The Scrutiny Committee is responsible for reviewing and scrutinising decisions made, or actions taken, in connection with the discharge of any of the Council’s functions. However, this does not include the review of regulatory functions such as licensing and planning applications. The Scrutiny Committee can monitor service performance and the implementation of decisions, and has the ability to make reports and recommendations to the Cabinet.
Furthermore, the committee can review and scrutinise the performance of other public bodies that operate in the borough and invite reports from them or request them to address the committee about their activities and performance. More generally, the Scrutiny Committee is able to select topics for closer enquiry in the interest of improving the Council’s services. They can ask questions and gather evidence from any person or body with their consent, and exercise the right to call-in, for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented by the Leader, Cabinet and officers.
Support officer: Democratic Services Team.
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