Overview and Scrutiny Committees: What should they investigate over the next twelve months?

Closed 27 Sep 2021

Opened 13 Sep 2021


West Northamptonshire Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committees are asking for people to submit their ideas about what the committees should investigate over the next twelve months. 

The committees can look into any issue affecting residents or the West Northamptonshire Council area, and ideas do not need to be related to Council services.

We have three Overview and Scrutiny Committees:

  • Corporate Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises strategic priorities, the budget and customer services;
  • People Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises social care, health and wellbeing, education, housing and communities; and
  • Place Scrutiny Committee which scrutinises the environment, transport and highways, the local economy and community safety. 

The three Overview and Scrutiny Committees have prepared short-term Work Programmes for 2021 to 2022, contents of which include:

  • Tree Policy for West Northamptonshire
  • Flytipping Policy for West Northamptonshire
  • Social Values Act 2013
  • The Children’s Trust Budget
  • Residential and nursing care for older people
  • West Northamptonshire Anti-Poverty Strategy

Overview and Scrutiny cannot help in the following areas:

  • Individual complaints about specific issues. These should be taken up through West Northamptonshire Council's Customer Care Procedure
  • Proper accounting for money of the Council - this is the responsibility of the Audit Committee
  • The conduct or behaviour of a councillor or officer - this is the responsibility of the Standards Committee.

Have your say

The committees really welcome your comments on the their short term work programmes and any other issues you think they should address.

Please tell us your views by completing our short survey - using the link below.

It cannot be guaranteed that items raised in this survey will be considered by Overview and Scrutiny.

Any issues that the Committee decides to look into will be investigated. The outcome of any review will be contained in a final report with recommendations for the appropriate organisation(s).

This survey will run from Monday 13 September to midnight on Monday 27 October 2021.

If you have any questions or enquiries about the survey, please contact Democratic Services at democraticservices@westnorthants.gov.uk.

For information about how consultation and engagement responses are managed, please see the consultation and engagement privacy notice.


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