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Overview and Scrutiny Committee

This page lists the meetings for Overview and Scrutiny Committee.


Information about Overview and Scrutiny Committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is the overall body responsible for co-ordinating scrutiny at Gloucester City Council. It conducts both pre and post-scrutiny of Cabinet and Council 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 Council and Cabinet decisions.
  • Acting as a ‘critical friend’ for Council and Cabinet.
  • Tracking the progress of recommendations made by Task & Finish groups once they have received a Cabinet response
  • Undertaking scrutiny work required by legislation, such as Comprehensive Area Assessments, Crime and Disorder or Councillor Call for Action
  • Monitoring the Forward Plan and deciding which policy areas to scrutinise, for example:
  • Corporate Performance
  • General Scrutiny Issues
  • Corporate Governance (Scrutiny)
  • Financial Monitoring
  • Managing overall scrutiny work plan and resolving resource issues
  • Pre-scrutiny of Executive decisions
  • Scrutiny of bodies external to Gloucester City Council


You may find the following link to the Centre for Public Scrutiny helpful: