A key element of the overview and scrutiny function is to hold the Cabinet (the Council's main decision-making body) to account for its decisions. This can be achieved by a "Call-In".
Thurrock Council provides for both its elected Members and the public to call-in these decisions prior to the implementation of the decision. This is to ensure transparency of the decision making process and demonstrates the Council's commitment to involving local people in the decisions that affect the community.
All scrutiny review reports can be accessed via our Committee Management Information System - Public Documents.
Members of the public are welcome to attend all scrutiny meetings to hear evidence being submitted and the discussions of the Members. They will often be given the opportunity to contribute if it is their desire. In addition, all Adhoc Scrutiny Panels include members who are not elected Councillors, so representatives of the community and members of the public may become 'a member' of a scrutiny review.
Residents and others can also be involved in the scrutiny process by giving evidence to a Committee or Panel on a particular issue under review.
Members of the public can also request that overview and scrutiny 'call-in' a decision of the Cabinet. See above for details on 'Call-in'.
For more information on getting involved in overview and scrutiny, visit our Overview and Scrutiny pages.
As a member of the public, you can request such a review by filling in a Request for Review form. The request is then considered by the relevant overview and scrutiny committee.