Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Resources

Purpose of committee

Effective overview and scrutiny should:

 

·       provide constructive ‘critical friend’ challenge

·       amplify the voices and concerns of the public

·       be led by independent people who take responsibility for their role

·       drive improvement in public services and strategic decision-making

 

Successful scrutiny should enhance accountability and ensure transparency of decision-making, contribute to service improvement, and act as a check and balance on decision-makers. 

 

Although Overview and Scrutiny Committees do not take decisions, they have a role in policy development as well as holding the Executive to account.  

 

Guildford’s Overview and Scrutiny Committees fulfil their general remit in relation to the following service areas:

 

Committee

Remit

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Resources

 

 

Communications & Customer Services

Housing Services

Assets & Property

Finance

Legal & Democratic Services

Organisational Development

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Services

 

This Committee is the Council’s designated crime and disorder committee under Section 19 of the Police and Justice Act 2006.

Community Services

Environmental Services

Regulatory Services

Commercial Services

Regeneration and Planning Policy

Planning Development

 

If an item within the remit of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Services has substantial revenue or capital funding implications then the Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Resources may, with the agreement of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Services, assume responsibility for its scrutiny.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: James Dearling, Tel no: 01483 444141 Email:  james.dearling@guildford.gov.uk.