The Local Government Act 2000 required all councils in England and Wales to introduce new political structures which provided a clear role for the council, the executive and non executive councillors.
One of the key roles for non executive councillors is to undertake an overview and scrutiny role for the council. The overview and scrutiny role involves reviewing policies of the council, helping to develop policies for the council, involvement with best value reviews, scrutinising organisations external to the council and holding the executive to account.
In West Lancashire overview and scrutiny operates through two scrutiny committees.
The Committee conducts in depth reviews/policy development as set out in its work programme.
The Committee considers, as part of its routine work:
The Member Development Commission will continue its work during 2017/18.
The topic selected for review in the 2017/18 Work Programme is "Community Involvement in Service Delivery".
If you have any comments on the topics submitted or would like to suggest topics for inclusion in future work programmes, contact Cathryn Jackson, Principal Overview and Scrutiny Officer.
If you want to find out more about the work of the Committees, get access to agendas and minutes, attend a meeting, etc, visit Council committees and meetings