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Privacy notice – Overview and Scrutiny

Information about how and when the Overview and Scrutiny Team processes personal information about you.​

What we do

The Overview and Scrutiny service supports scrutiny councillors in holding executive decision makers to account by questioning and constructively challenging council officers and partner organisations at formal meetings.

Scrutiny has the power to:

  • review or scrutinise decisions made or action taken in relation to the discharge of any functions which are the responsibility of the executive or full council
  • make reports or recommendations to the authority or the executive on the discharge of any functions which are the responsibility of the executive or the full Council
  • make reports or recommendations to the authority or the executive on matters which affect the authority’s area or the inhabitants of that area.

The service also delivers member development, including post-election member induction, with the aim of enabling councillors to fulfil their key responsibilities of representing the interests of local people and being a community leader; dealing with casework; contributing to good governance; and fulfilling the constitutional requirements of elected members, effectively.

What information we collect

The information we collect from you may include:

  • name
  • address
  • contact details
  • relevant history and information pertinent to progressing your enquiry.

Agencies we might share the information with

  • Police
  • Fire service
  • Health agencies
  • Education providers
  • Housing providers
  • Government agencies/departments

Why we process your information

  • Service delivery
  • Service improvement
  • Service planning