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Overview and scrutiny

What is overview and scrutiny?

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee enables elected Members to undertake reviews of services and to scrutinise matters affecting South Derbyshire.

It offers an extra dimension to decision-making in local government and has an important contribution to make to service improvement. The committee's role is externally focused in the main, working with councillors, officers, partners, other organisations and individuals. It reviews services both at the council and in other organisations that affect residents of South Derbyshire, to ensure that they best meet the community's needs

Work programme

The committee sets an annual work programme, which is reviewed at each meeting. Please see the meeting notes via the further information and useful links section of this page.

Would you like to be involved in overview and scrutiny work?

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee conducts its work in an open forum and to improve services, it encourages the public to get involved. Meetings are usually held on Wednesday evenings, at the Civic Offices in Swadlincote or at other times, dates and venues in the community. If you would like to be involved in the committee's work, or you wish to raise an important community issue, please contact us by email: providing as much information as possible.

Further information and useful links

Find out further details about the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, its members, meetings, and the council procedure rules.

A national perspective on the role, responsibilities and achievements overview and scrutiny may be obtained from the Centre for Public Scrutiny.

Contact details

Democratic Services
Tel: 01283 595722

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