Place and Resources Overview 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 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 full Council.

(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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Contact information

Support officer: Lindsey Watson. 01305 252209 / Email:

Postal address:
County Hall

Phone: 01305 252209