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Annual Report 2013 »
The report summarises the work of the Scrutiny Team in 2012/13
Appointments to Outside Bodies »
Review of Councillor roles on trusts and external bodies
Bassetlaw: community engagement and rural issues - area assemblies »
Community Engagement is one of the Council's strategic priorities. Cabinet asked Overview and Scrutiny to look at whether creating area assemblies would help to actively engage citizens at a neighbourhood level and encourage participation and involment in decisions that affect their communities.
Bassetlaw: engagement with parish councils and community groups »
Community engagement is one of the COuncil's three key priorities. The Council currently has no mechanism for co-ordinating, monitoring, developing and ensuring effective community engagements. This is the second review undertaken by the panel looking at this issue and focuses on the rural/District Council interface.
Bexley: community participation »
A detailed review of some of the main forms of community engagement with the Council.
Bexley: public access and engagement »
The review sought to improve the ways in which residents and customers make contact with the Council.
Birmingham City Council: Devolution - Making it Real »
In May 2012 the Labour administration gained control of the council with a commitment to see through the approach to localisation and devolution started a decade earlier. To facilitate that a “big bang” approach was taken with constitutional and some structural changes in place by July.
Birmingham: involving young people »
The Young People's Parliament Scrutiny Panel chose their own subject with which to undertake this review. It became clear that our young people wanted to feel more involved in the democratic process of the City Council. This report is entirely their work and represents a genuine insight into their thoughts, feelings and expectations.
Birmingham: Where the World Meets »
At the beginning of the 2012/13 municipal year Members of the newly formed Social Cohesion and Community Safety Overview and Scrutiny Committee (“the Committee”) agreed to look at how social cohesion is strengthened through the promotion of shared values, common ground and understanding between people in Birmingham. The concept of being ‘Brummie’ was chosen as a theme to explore because it was something which we felt people could easily relate to. Given the nature of the publicity that the inquiry received it went on to commonly be known as ‘The Brummie Inquiry’.
Blyth Valley: research and consultation »
The Social Inclusion Review Commission decided to fundamentally review the way in which the authority conducts research, and make recommendations for reform and improvement.
Bridgend: communication with the public »
The review set out to examine how effectively the Authority provides information to the public, learns from the public and exchanges information with the public.
Buckinghamshire: engagement of Asian service users »
A review looking at why there are proportionally low numbers of comments/complaints from service users from Asian communities to social care services.
Cambridgeshire: community engagement arrangements »
A scrutiny sub group challenged the Council's current approach to engaging the public - in terms of organisatinal culture, structures and improvement. This was achieved through interviews locally, and exploring good practice in a range of high performing authorities.
Canterbury: gypsy and travellers »
A review of the council's approach to gypsy and traveller issues.
consultation mechanisms »
A wide-ranging review in which the Council's methods for consulting with its citizens were examined
Crawley: community notice boards »
The aim of the review was to examine the following issues in relation to the provision of neighbourhood notice boards:Use of Primesight Units, Function, Style/model, Location, Responsibility for Management,Cost
Crawley: travellers (site security) »
This panel has looked at various issues involving travellers including site protection and the legal options available for eviction.
Derby: community involvement and consultation »
A review undertaken to consider the effectiveness and inclusiveness of Council consultation methods and how outcomes of consultation are used to inform policy.
Derbyshire: unauthorised encampments of travellers »
This review was instigated to examine how the County Council currently deals with unauthorised encampments of Travellers on its land.
Developing a public realm strategy for the district »
This review examines the need for St Albans to develop a public realm strategy, key people to involve and the first steps which need to be taken to improve the "living room" of the city.
East Herts: community voice »
Seeking improvements to East Herts Council's quarterly community meetings, Community Voice
Embedding equality, diversity and cohesion and integration »
An examination of Leeds City Council's Equality Scheme, and associated issues, carried out by the city's Central and Corporate Functions Scrutiny Board.
Young people are often perceived in a negative way. Previous scrutiny investigations had focused on anti-social behaviour. This scrutiny investigation looked at young people in a positive light and considered what more could be done to support them in terms of places to go and things to do.
equal opportunities in employment »
Looking at two aspects of employment equalities in particular: disabilities and human rights.