Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Background information and papers

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.

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