Overview and scrutiny helps to provide
accountability and transparency in local public services.
It is an opportunity for non-executive
councillors to review policies, decisions and services of the City
Council and other organisations operating in Nottingham to ensure
they meet the needs of the community and, where necessary, makes
recommendations for improvement.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee takes an
overview of key strategic issues relevant to Nottingham to ensure
that decision makers are held to account for their decisions and
actions. It has statutory powers to
scrutinise crime and disorder issues and flood risk
management. It sets and manages the
scrutiny work programme and can establish scrutiny review panels to
support delivery of the work programme.
The Committee is made up of 12 non-executive
councillors appointed to reflect the political balance of the
Council and 1 co-opted member representing the voluntary and
community sector. The Committee meets
Meetings are open to the public.