The Environment Overview and Scrutiny Sub Committee undertakes the Council’s scrutiny function with regard to environmental services, which looks after Havering’s streets, parks and transportation. In general, the Committee is able to look at any issue involving the physical space of the borough.
The Committee’s focus is strategic and policy-orientated, which means that it isn’t the place to consider individual complaints or concerns. However, the Committee does look at how street care, waste and parking (amongst other) services are catering for the borough’s residents. It can question Cabinet members, officers and other organisations to ensure that the borough is a pleasant place to live for all.
Specific areas that the Committee is tasked with scrutinising include but are not exclusive to:
· Environmental Strategy
· Social Inclusion
· Scrutiny of relevant aspects of the LAA
· Councillor Call for Action
The Committee 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 Committee can help with we will let you know.
Occasionally, the Committee will deem that some issues require an in-depth investigation. The Committee will then form what are called ‘topic groups’, formed of a smaller number of councillors to meet with residents, service providers, outside experts and professionals to explore how services work and consider ways of improving them.
In the past, the Committee has undertaken topic groups on a range of matters, some of which are listed below:
· Renewable energy
· Stray dogs
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