Overview and Scrutiny Committee
All public meetings of the council have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
In line with Government guidance we will not be holding public council meetings until further notice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents, Councillors and officers.
Non-essential decisions will have to wait and we will continue to keep residents updated where and when urgent decisions need to be made.
On 18 March full Council agreed urgent new rules to allow the Managing Director to make emergency* and urgent** decisions when Councillors cannot meet.
Under this rule, The Managing Director must check with at least 4 members of the cabinet, one of whom must be an opposition councillor and one to be the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Council before making decisions.
*Emergencies include events covered by our Emergency Plan as well as unprecedented episodes, such as pandemics.
**Urgency means decisions essential to the Council’s operation during an emergency.
Purpose of committee
Overview and Scrutiny Committee monitors’ performance against the targets set out in the council’s corporate plan. The committee also identifies potential areas for improvement and explores options to develop council services. Members also undertake reviews which look at issues of local importance.
Overview and Scrutiny Committee meet every three months. The meetings are usually held in the Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House and are generally open for the public to attend. Paper copies of the agenda for Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Services meetings are available on request from Democratic Services
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- Councillor Warren Davies (Chair)
- Councillor Leah Levane (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor Paul Barnett
- Councillor Andrew Battley
- Councillor Karl Beaney
- Councillor Ruby Cox
- Councillor Paul Foster
- Councillor Margi O'Callaghan
- Councillor John Rankin
- Councillor Alan Roberts
- Councillor Mike Turner
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