The Policy and Performance
Advisory Committee performs all Overview and Scrutiny functions on
behalf of the Council. The Committee
took over many of these functions from the former
Scrutiny Committee with effect from May 2020.
Meetings of the Policy and
Performance Advisory Committee are open to the public, unless
exempt or confidential information is being considered.
The Committee membership is
eleven councillors who are not Cabinet members and chaired by a
member of the main opposition group.
The Committee meets in advance of each Cabinet meeting so that it
can provide input into key decision matters going for consideration
to Cabinet. It also carries out
performance review and retains statutory ‘call-in’
powers to scrutinise decisions made by Cabinet.
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 Committee may from time to
time appoint Review Panels as appropriate to undertake any of its
activities; these Panels should normally consist of three or five
councillors. The Panels will not have decision making