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The Overview and scrutiny function of the council scrutinises the council’s decisions and performance. It also assists in research and policy review and development, mainly through the work of Scrutiny Review Panels.
There are five Overview and Scrutiny committees. You can attend all Overview and Scrutiny meetings and can submit questions and present petitions at these meetings.
This is the chief Overview and Scrutiny body. The Chairman, Councillor Simon Galton, is the leader of the main opposition group – the Liberal Democrats..
The Scrutiny Commission is responsible for:
Coordinating the work of the Overview and Scrutiny committees
Looking into issues which aren’t covered by any other Overview and Scrutiny committee, or which are covered by more than one committee
Resolving disagreements between Overview and Scrutiny committees
Allocating specific issues on an ad-hoc basis
Looking at the council’s plan for capital investment, budget, property, information and technology