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Council scrutiny

Our decisions are made by the council leader and cabinet. We also have non-executive councillors to keep check on decisions and performance. This role is called overview and scrutiny

Annual Scrutiny Programme 2020/21

Our Overview and Scrutiny Committee reviews decisions of the council, looks at how the council performs and investigates issues affecting the district.

The annual scrutiny programme for 2020/21 is now being planned and the committee wants to look at issues that are important in your community. It need not be about the council or its services.

If you would like an issue considered for the scrutiny programme please email   We will then provide you with a Scoping Form for completion. Closing date for submissions of scoping forms is Friday 13 March 2020. 

Overview and scrutiny committee

The committee can:

  • question the cabinet's decisions;
  • make its own recommendations to the cabinet;
  • ask the cabinet and other decision-makers to reconsider; or
  • refer a decision to the full council.

The fourth 'call-in' power usually refers to key decisions ie ones with a significant significant impact on finances or local communities.

Icon for pdf Read our Overview and Scrutiny - Annual Scrutiny Programme 2019/20 [228.07KB]

Please note, the programme is a guide only, and is subject to change

Further information

Our constitution provides full information on the role and powers of the overview and scrutiny committee. You can also browse meetings and see reports from the committee here.

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