Committee details

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

This Committee scrutinises a range of policy, financial and performance issues and makes reports and recommendations to the Cabinet or full Council.


The Committee also scrutinises the implementation of the community and corporate performance plans, as well as investigating broad policy matters, including reviewing decisions taken or to be taken by the cabinet or Chief Officers under delegated powers.


The Committee is responsible for co-ordinating the consideration of ‘member call-ins' where a Councillor requests that a particular issue is considered.


There are also three Scrutiny Panels, which undertake detailed scrutiny of the following issues:

·  Health

·  Neighbourhoods and Community Services

·  Education and Children's Services


The Annual Scrutiny Report 2019/20 can be found here.


Contact information

Support officer: Nicholas Pontone. 07749 709 868

Postal address:
Observatory House
25 Windsor Road

Phone: 07749 709 868