Effective scrutiny arrangements are an essential part of local democracy, enhancing accountability and transparency of decision-making and enabling local councillors to represent the views of their constituents.
These arrangements have been established to enable local councillors, on behalf of their communities, to scrutinise and challenge all matters within the remit of the Combined Authority.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee also investigates matters of significant importance to residents within the areas covered by the seven councils with a view to influencing decisions made in respect of all matters within the remit of the Combined Authority.
The Overview and Scrutiny Call-In Sub-Committee
The role of the Overview and Scrutiny Call-In Sub-Committee is to exercise the power to call-in decisions of the NECA that have been made but not yet implemented. The purpose of call-in is to consider whether to recommend that a decision be reviewed by the decision taker and is used only where members of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee have evidence which suggests that the decision was not taken in accordance with the principles of decision making (as set out in part 13.3 of the NECA Constitution). For more information contact us.