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How to get involved in Scrutiny

There are a number of ways you can get involved in Overview and Scrutiny. You can:

  1. Suggest an issue for scrutiny
  2. Attend scrutiny meetings
  3. Give evidence
  4. Advise on a particular scrutiny
  5. Contact the Scrutiny Team for more information.

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 criteria:

  • 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 scrutiny?
  • Are improvements for local people likely?
  • Does it examine a poor performing service?
  • Will it result in improvements to the way the Council operates?
  • Is it relevant to new Government guidance or legislation?
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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
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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 to:

Scrutiny Team
Legal and Democratic Services
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road
Worcester WR5 2NP
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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 group.

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 independent perspective.

If you would like to become involved in a scrutiny, please contact Suzanne O'Leary, Overview and Scrutiny Manager, scrutiny@worcestershire.gov.uk
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.