In undertaking overview and scrutiny the Select Committee looks at issues of local concern, and is a way for the public to get more involved in the Council's decision-making.
In addition to reporting and making recommendations on new and existing policy, and occasionally scrutinising decisions of the Council, exceptionally, the Committee may look at how others who serve the local community are operating, such as the police and health services.
The terms of reference can be found on pages 4 and 5 of Committee Terms of Reference 2011 [86kb]
Members of the public may be invited to give their views on issues under consideration. The outcomes of the reviews are reported to the Policy Committee and other committees, or, as appropriate, outside bodies.
The Committee may appoint working groups to help it carry out its work more effectively.