The Strategic Overview & Scrutiny
Committee supports the work of the Council and its Executive.
There is one overall Strategic Overview &
Scrutiny Committee that is responsible for monitoring and reviewing
all its decisions taken by the Executive.
More information about what the Strategic
Overview & Scrutiny Committee is responsible for and who the
members are, is available in the Ipswich Borough Council
Constitution (Part 3, Section 4).
If the Strategic Overview & Scrutiny
Committee considers that a decision is taken which may be contrary
to public interest it can recommend that Executive reconsiders this
The Overview & Scrutiny function ensures
Executive Decisions are publicly held to
The policy process and decision making becomes
The corporate priorities and the budgetary
framework are effective.
Find out more in our Committee handbook:
Overview & Scrutiny – A Guide.
Find out more about what an Overview &
Scrutiny Review is:
Overview & Scrutiny Reviews
If it is felt that an Executive decision has
been made incorrectly, the Strategic Overview & Scrutiny
Committee has the power to call-in that decision. The decision then
cannot be acted upon until the ‘call-in’ has been
considered by Strategic Overview & Scrutiny Committee. If,
after considering the call-in, the Committee still has concerns, it
can refer the matter back to the Executive.
Ipswich Borough Council Constitution – The Call-In