Committee details

Strategic Overview & Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

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 decision.

 

The Overview & Scrutiny function ensures that:

 

Executive Decisions are publicly held to account;

The policy process and decision making becomes more transparent;

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

 

Call-in

 

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 Process.

 

Download the meeting dates and papers for Strategic Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Trisha Sutton. 01473 432512