Dorset Council - People Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

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 4 Overview and Scrutiny Committees:- Health, People, Place and Resources.


Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee will perform all those functions conferred on it by the Local Government Act 2000 and each committee can review and scrutinise decisions and actions made by the Council, relevant to their area.


In the absence of any alternative joint arrangements having been entered into, the People Scrutiny Committee shall be solely responsible for the performance of the overview and scrutiny functions relating to education matters.


More information about public participation at committee meetings

Protocol for filming and audio recording of public council meetings



Contact information

Support officer: Lindsey Watson. 01305 252209 - Email:

Phone: 01305 252209