Overview and Scrutiny aims to promote open and
transparent decision-making, democratic accountability and to hold
the Cabinet to account for its actions.
Overview and Scrutiny Committee is responsible for ensuring that
the overview and scrutiny process is operating effectively and is
making a difference for local people. The committee’s
role includes commissioning scrutiny task groups.
It is led
by elected councillors, who carry out work both in committee and
outside of the formal committee process. Overview and Scrutiny members are not members of
the Council’s Cabinet and do not make Executive Decisions,
but they set their own agenda and can make recommendations to
Cabinet/Council for policy development and improvement.
does not just look at the way the Council does things, it can look
at anything that affects the lives of people in Cheltenham and
allows residents to have a greater say in Council
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
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, or you
topic registration form.
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.
interested in a particular agenda item?
Why not 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.