We have two 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. 

Scrutiny investigates issues which affect people who live and work in Hertsmere, or who use any of the services provided by us. Scrutiny aims 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. 

Scrutiny 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.

Policy Review Committee

This Committee scrutinises Council policies, Council budget and oversees the enterprise and regeneration agenda of the Council.

Operations Review Committee 

This Committee looks at all operational matters within the Council's various services:

  • Communications
  • Community Safety
  • Community Services
  • Cultural and Leisure Services
  • Customer Services
  • Council-owned property
  • Environmental Health
  • Estates Management
  • Finance
  • Grants
  • Housing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Services.
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Planning
  • Transport Policy
  • Waste and Recycling.