Reports and recommendations are put by the Committee to the Hub Committee and the Council to advise on policy, budget and service delivery.
The Scrutiny Committee also monitors the decisions of the Hub Committee and have the ability to 'call-in' decisions made by the Hub Committee which are still to be implemented. This enables the Scrutiny Committee to consider whether the decision made was appropriate and if it should recommend that the Hub Committee or Full Council reconsider the decision.
Overview and Scrutiny committee may also be consulted by the Hub Committee or the Council on forthcoming decisions and the development of policy.
The Membership on the Committee is determined at the Annual Meeting of the Council each May. Currently, the following Councillors make up Overview and Scrutiny Committee:
|Cllr Mandy Ewings, Chair||Cllr Patrick Kimber, Vice Chair||Cllr Kevin Ball|
|Cllr Tim Bolton||Cllr Andy Coulson||Cllr Lynn Daniel|
|Cllr Nicky Heyworth||Cllr Clare Kemp||Cllr Diana Moyse|
|Cllr Robin Musgrave||Cllr Barry Ratcliffe||Cllr Paul Ridgers|
|Cllr Terry Southcott||Cllr James Spettigue||Cllr Lucy Wood|
Members of the public may raise issues and ask questions at meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee. They can also propose agenda items.
To find out more about public participation at Overview and Scrutiny meetings, please see this page.
In this role, Scrutiny Committees can review the Council's policies to assess whether the intended policy outcomes have been achieved and can also assist the Council during the early development of new policies and the formulation of key plans. Very often policy review can lead to recommendations to develop new policy. This work can be carried out by a Scrutiny Committee or a Committee may assign this task to a smaller number of Members in the form of a Task and Finish Group. Carefully choosing which topics to review can help the Council to focus on the issues that matter to local people most and derive real outcomes for them.