ·       A more detailed account of individual service responses across each of our three Directorates. 


    Appendix A contains the data dashboard with key measures and data for 2023-24 from services across the Council.


    ILI Report Q4_End of Year 2023-24 SCRUTINY FINAL

    Appendix A Corporate Performance Data Dashboard Q4 2023-24

  • 12

    Work Programme

    Report of the Executive Director Supporting Communities.


    This paper provides an update on the work programme for the Committee for the 2024/25 municipal year and tracks actions from previous meetings.




    C+E Work Programme for 15 Jul 2024

  • 13

    Any Other Business that the Chair Considers Urgent

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