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Overview and Scrutiny Committee

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Information about Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee has overall responsibility for the performance of all Overview and Scrutiny functions (under Local Government Act 2000) on behalf of the Council. The Committee has the power to scrutinise all Council functions and decisions that would not be dealt with by the Budget and Performance Panel.  They also have the power to call-in any extreme decisions that members feel have not been made in accordance with the Council’s decision-making principles. 


Other major functions of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee include:


  • Consideration of Cabinet decisions after they have been put into effect. 


  • Consideration of the List of Forthcoming Key Decisions and commenting on Key Decisions. 


  • Conduct of reviews of policies, services and aspects of services where there is an identifiable need, by itself or through setting a Task Group. 


  • Working with other local authorities and organisations to carry out joint scrutiny. 


  • Assisting the Cabinet in the development of the Budget and Policy Framework. 


  • Creating Task Groups and setting their Terms of Reference. 


  • Reviewing and scrutinising the performance of the Cabinet, Cabinet Committees and appropriate Officers and receiving reports and updates. 


  • Consideration of matters arising from a Councillor Call for Action (CCfA) under Section 119 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 and Regulations thereunder. 


  • Undertake the functions of the Council’s crime and disorder committee for the purposes of Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006, including CCfA relating to crime and disorder matters.