Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee has a role in policy development by gathering evidence and evaluating the effectiveness of different policy options.

 

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee also has powers to review and/or scrutinise decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of any of the Council’s functions and to make reports and/or recommendations to the Council and/or the Cabinet in connection with the discharge of any functions.  The Overview and Scrutiny Committee may exercise the right to call-in, for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet implemented by the Cabinet under the Call-In Procedure that is set out in the Council’s Constitution.  In this context, it is important to recognise that there should be an appropriate balance between effectively holding the Cabinet to account, being able to question decisions before they are implemented and allowing effective and efficient decision-making by the Cabinet within the policy framework and budget agreed by the Council.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Committee and Member Services Officer: M. Clarke. Direct Line: 01372 474178 E-mail:  mclarke@elmbridge.gov.uk