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
major functions of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet decisions after they have been put into effect.
Consideration of the
List of Forthcoming Key Decisions and commenting on Key
Conduct of reviews of
policies, services and aspects of services where there is an
identifiable need, by itself or through setting a Task
Working with other
local authorities and organisations to carry out joint
Assisting the Cabinet
in the development of the Budget and Policy Framework.
Creating Task Groups and setting
their Terms of Reference.
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
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