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:
(i) Review and develop policy at their own initiative and at the request
of the Cabinet.
(ii) Oversee major consultations and make recommendations to Cabinet and
(iii) Monitor performance of services in accordance with the targets in
the Corporate Plan.
(iv) Provide a clear focus on finding efficiency savings in accordance
with requirements in the Council’s financial strategy.
(v) Monitor expenditure against available budgets and make
recommendations to the Cabinet.
(vi) Make reports and recommendations to the full Council or the Cabinet
on matters which affect the authority’s area or its inhabitants.
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involved in committees, please see this page.
In the absence of any alternative joint
arrangements having been entered into, the Overview
Committee and the Scrutiny Committee with primary responsibilities for:
(i) “People and Health” shall be the
Council’s Overview Committee and the Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the
purposes of fulfilling the Council’s statutory duties in relation to crime and
(ii) “People and Health” shall be the
Council’s Scrutiny Committee for the purposes of fulfilling the Council’s
statutory powers in relation to health scrutiny; and
(iii) “People and Health” shall be the
Council’s Overview Committee and its Scrutiny Committee for the performance of
the Council’s statutory functions in relation to education matters.