What is Overview and Scrutiny?
Overview and Scrutiny in local government is an essential part of the councillor's role as a representative of the people. It is about councillors making a difference by holding the Cabinet to account; looking in depth at how services are provided and at reviewing and developing policies.
We believe that good scrutiny should:
- Provide a 'critical friend' challenge to decision-makers
- Reflect the public voice
- Take the lead and own the scrutiny process
- Make an impact on service delivery
These pages set out what scrutiny is, how it works at South Holland and how you can become involved.