Our Scrutiny Committee meets in public to review and scrutinise our performance and can also hold our Cabinet to account for its actions. The Scrutiny Committee has a key role in considering other matters of local concern.
Our Scrutiny Committee will:-
- Review and / or scrutinise decisions made or actions taken;
- Make reports and / or recommendations to the Council and / or the Cabinet and / or any joint or area committee;
- Consider any matter affecting the area or our residents;
- Call-in, to reconsider, decisions made but not yet put into practice by our Cabinet or any area committees.
Our Scrutiny Committee may:-
- Review individual decisions by officers or Cabinet members, the performance of the Cabinet, Committees and Council officers ;
- Review performance against policy objectives and targets of our Council;
- Question members of our Cabinet and Committees and appropriate officers about decisions and performance;
- Make recommendations to our Cabinet, Committees and Council based on scrutiny findings;
- Review performance of other public service bodies in our area and invite comments about performance from them and local people;
- Question and gather evidence.
Who are the members of the Scrutiny Committee?
The Scrutiny Committee is politically balanced and has 11 members.
Where can I see the agendas and minutes of Scrutiny Committee meetings?
How do I raise an issue?
You can suggest an item (link to email or form?) for the Scrutiny committee to consider. While your suggestion will be given serious consideration, please be aware that the Committee may not always be able to investigate every suggestion.
Scrutiny Committee meetings are usually open to the public, and you are welcome to come along.
Councillor Call for Action
Recent legislation allows a Councillor to raise an issue in their ward with our Scrutiny Committee.
Contact the team
Contact details of the Committee Support Team are located under 'Contact Us' on the left hand side of this screen.