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 powers.
Support officer: Committee Services on 01273 471600.