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. 

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 or . 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.

If you see that a review is underway that you are interested in giving evidence to, you can email or

Contact us 

The contact details of the officer responsible for each scrutiny committee can be found on the webpage for the relevant scrutiny committee.

Contact details for People Scrutiny Committee

Contact details for Place Scrutiny Committee

Contact details for HOSC  

Each local authority also has a statutory scrutiny officer. The contact details of the East Sussex County Council statutory scrutiny officer are:

Claire Lee
Head of Policy (and Statutory Scrutiny Officer)
County Hall
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.