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Overview and Scrutiny Committees

 

Appointment

 

The Council will annually constitute and appoint three Overview and Scrutiny Committees, comprising of fifteen councillors, to discharge the functions conferred by section 21 of the Local Government Act 2000 or regulations under section 32 of the Local Government Act 2000.

 

General Role

 

Within their terms of reference, Overview and Scrutiny Committees will:

 

(a)  Review and / or scrutinise the decisions made or actions taken in connection with the discharge of the Council’s functions;

(b)  Review and scrutinise the performance of other public bodies in the area and invite reports from them by requesting them to address the Overview and Scrutiny committee about their activities and performance;

(c)  Support joint work planning arrangements in developing an integrated scrutiny work programme;

(d)  Make reports and / or recommendations to the Council and / or the Cabinet in connection with any policy or the discharge of any functions; 

(e)  Exercise the right to call in, for reconsideration decisions made but not yet implemented by the Executive function of the Council;

(f)  Assist the Council and the Cabinet in the development and monitoring of the annual budget;

(g)  Review and scrutinise the Council’s transformation governance and processes as well as monitoring the outcomes and benefits of the Transformation Programme;

(h)  Review and scrutinise the Council’s partnership arrangements;

(i)  Review and scrutinise the Council’s commissioning activities;

(j)  Review and scrutinise the performance of the Council in relation to its policy objectives, performance targets and / or particular service areas; and

(k)  Have the authority to establish task & finish groups, standing panels and sub-committees as necessary to discharge the functions falling within the remit of the committee.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committees Terms of Reference

 

Each Overview and Scrutiny Committee is aligned to one of the Wirral Plan themes of People, Business and Environment with responsibility for reviewing and / or scrutinising decisions made or actions taken in connection with the pledges that make up the respective theme of the Wirral Plan.  The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is also responsible for scrutinising the strategies, policies, partnerships, transformation projects / programmes and supporting functions which operate in support of their Wirral Plan theme. 

 

Business Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 

 

Wirral Plan Pledges

 

·  Greater job opportunities in Wirral

·  Workforce skills match business needs

·  Increase inward investment

·  Thriving small businesses

·  Vibrant Tourism economy

·  Transport and technology fit for the future

·  Assets and buildings are fit for purpose

 

 

 

 

Scope of the Committee

 

To review and / or scrutinise any strategies and plans, and the delivery of these plans, including:

 

·  Wirral’s Growth Plan

·  Wirral Visitor Economy Plan

·  Wirral’s Transport Strategy

·  Wirral’s Digital Strategy

·  Wirral Asset Strategy

 

To review and / or scrutinise the commissioning, management and performance of services for:

 

·  Growth

·  Transport

·  Digital

·  Regulatory Services

·  Asset Management

·  Customer Services

 

 

Cross-Cutting Themes

 

·  Good quality Housing that meets the needs of residents pledge (Link with Environment theme)

·  Community services are joined up and accessible pledge (link with Environment theme)

·  Liverpool City Region Combined Authority