Scrutiny – Get involved

Time to get involved…..

Scrutiny is one of the building blocks of local democracy. It holds local leaders to account for the decisions they make, challenges performance, and makes suggestions to improve services.

In July Councillors are going to be considering what they want to scrutinise over the next 12 months. If you want to get involved and send us your ideas, either leave us a comment below or email us at democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

These are the issues we would like to hear your views on:

  • Our communities and individuals are safe and protected from harm and are able to remain independent for longer
  • The health and wellbeing of all in Warwickshire is protected.
  • Our economy is vibrant, residents have access to jobs, training and skills development.
  • Warwickshire’s communities are supported by excellent communications and transport infrastructure.
  • Resources and services are targeted effectively and efficiently whether delivered by the local authority, commissioned or in partnership.
  • The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – are my needs covered?

It’s not necessary to respond to all of these. Feel free to concentrate on the issues you think are most important, or those you have most to say on.  If you are not sure which issues your suggestion fits within, send it along anyway and we will make sure that suggestions are put forward for consideration.

Deadline

It will help us to receive your suggestions on where you think improvements to services need to be made by our deadline of 30 June 2014.  We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

Scrutiny Annual Report for 2012/13

We’ve just published our Scrutiny Annual Report for 2012-13.

The report brings together all the major pieces of scrutiny we’ve done over the past year, including in-depth reviews of Council and local health services, the performance of individual departments, and the ongoing improvement of services.

Read the report here: Scrutiny Annual Report 2012-13

Scrutiny Annual Report

Scrutiny primer

I’m a little conscious of banging on about what scrutiny is all the time on this blog so here’s a quick run-down for those who don’t know:

  • In summary, scrutiny is one of the building blocks of local democracy. It holds local leaders to account for the decisions they make, challenges performance, and makes suggestions to improve services.
  • The Centre for Public Scrutiny have a nice introduction here: www.cfps.org.uk/introduction-to-scrutiny
  • And we’ve done an introduction to our own work here: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/osexplained

Get Involved

Councillors are currently considering what they want to scrutinise over the next 12 months. If you want to get involved and send us your ideas, either leave us a comment below or email us at democraticservices@warwickshire.gov.uk

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