How to get involved in Scrutiny
There are a number of ways you can get involved in Overview and
Scrutiny. You can:
- Suggest an issue for
- Attend scrutiny
- Give evidence
- Advise on a
- Contact the Scrutiny Team for
1. Suggest an issue for scrutiny
Is there anything you would like councillors to investigate?
The Overview and Scrutiny Performance Board welcomes
suggestions from any members of the public, local community and
interest groups or local businesses.
Suggestion for scrutinies must meet one of the following
- Is the issue a priority area for the Council?
- Is it a key issue for local people?
- Will it be practicable to implement the outcomes of the
- Are improvements for local people likely?
- Does it examine a poor performing service?
- Will it result in improvements to the way the Council
- Is it relevant to new Government guidance or legislation?
2. Attend scrutiny meetings
By attending scrutiny meetings you can follow the progress of
scrutinies in person. Meetings usually take place at County Hall in
Worcester. All forthcoming meetings can be
viewed via this link.
Scrutiny meetings are usually open to the public and you are
very welcome to come along. However, if councillors need to
discuss confidential information regarding an item on the agenda,
the press and members of the public will be asked to leave the room
during the discussion
3. Give Evidence
We welcome your views on the issues currently being looked at.
Details of what is currently being
scrutinised can be viewed via this link.
Written submissions can be sent by email or by post
Worcestershire County Council
Worcester WR5 2NP
4. Advise a Scrutiny Review
If you have a keen interest or knowledge of an issue you could
provide advice to, or even be co-opted on to, a scrutiny task
Co-optees can represent the views of particular groups or
communities during a particular scrutiny. You can also bring
an external "expert" view. This can be very helpful to give an
If you would like to become involved in a scrutiny, please
contact Suzanne O'Leary, Overview and Scrutiny Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
tel 01905 728673.
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This page was last reviewed 14 January 2014 at 15:32.
The page is next due for review 13 July 2015.