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Guide: Scrutiny

A guide to scrutiny

What is my role in scrutiny?

Councillors work with a variety of people to improve services.

Expert witnesses are invited to give information to the Committee or task group; these may be service users, academics, businesses, service providers, other councils or anyone who can help shape the outcome of the review.

Members of the public have a right to attend committee meetings and can always watch the live webcast. Views and opinions may also be sought by the committee outside the formal meetings in a variety of other ways.

Officers may be asked to present information to a committee or task group. This will be to inform councillors about how the service currently works and to help contribute ideas for future improvement.