The Overview Select Committee
(OSC) has 15 members from the Council. The Committee’s three
main functions are set out below:
Policy Development and Review:
Reviewing current practices and
policies to bring them up to date and identify gaps.
Developing new policies in
response to changed priorities or legislation.
Researching and providing
innovative thinking on particular issues.
Monitoring and reviewing
deliverability of local services, whether provided by the Council
or local organisations.
Challenging poor or under-performance.
Ensuring the best use of
resources and value for money for local residents and eliminating
Holding the Executive (Cabinet and Chief Officers) to
account for their decisions:
Questioning decisions taken by
the council’s Executive.
Ensuring they are ‘held
to account’ for their actions.
The Committee also has a number
to make reports
and recommendations to the council’s Executive on issues
which affect the area
members and officers of the council to attend meetings and provide
information from partners
partners to ‘have regard’ to a report or
crime and disorder issues (at least once a year)
right to call-in, for reconsideration, decisions made but not yet
implemented by the Cabinet or an Individual Cabinet Member as set
out in the Scrutiny Procedure rules in Part 6 of the Councils
Petitions in accordance with the Petitions Scheme as set out in
Part 8 of the Councils Constitution
For a more in
depth look at this Committees functions please click
Council’s Scrutiny Procedure Rules please click
Council’s Petitions Scheme please click