Input into the Overview and Scrutiny Committee work plan

Published: Friday, 14 December 2018

Northampton businesses and residents are invited to input ideas for Northampton Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee work plan for the next 12 months.

The Committee, which is made up of members of all political groups at the Council, can look into any issue affecting residents of the Borough with the aim of improving the town as a place to work, live and visit.

Up to three of the most popular subjects gathered from public suggestions will be taken forward for investigation during 2019. These will be decided at a Committee meeting in April 2019.

Councillor Jamie Lane, Chair of Northampton Borough Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee said: “More than 90 suggestions from the public were received last year and as a result the top suggestions taken forward for the Committee to look into during 2018 were; Northampton Post Unitary, The Impact of the Move of the University, Adult Social Care, and Homelessness and Rough Sleepers.

“These subjects attracted a lot of public interest and the Committee will be forwarding recommendations to Cabinet early next year.

“In the meantime, to continue our work, helping to make the town a better place to live, work and visit, we are opening up another public consultation to gather peoples’ ideas for the Committee’s work plan in 2019.”

Anyone who would like to get involved, can input their ideas by taking part in survey between now and 28 February: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/oands2016  

Hard copy forms are also available from the One Stop Shop.

More information about the work of the Committee is available at www.northampton.gov.uk/scrutiny or contact the Council's Overview & Scrutiny Officer Tracy Tiff via email: [email protected]