Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

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.  The Committee meets monthly.


Meetings are open to the public.


Contact information

Support officer: Laura Wilson. Senior Governance Officer

Phone: 0115 8764301