Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Council has decided to have one Overview and Scrutiny Committee with a Membership of eight.  The principal responsibilities of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee will be:

·               Examining the decisions and performance of other Committees and also Council Officers, with particular reference to service plans and targets;

·               Ensuring the effective management of risk by the Council;

·               Assisting the monitoring of the achievement of Value for Money;

·               Making recommendations arising from the outcome of the scrutiny process;

·               Acting as the Council’s Crime and Disorder Committee.


and at its discretion may:

·               Assist in the development of the Council’s budget and policy framework;

·               Consider and propose mechanisms to encourage and enhance community participation, and to assist in enhancing the interests of local people by collaborative working with external organisations;

·               Review and scrutinise the performance of other public bodies in the Maldon District.



Contact information

Support officer: Committee Services. Email:

Postal address:
Council Offices
Princes Road

Phone: 01621 854477