Overview and Scrutiny – your chance to make a Difference
Do you care passionately about democracy? Want to use your rights as a citizen? Let Lancaster City Council know what you think!
Are there issues affecting you and your community that you would like to see considered? If so the council wants to hear from you.
Since 2001, a system has been in place to consider issues of concern to local people this is known as the Overview and Scrutiny process.
Scrutiny is important to local democracy and exists to hold decision-makers to account and ensure that issues of concern to local residents and visitors are addressed. The Overview and Scrutiny Committee at Lancaster City Council wants your ideas and thoughts on areas that you think should be looked at.
This could be a problem in a local area, a council service or an issue which you feel the council, using its community leadership role should take a lead in improving.
For example, the committee has recently been looking at play areas, rural broadband and bus information signs.
Based on these issues, the committee makes a number of recommendations to the council or other agencies, which can help to make real improvements to the lives of residents in the district.
So, if you think there is a particular issue that should be scrutinised, let us know by writing to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, c/o Democratic Services at Lancaster City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster LA1 1PJ.
Alternatively, email: email@example.com or telephone 01524 582065.
All our meetings are open to the public and are mostly held at Morecambe Town Hall. Meetings have also been held in locations where a topic has been raised.
For more details and to read the agenda and recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny committee, log onto www.lancaster.gov.uk, and look under Council and Democracy/Committees.
Date Updated: 13/06/12