There are four Overview and Scrutiny Committees who support the work of the Policy Board and the Council as a whole. They allow citizens to have a greater say in Council matters by holding inquiries into matters of local concern. These lead to reports and recommendations which advise the Policy Board and the Council as a whole on its policies, budget and service delivery.
Overview and Scrutiny Committees also monitor the decisions of
the Policy Board. The Scrutiny process allows for a decision which
has been made by the Policy Board, but not yet implemented, to be
‘called in’. This enables them to consider whether the decision is
appropriate. Members may recommend that the Policy Board reconsider
the decision. They may also be consulted by the Policy Board or the
Council on forthcoming decisions and the development of policy.
The committees are:
The role of the scrutiny committees as defined
by the council’s constitution can be found by following this
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