Overview and Scrutiny Information
Overview and Scrutiny general information
The Overview Joint Scrutiny Commission meets twice a year on pre-arranged dates and times, as do the 3 Overview and Scrutiny Panels (OSPs) who meet at least quarterly. Additional meetings may also be called to consider items as necessary and Select Committees or working groups may be set up to carry out more in-depth reviews on work programme topics. These reviews may lead to the production of reports and recommendations that advise Council.
What is Overview and Scrutiny?
The overview and scrutiny function helps ensure that the Council delivers its objectives in an open and transparent way allowing Councillors to shape, question, evaluate and challenge its policies, decisions and performance. It provides an opportunity for them to champion issues of public concern and allows debate in the development of new policies and the Council's vision for the Borough.
Overview and scrutiny reinforces the Council's role in promoting the well being of the local community and is a positive activity which should contribute to the delivery of efficient and effective services that meet the needs and aspirations of local communities.
What Overview and Scrutiny does not do?
It does not consider individual complaints. Although it may consider patterns of complaints that affect more than just one individual. The OSPs are primarily concerned with the wider issues affecting the local people. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has a complaints procedure in place, the data from which, the OSPs may use in reviews.