Scrutiny Committees consist of all Members (also known as Councillors) who are not Members of the Executive Board. Their main purpose is to review and improve Council services, to make recommendations on future policy options and to act as a check on the Executive Board by holding it to account for its decisions.
The Scrutiny function is therefore important in demonstrating the Council's accountability. For example, Scrutiny Members can request Executive Board Members and Officers to attend their meetings to account for their decisions.
There are 5 Scrutiny Committees in Wrexham:
Scrutiny Co-ordinating Group, which comprises the Chairs and Vice Chairs of the scrutiny committees, oversees and co-ordinates the workload of the 5 scrutiny committees.
If you would like to be kept informed about Scrutiny in Wrexham, including what we are investigating and how you could get involved, please contact us:
Legal and Democratic Services
Wrexham County Borough Council
PO Box 1284
Tel: 01978 292257
The Centre for Public Scrutiny has been created to promote the value of scrutiny in modern and effective government - not only to hold executives to account but also to create a constructive dialogue between the public and its elected representatives - to improve the quality of public services.
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The Institute of Local Government Studies (Inlogov) is the UK's leading centre for local government management research, consultancy and teaching. Our work has helped shape national and local governance agendas. Many of the ideas now in currency in local authority practice, and promoted in government policy, have their roots in the Institute's work.
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