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Scrutiny work programme 2024/2025

Council and democracy

Thursday, 16 May 2024
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Is there an aspect of life in Middlesbrough that you would like Councillors to investigate?

It could be about issues regarding the Environment, Health, Social Care, Community Safety, Regeneration, Housing, Transport, Education or Leisure.

A number of Councillors are involved in the scrutiny of decisions, policies and services that affect Middlesbrough and its residents. There are several panels of Councillors that carry out detailed, evidence-based public reviews of Council services or issues that affect the lives of local people. This can be a useful way of changing the way the Council operates for the better and improving the quality of life of local people.

As a general rule, topics should relate to community issues that affect the people of the borough. This will allow you to have a greater say in Council matters by suggesting the holding of enquiries into topics of local concern. Members of the public are also welcome to attend scrutiny meetings where those topics are being discussed. Councillors welcome your suggestions, although they cannot guarantee that all of the suggested topics will be reviewed.

Some examples of previous panel investigations include:

  • Planning Capacity
  • Waste Management
  • Impact of Covid 19 on Dental Services

Councillors will be deciding which topics they want to look into, based on suggestions from a variety of sources including your suggestions. So if you would like to have your say and you have a subject you would like to put to Councillors, email scrutiny@middlesbrough.gov.uk by Friday 14 June 2024.