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 be a member of one of the standing committees:
This involves attending regular meetings, a minimum of six per year, examining many different issues in relation to the terms of reference of the committee
You will take part in meetings, site visits and other projects, depending on the work being carried out.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the recruitment process for volunteers to serve as co-opted members, for three years from May 2020, has been suspended. Applications will continue to be accepted we are able to resume the normal process. For more information, go to our Apply to be a Co-opted / Independent Member page.