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Strategic (Overview & Scrutiny) Committee

Committee description

The Strategic (Overview & Scrutiny) Committee meets four times a year to look at decisions and services that relate to the strategic direction of the council, such as the strategic plan, performance reports and financial information. 

Read about the Strategic (overview & scrutiny) work programme.

What is Overview & Scrutiny? Overview & Scrutiny is a process that makes sure decisions taken by the council reflect the opinions, wishes and priorities of the people of our district.

Our Overview & Scrutiny Committees has an important role to play in providing local accountability, openness and involvement in decision-making and improving results for people living in our district. 

Scrutiny committees are made up of councillors who understand the concerns of the people who elected them. Their role is to act as a critical friend, and to provide support to make sure decisions are carried out correctly. Sometimes they may recommend a different course of action.

Overview & Scrutiny Committees are not a decision making body.

If you require agendas, agenda items and/or minutes from meetings dating back more than one year please contact the Committee Team on 01543 308064/308065 who will be able to supply them.


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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm.