To qualify, requests must:
- affect a group or community of people (scrutiny will not usually look at individual service complaints)
- relate to a service, event or issue in which the Council has a significant stake
- not be an issue which scrutiny has considered during the last 12 months
- not be a matter dealt with by another County Borough Council Committee (e.g. planning issues) except where the issue relates to the Council’s decision-making process
Your request will be acknowledged within 5 working days. Your suggestion form will be considered by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee, together with the Head of Service responsible for the subject matter you have raised.
If it is decided that an issue is not appropriate for discussion, or is too similar to a topic which has recently been considered, the Scrutiny Support Officer will contact you to explain why it has not been accepted.
You can submit a topic using the Scrutiny Suggestion Form