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Council Services:

Communities and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee

This Committee is made up of 9 councillors and meets approximately every 6 weeks.

The role of this Committee is:

  • To review and scrutinise the following services and their outcomes:
    • Volunteering support
    • Adult education
    • Financial inclusion
    • Community engagement and development
    • Community hubs
    • Library services and archives
    • Preventing and reducing crime
    • Tackling domestic abuse
    • Fire and rescue and emergency response
    • Trading standards
    • Emergency planning
    • Road safety
    • Reducing anti-social behaviour
    • Registration, celebratory and coroner’s services
  • To review and scrutinise quarterly performance indicators, priority activities, customer satisfaction information and any other available performance measures related to the service areas within the remit of the Committee.
  • To consider any new legislation, policy or national guidance related to the remit of the Committee and the consequential impacts on the Council.
  • To review and scrutinise any decision that is to be or has been made by the Executive or any Executive Councillor or any key decision made by an officer in relation to the above services.
  • To provide advice to the Executive or any Executive Councillor or any officer, intending to make a decision or develop policy in relation to the above services.
  • To submit requests to the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board, for in-depth scrutiny reviews in relation to the above services. Where a request for a scrutiny review is approved by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board, the scrutiny review will be undertaken by a Scrutiny Panel on behalf of the Committee.
  • To consider and approve reports, including recommendations, prepared following in-depth reviews undertaken by Scrutiny Panels, for submission to the Executive, Executive Councillor or the County Council, or other decision maker.
  • To consider and respond to any proposals from the Executive as part of the development of the policy framework.
  • To make reports and recommendations to the County Council, the Executive or relevant Executive Councillor in relation to any of the Committee’s functions listed above.
  • To act as the Crime and Disorder Committee for the purposes of sections 19 and 20 of the Police and Justice Act 2006.


For copies of the agendas, reports and minutes from the meetings of the Communities and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee please see our online Committee Records system.

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Last updated: 9 May 2017

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