Committee details

Children, Adults, Health and Wellbeing Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel


Purpose of committee

Overview & Scrutiny is the name given to the system of checks and balances implemented to monitor and review the activity of the Cabinet and also assist them in developing policy.


Overview & Scrutiny has two key roles:



  • To assist the Council and Cabinet in the development of new policy
  • To assist the Cabinet by giving comments on issues identified as "Key Decisions" prior to a decision being made
  • To contribute to major service reviews at scoping and "key issues" stages
  • To assist the Cabinet by giving comments on selected Service & Budget Plans at their draft stage




  • Scrutinise performance management information to ensure that the Council is performing to agreed targets and to agreed Action Plans
  • Determine "call-ins" of decisions made but not yet implemented by the Cabinet or an officer
  • Scrutinise particular "Key Decisions" and other aspects of Cabinet activity to ensure compliance with agreed Council policies and plans.
  • Evaluate the impact of Council and or Cabinet decisions and policies




Membership: 5 Liberal Democrat Members; 2 Conservative Members, 1 Labour Member and 1 Green Member.

Chair is nominee of the Conservative Group; Vice Chair is nominee of Liberal Democrat Group



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Contact information

Support officer: Mark Durnford. Email: 01225 394458

Phone: 01225 394458