Overview and Scrutiny aims to
promote open and transparent decision-making, democratic
accountability and to hold the Cabinet to account for its
The 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.
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/Cabinet Members/Council for
policy development and improvement.
Scrutiny does not just look at
the way the Council does things, it can look at anything that
affects the lives of people in West Suffolk and allows residents to
have a greater say in Council matters.
Each year the Committee
produces a Scrutiny Annual Report which sets out an overview of its
Scrutiny Annual Report 2016-2017
Scrutiny Annual Report 2015-2016