Scrutiny – reviewing and improving services

What is Scrutiny?

Scrutiny is a shorthand term for the activities carried out by non-executive councillors to review the Council and other local organisations. Find out how this works in East Sussex.

Scrutiny committees

There are three scrutiny committees in East Sussex, and an Audit Committee, that meet four times a year. They have a wide range of powers to examine and make recommendations on almost everything affecting East Sussex or its residents.

Scrutiny reviews

Our committees carry out a range of in-depth scrutiny reviews. Find out about the review process as well as the current and completed reviews.

How to get involved

From attending meetings to providing evidence for a review board, find out the different ways you can get involved in the scrutiny process.