There are four Scrutiny Committees that support the work of the
Executive and the Council as a whole. They allow Members to
consider Council matters in greater detail leading to reports and
recommendations which advise Executive on its policies, budget and
service delivery. They may also be consulted by the Executive on
forthcoming decisions and the development of policy.
Committees monitor the decisions of the Executive or an individual
Member of the Cabinet. It can, in certain circumstances, consider
‘calling-in’ a decision that has been made by the
Executive or an individual member of the Cabinet but not yet
implemented. This enables the Committee to consider whether the
decision is appropriate and ensure that all evidence has been
presented to Executive for them to make the right
Committee reviews the Council’s performance within the
Performance Management Framework and makes recommendations to the
Executive/Service areas as appropriate, to ensure good performance
levels are maintained.
Committees also receive requests from Members in respect of
Councillor Calls for Action.
Scrutiny Committee sets a Work Programme of internal scrutiny for
the year and monitors progress against it. The Council’s
Forward Plan of Key Decisions & Items to be Considered in
Private, is considered at every meeting to enable advanced
consideration of proposed key decisions.
Safe, Clean and Green Communities Scrutiny Committees
Healthy, Safe, Clean & Green Communities Scrutiny Committee
discharges the statutory functions arising under Section 19 Police
and Justice Act 2006 relating to crime and disorder.
also has the following specific responsibilities:
Environmental Health (including Licensing)
Estates and Property
Health & Wellbeing