Overview and Scrutiny is an important council function which primarily acts as a check and balance to the work of the Cabinet (Executive). It was established by the Local Government Act 2000, when Councils had the opportunity to introduce a Cabinet structure to take decisions.
About Overview and Scrutiny
It is led by councillors who do not serve on the Cabinet. It is one of the ways that enables a broader range of Councillors to contribute to the strategic work of the Council in a constructive way.
Approach to Overview and Scrutiny in Kirklees
Structure of Overview and Scrutiny in Kirklees
The current Scrutiny structure is explained below and is made up of the following parts:
How Scrutiny decides which issues look at
There are several ways you can find out more about Scrutiny or get involved:
- Governance Team
- Address Civic Centre 3, High Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG
- Phone 01484 221000
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org