Overview and Scrutiny

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What Overview and Scrutiny is not

Just as Overview and Scrutiny has considerable influence when used in the right way, there are times when other procedures are more appropriate.

Overview and Scrutiny cannot help in the following areas:

  • Individual complaints about specific issues - these should be taken up through our Customer Care Procedure
  • The financial probity of the council - this is the responsibility of the Audit Committee
  • The conduct or behaviour of a councillor or officer - this is the responsibility of the Standards Committee