In the report on its recommendations to the Cabinet meeting on 19 January the Scrutiny and Oversight Committee recommends that the Cabinet consider a report ‘on the proposed closure of the Purley Pool at the February Council Tax cabinet meeting before drawing up proposals for submissions to Council and that the report should seek
to address the concerns and questions raise by the Scrutiny committee and concerns of pool users(and their expert report), and take into account the practicalities of the effective use of Waddon pool as an alternative (including access by public transport, parking and capacity) and any health implications arising from the closure.’
This recommendation was made at its meeting of 17 December.
The Committee also recommends:
- ‘that in order to be certain of achieving maximum value for money, more rigour might need to be applied to capital expenditure.’
- that Cabinet should provide more information to Council about the implications of the proposal to limit further member referrals to the Planning Committee to major applications only (as referrals from MPs and GLA Members have already been limited) before any decision is taken.’