Scrutiny Committee has 15 Members which support the work of the Hub
Committee and the Council as a whole.
Overview and Scrutiny Committee meetings are live
streamed on the internet. You can watch the full proceedings live
on our Engagement
Reports and recommendations are put by the Committee
to the Hub Committee and the Council to advise on policy, budget
and service delivery.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee also monitors
the decisions of the Hub Committee. They 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. The Committee can
then decide if it should recommend that the Hub Committee or
Full Council reconsider the decision.
The committee may also be consulted by the
Hub Committee or the Council on forthcoming decisions and the
development of policy.
Can the Public
attend and speak at meetings?
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
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
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
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.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee Annual Report
for 2020-21 has now been published. You can download a copy
Overview and Scrutiny Report for
2020/21 (PDF) [5MB]