The Council will have one
Scrutiny Committee which will perform all Overview and Scrutiny
functions on behalf of the Council.
Meetings of the Scrutiny
Committee are open to the public, unless exempt or
confidential information is being considered.
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 Lewes residents.
The Scrutiny Committee may
appoint Panels as appropriate to undertake any of its activities;
these Panels should normally consist of three or five councillors.
The Panels will report their conclusions direct to Cabinet/Council
as appropriate. The Panels will not have decision making
Attending and speaking at public meetings