Commission is responsible for reviewing the decisions, policies and
services of West Berkshire Council and, in some cases, those of
other organisations and partners to improve the lives of local
people. In particular, the Commission acts as the Council’s
Crime and Disorder Committee.
It is not responsible
for scrutiny of health services – this function is undertaken
by West Berkshire Council’s
Health Scrutiny Committee and by relevant Joint Health Scrutiny
Committees where matters affect patient flows across local
The Commission is made
up of 9 Members, reflecting the political composition of the local
authority. Members of the
Executive cannot be members of the Scrutiny Commission.
Commission usually meets four times per year, but additional
meeting may be required to consider requests to call-in decisions
that have been made by the Executive, but not yet implemented.
Topics may be considered at a full meeting of the Scrutiny
Commission, or delegated to a standing sub-committee or a
time-limited task and finish group, with findings reported back to
the Scrutiny Commission.
Scrutiny is not able
to review or scrutinise decisions taken by Council, Planning
Committees, Licensing Committees, Licensing Sub-Committees or
Democratic Services Team
Further information links:
Scrutiny at West Berkshire
Involved in Reviewing Council Decisions
6 Constitution – Overview and Scrutiny Rules of