The Overview and Scrutiny have
statutory powers to scrutinise decisions the executive is planning
to take, those it plans to implement, and those that have already
been taken or implemented. The Overview and Scrutiny committee can
enable improvements to be made to policies or the implementation of
those policies and also have an important role to play in
developing policy and improving performance.
The Overview and Scrutiny
· Provide constructive
‘critical friend’ challenge to the
· Amplify the voices and
concerns of the public;
· Be led by independent
people who take responsibility for their role; and
· Drive improvement in
public services in Cheltenham.
would like to know more about how Overview and Scrutiny operates in
the Borough you may find the set of scrutiny
guidelines that have been developed
useful. These are in the process of
being updated (June 2021).
information about what has been achieved through Overview and
Scrutiny in recent years is contained in the Overview and Scrutiny
would like the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to set up a task
group to look at a *particular issue then you can contact you Ward
Councillor who can put forward the topic on your behalf.
note that there is a limit to the amount of task groups that can be
in operation at any one time and it will be for the Overview and
Scrutiny Committee to decide whether it can investigate the issues
that you suggest. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee cannot deal
with Planning or Licensing matters or complaints as there are other
processes for dealing with them.
Are you interested in a particular agenda
attend a meeting to find out more and see the Overview and Scrutiny
Committee in action.
dates/times (past, present and future) are advertised on our
website, along with agendas and reports.
you are interested in a review that a Task Group is about to
undertake and you would like to contribute your views on the
matter. You can do this by contacting
democratic services, however, it is best if you can provide these
comments at an early stage of any review in order that the Task
Group can consider them properly.