Overview and Scrutiny
Overview and Scrutiny Committees’ Work Programmes
Bedford Borough Council has four committees
that review and investigate issues that matter to local people and
local communities, as well as reviewing the Council’s own decisions
and policies. These Committees are called ‘Overview and Scrutiny’
Committees and are made up of elected councillors who are not on
the Council’s Executive. They have a role not only in looking at
council services but also health and community safety. Each
committee specialises in one particular area, Children’s Services,
Environmental Services and Community Safety, Adult Services and
Health, or Corporate Services.
We would like your help to develop next year’s
agendas. What do you think that the committees should look at?
Here are some examples from this year of what
the Committees have considered:
GP Provision and Commissioning;
Children in Care;
Traffic Management in Bedford Town;
Funding of Bedford River Festival.
If you have any suggestions then please contatc us:
Write to: Consulting Bedford, Bedford Borough Council, Borough
Hall, Cauldwell Street,
Bedford, MK42 9AP
Please note that the Scrutiny and Overview
committees do not deal with individual queries or complaints, such
as individual planning applications or housing benefit claims. Any
such queries should be addressed to the relevant department.