OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY BOARD
The Overview and Scrutiny Board
acts as a vehicle by which the effectiveness of scrutiny is
monitored and where work undertaken by themed sub-committees can be
coordinated to avoid duplication and to ensure that areas of
priority are being reviewed. The Board also scrutinises general
management matters relating to the Council and further details are
given in the terms of reference below. The Overview and Scrutiny
Board has oversight of performance information submitted to the
Council’s executive and also leads on scrutiny of the Council
budget and associated information. All requisitions or
‘call-ins’ of executive decisions by Councillors are
dealt with by the Board.
The Board’s focus is
strategic and policy-orientated which means that it isn’t the
place to consider individual complaints or concerns.
Specific areas that the Board
is tasked with scrutinising include, but are not exclusive
Call for Action
The Board is
keen to hear of any matters that residents feel could be examined
by scrutiny. If you would like scrutiny to consider any area please
let us know using the form on our main website, if it is something
the Board can help with we will let you know.