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A Successful Scrutiny year


My esteemed colleagues have already covered Christmas wishes and festivities as well as the serious business of on-going work at this time of year. So on Christmas Eve as the ending of the year, and the beginning of a new it falls to me to reflect on the successes and to look to the forthcoming year.

This year has seen an unprecedented amount of scrutiny activity. This year in excess of twelve task groups have taken place supported by Dan, Janine and I. These have ranged across the spectrum of Council and community activity and include: Welfare benefit reforms, the Armed Forces Covenant, external placements of children and adults with special educational needs, Devon personalised learning service, dementia, carers, utility reinstatements and many, many more.

The forthcoming year will continue to bring challenges to Councils across the Country and hopefully scrutiny will have a positive role to play.

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