Committee details

Overview Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Council is required to appoint at least one Overview Scrutiny Committee.


The purpose of the Committee is to assist the Council to improve continuously the performance of its services and the policies and strategies within which the Council operates.


The Committee has a powerful role in:-


·         publicly holding the Cabinet to account for its actions;

·         helping to secure best value in the delivery of Council services;

·         helping to inform policy development and review; and

·         examining matters of wider local concern.


The Committee is chaired by the opposition political party group.



Contact information

Support officer: Committee Section.

Postal address:
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
DA12 1AU

Phone: 01474 337248/ 337302/ 337314


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