Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Purpose of committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Commission and its Task and Finish Groups support the work of the Cabinet and the Council as a whole.  They allow citizens to have a greater say in Council matters by holding public inquiries into matters of local concern.  The Commission has a set work programme which is decided by the members either by picking forthcoming reports from the Forward Plan or by members requesting that the Commission scrutinise a certain issue.  These lead to reports and recommendations which advise the Cabinet and the Council as a whole on its policies, budget and service delivery.  They can ‘call-in’ a decision which has been made by the Executive but not yet implemented and may recommend that the decision be reconsidered.


Contact information

Support officer: Democratic Services. 01362 656870

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Elizabeth House
Walpole Loke
NR19 1EE

Phone: 01362 656295