10 Things You Should Know About Scrutiny

Whether you have just started working for a Council or have many years of service there’s a very good chance that no one has ever explained what scrutiny is all about. We’ve recognised that we need to raise awareness amongst council staff about the scrutiny function, the work it involves, and its impact.     […]

Why do we do pre-decision scrutiny?

Pre-decision scrutiny is the process that enables scrutiny councillors to engage with the Cabinet before it takes decisions and there are very good reasons why it should happen. Its an opportunity for consultation with non-executive councillors before Cabinet makes its decision. It enables scrutiny councillors to gain information and develop an understanding on particular issues. […]

Supporting local democracy and good governance

Our annual report for the last 12 months has now been published. It gives a summary of what we have done, the feedback we have received and the things we want to improve in future. It is an important document for us. It shows that we are transparent in our work and open to scrutiny! […]

Making scrutiny more user friendly

We have introduced a new publications page for scrutiny and we think it is a really neat way of making the process more open, transparent and accessible. You can find the page here. We now use this page to publish all scrutiny agenda packs, letters and reports and the responses that Cabinet provides back to […]