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Overview and Scrutiny

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

The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee for 2023-2024 is Councillor Adam Compton, and the Vice-Chair is Councillor Val Bryant.

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 contact the Scrutiny Officer at no later than two working days prior to the meeting.

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.

If you would like to know more about the work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, please contact the Council’s Scrutiny Officer at