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 Cabinet. The Scrutiny process allows for a decision which has
been made by the Cabinet, but not yet implemented, to be ‘called
in’. This enables them to consider whether the decision is
appropriate. Members may recommend that the Cabinet reconsider the
decision. They may also be consulted by the Cabinet 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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