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What is Overview and Scrutiny

Last Modified November 06, 2013

Committee signsWe have three Overview and Scrutiny committees, whose role is to scrutinise the decisions and performance of the Executive and the council as a whole and to undertake policy development and review work. 

They investigate issues which affect people who live and work in Hertsmere, or who use any of the services provided by us. They aim to improve the services that you use by monitoring the work of the council, making recommendations on the way services are provided and engaging with you on issues of local concern. 

The meetings are normally open to the public. You can see when they are happening. The agenda is published five working days before the meeting.  If a topic on the agenda is of interest to you and you would like to comment on it, please contact us.

Overview and Performance Committee

The Overview and Performance Committee coordinates the workload of the Resources and Environment Scrutiny Committees, receives feedback from them and sets the yearly work programme.

It undertakes financial and performance monitoring, and has specific responsibility for:

  • Community Strategy
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Efficiency
  • Financial Strategy
  • Risk Management.

Resources Scrutiny Committee

  The Resources Committee has specific responsibility for:

  • Communications
  • Community Safety
  • Community Services
  • Cultural and Leisure Services
  • Customer Services
  • Council-owned property
  • Estates Management
  • Finance
  • Grants
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services.

Environment Scrutiny Committee 

The Environment Scrutiny Committee has specific responsibility for:

  • Environmental Health
  • Housing
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Planning
  • Transport Policy
  • Waste and Recycling.

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