West Northamptonshire Council operates an Overview and Scrutiny function that undertakes a number of roles, including:
a) Monitoring decisions of the Cabinet;
b) Advising the Council on forthcoming decisions;
c) The development and review of policy; and
d) Call-in of a decision made by the Cabinet but not yet implemented.
The Overview and Scrutiny function will develop a work plan as well as supporting policy development, providing pre-decision scrutiny where appropriate, holding decision-makers to account and exercising the formal call-in of executive decisions to review andy concerns about the making of the decision.
West Northamptonshire Council will have three Overview and Scrutiny Committees, and these are as follows:
- Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- People Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- Place Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Further details are set out in the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules in Part 7.2 of the Council’s Constitution.
Support officer: Tracy Tiff, Democratic Services.