Overview and Scrutiny in local government is an essential part of the Councillor’s role as a representative of the people. It involves Councillors holding Cabinet and committees to account, looking in-depth at how services are provided as well as reviewing and developing policies.
The main purposes of Scrutiny are to:
Monitoring the performance of the Council’s services is another important part of this scrutiny role.
The Council will appoint Scrutiny Committees to discharge the functions conferred by Section 21 of the Local Government Act 2000 or any regulations made under Section 32 of the Local Government Act 2000.
Scrutiny Panels will:
We have three Scrutiny Committees, listed below:
Membership, meetings dates, agenda’s and previous minutes for each Scrutiny Committee can be found by clicking on to the respective heading above.
Further details can be found in the Scrutiny Protocol on our Council Constitution page.
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