Our Scrutiny Committee meets in public to review and scrutinise our performance. It 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 other body as appropriate
- Consider any matter affecting the area or our residents;
- Call-in decisions made by Cabinet but not yet put into practice to give them an opportunity to reconsider
Our Scrutiny Committee may
- Review individual decisions made 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
If you would like to know more, visit our What is Scrutiny? page.
Who are the members of the Scrutiny Committee?
The Scrutiny Committee is politically balanced and has 11 members.
Are Scrutiny Committee meetings open to the public?
Scrutiny Committee meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend. On rare occasions it might be necessary to exclude members of the public, for instance when personnel matters or commercially sensitive information are being discussed.
You are able to view meeting dates, agendas, minutes and reports for Scrutiny Committee meetings online.
As a member of the public you are able to speak at Scrutiny Committee meetings. If you would like to find out more, please visit the Public Speaking - Scrutiny Committee page.
How do I raise an issue?
If you would like to suggest an item for the Scrutiny Committee to consider, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
The Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 allows a Councillor to raise an issue in their Ward with our Scrutiny Committee.