Overview and Scrutiny at Basildon Council
"Influencing and engaging to achieve positive outcomes for our District"
Overview and Scrutiny is a vital element of the decision making processes of Basildon Council.
The Overview and Scrutiny function provides Councillors the opportunity to examine, monitor and influence the activities and decisions of Basildon Council and its partners.
Overview and Scrutiny is recognised as being most effective when it:
- Reflects the voice and concerns of the public
- Drives improvement in public services
- Acts as a 'critical friend' to policy makers and decision takers by providing a constructive challenge
- Is a process which is owned and led by Council members.