How to get involved in scrutiny
There are a number of ways to get involved in the Council’s scrutiny work.
Attend a scrutiny committee meeting
Come along to a scrutiny committee meeting and listen to the debate. All meetings are open to the public, except when a confidential item is discussed (this is very rare). Meetings usually take place at County Hall in Lewes.
To find out when meetings take place see our committee pages.
Watch the HOSC webcast
The Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) is webcast online and you can watch the HOSC webcast live or via archive for up to a year.
Please note: all scrutiny meetings are currently being webcast.
Suggest a topic for scrutiny
Is there an issue that you feel scrutiny should be looking at? To put forward an idea to be considered by the relevant scrutiny committee you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Please note that scrutiny does not deal with individual cases or complaints.
Provide evidence to a review board
Scrutiny members are always keen to take evidence from people who are affected by a particular service or issue they are investigating.
The contact details of the officer responsible for each scrutiny committee can be found on the webpage for the relevant scrutiny committee.
Each local authority also has a statutory scrutiny officer. The contact details of the East Sussex County Council statutory scrutiny officer are:
Head of Policy (and Statutory Scrutiny Officer)
St Anne’s Crescent
East Sussex BN7 1UE
Phone: 07523 930526
Email Claire Lee
Find out more about scrutiny
You may wish to visit the Centre for Governance and Scrutiny website to read national guidance on scrutiny.