Overview and scrutiny involves councillors and members of the public working together to help improve public services. They review both the public services already in place, and future plans to change them. They make recommendations to the council and other organisations, bringing real improvements to the people who live and work in the district.
As a co-opted member, you can either:
- Be a member of one of the standing committees:
- Be a member of the Co-opted Member Pool
The Overview and Scrutiny Management Board appoints single issue Task and Finish Groups to investigate and report on topics within its terms of reference. This may include topics related to economic growth, safer and stronger communities, environmental wellbeing, culture, sport and tourism or transport and highways
This is a more ad hoc commitment and members will be called on to be part of a task and finish group according to their skills and interests. The standing committees may also call on members of the pool to sit on working groups that they establish.
You will take part in meetings, site visits and other projects, depending on the work being carried out.
Co-opted Members serve a three-year term of office. Our next full recruitment process will take place in February 2020, for members starting in May 2020. We will post more details nearer the time.