The work of the Overview and Scrutiny Commission and panels is steered by an annual work programme. This is agreed by the commission in consultation with the executive and corporate management team. Residents are encouraged to contribute ideas and concerns to shape the work programme.
The work programme includes reviews and performance monitoring of policy objectives, performance targets and particular service areas.
This happens through performance reports and budget consultation and monitoring. The work programme is flexible, allowing the addition of new reviews as the need arises.
The Overview and Scrutiny work programme in 2016 to 2017 aims to maintain a strategic and coordinated effort based on major areas of council and partner organisations’ activity. The selection of review topics takes account of what is likely to be of direct and significant interest to residents, and what would be timely, relevant, and likely to add value.
You can view the Overview and Scrutiny work programme: