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 Scrutiny Committees shall:
Challenge, review or scrutinise the decisions or
actions taken by the Cabinet.
Through the Call to Account process:-
Scrutinize and review
decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of any of the
executive functions of the Council.
made in accordance with the Council’s Petitions Scheme requiring senior
officers to be called to account at a public meeting of the Council.
Through the Call-In
process consider executive decisions.
Provide clear focus
upon the scrutiny of matters in relation to:-
strategic approach to Dorset-wide objectives and the Corporate Plan
The effectiveness of
referred through the Councillor Call for Action.
information about public speaking, filming and how to get 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
(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 disorder;
(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
(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.