The Council will have one
Scrutiny Committee which will perform all Overview and Scrutiny
functions on behalf of the Council.
Consisting of eleven
councillors who are not Cabinet members and chaired by a member of
the main opposition group, the Scrutiny Committee has the
responsibility to maintain an overview of the discharge of the
Council’s executive (Cabinet) functions, scrutinise
decisions, and make reports and recommendations thereon. The
Committee is not confined to looking only at Council services; it
can investigate the actions of other companies and organisations
whose actions affect Eastbourne residents.
Meetings of the Scrutiny
Committee are open to the public, unless exempt or
confidential information is being considered.
The Scrutiny Committee may appoint Task Groups as appropriate to
undertake any of its activities and investigations; these Task
Groups should normally consist of two councillors (one from each of
the controlling group and the main opposition group). The Task
Groups will report their conclusions direct to Cabinet/Council as
appropriate. The Task Groups will not have decision making
Attending and speaking at public meetings