Policy and Oversight Board - Monday, 29th April, 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: 145 King Street (Ground Floor), Hammersmith, W6 9XY. View directions

Contact: David Abbott  Email:

Link: Watch the meeting on YouTube

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interests

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.


At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter. The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.


Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.


Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Standards Committee.


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting as an accurate record and note any outstanding actions.

Additional documents:


Generative AI: Opportunities, Challenges and Risks pdf icon PDF 395 KB

This report provides a brief overview of the current state and future implications of generative AI technologies.


Cost of Living Update pdf icon PDF 382 KB

This report provides an update on the Council’s Cost of Living response programme and work underway to develop a strategy for 2024/25, given the government’s late decision to extend the Household Support Fund.


Work programme pdf icon PDF 194 KB

For the Board to discuss items for inclusion in the work programme.


Dates of future meetings

To note the following dates of future meetings:

·       1 July 2024

·       9 September 2024

·       25 November 2024

·       5 February 2025

·       6 May 2025