Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is entitled to review and scrutinise the decisions and functions of the Council and the Cabinet and make reports or recommendations on matters affecting the authority's area and residents.

There are six scheduled meetings of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee each year.

The overview and scrutiny process is open to involvement by local people, and the Committee encourages and welcomes their participation. If you would like to speak on a subject please call Committee Services on 01462 474353 no later than two working days prior to the meeting.

View the dates and agendas for forthcoming meetings

Scrutiny Reviews

As well as its scheduled meetings, the Committee establishes a number of task and finish groups each year to look at topics in more depth. Once a review is complete, a report is prepared which is approved by the Committee and is then sent to the Cabinet or other public sector partners for consideration.

The Committee has decided to hold a workshop to examine the value of scrutiny to the Council. The task and finish group programme has been put on hold until after the workshop has taken place.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, please contact the Council’s Scrutiny Officer at ScrutinyOfficer@north-herts.gov.uk.