Overview and scrutiny is a statutory activity of the
Council, its powers and responsibilities are set out in detail the Council’s
Constitution. The Council will appoint
members to 2 Overview Committees and 2 Scrutiny Committees:
People and Health Overview Committee
People and Health Scrutiny Committee
Place and Resources Overview Committee
Place and Resources Scrutiny Committee
Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those
functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000.
The Overview Committees shall:
Review and develop policy at their own initiative
and at the request of the Cabinet.
Oversee major consultations and make
recommendations to Cabinet and full Council.
Monitor performance of services in accordance with
the targets in the Corporate Plan.
Provide a clear focus on finding efficiency savings
in accordance with requirements in the Council’s financial strategy.
Monitor expenditure against available budgets and
make recommendations to the Cabinet
Make reports and recommendations to the full
Council or the Cabinet on matters which affect the authority’s area or its
information about public speaking, filming and how to get involved in
committees, please see this page.