Committees and Decisions
Decisions of the Council can be made through meetings of the full Council itself, the Cabinet, Committees, individually by Cabinet Members, or at Officer level. The Overview and Scrutiny Panels (Performance Monitoring Panel and Policy Development Panel) challenge and scrutinise decisions.
Overview and Scrutiny in local government is an essential part of the Councillors 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.