The Council’s 3 scrutiny committees are made up of councillors from different political parties, in proportion to their seats on the Council, and co-opted members from outside the Council. Each committee sets its own work programme.
Scrutinises care services for residents, including residential care state education, public health, other childcare services and sensory care services. Also looks at community safety.
Scrutinises road maintenance, public transport, management of the local environment and trading standards, libraries and archives, registrars and the voluntary sector.
Looks at the work of local NHS organisations.