Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee co-ordinates scrutiny at Gloucester City Council. It conducts both pre- and post-scrutiny of Cabinet decisions, and commissions Task & Finish Groups to investigate specific policy areas. Its main responsibilities can be summarised as follows:

  • Co-ordinating and leading scrutiny of Cabinet decisions.
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ for Cabinet.
  • Tracking the progress of recommendations made by Task & Finish groups once they have received a Cabinet response
  • Monitoring the Forward Plan and deciding which policy areas to scrutinise
  • Managing overall scrutiny work plan
  • Scrutiny of bodies external to Gloucester City Council.


Contact information

Support officer: Democratic and Electoral Services.

Postal address:
PO Box 3252

Phone: 01452 396127