Your Scrutiny Committee structure - 6 Committees which broadly follow Cabinet Member pirtfolios. We dont have work groups (yet)
They meet each month - times vary between 8.30 and 4,45
10 Councillors on each - all are pol balanced. Chairs receive allowance. No vice chairs
Pros - clear lines of accountability - Cons - silo mentality??
Go to www.newport.gov.uk/scrutiny
to find out more...
Hope this helps,