The Overview and Scrutiny Panel consists of 12 non-Executive members (those who are not members of the Cabinet) and is appointed on a proportional basis (with political groups represented in the same proportion as on the whole Council). It monitors the performance of the Leader and Cabinet and scrutinises services and policies throughout the district and makes recommendations for improvement.
Any three Councillors from the relevant Panel can ‘call in’ (challenge) for review any decision made by the Cabinet or by individual Portfolio Holders. This has to be done within 5 working days of the decision being published.
Further details about the Scrutiny and Overview Committee’s powers and responsibilities are available in Part 2 Article 6 and Part 4 of the Constitution.
Support officer: Mrs Beccy Buddle, Democratic Services Officer (Scrutiny), Tel No. 01480 388008/e-mail Beccy.Buddle@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.