Covid-19 and meetings
The Council will be
holding some meetings in the next few weeks, but these will not be
in person at Phoenix House until the Covid-19 crisis eases.
Instead, the meetings will be held remotely via Zoom and you will
be able to join these meetings via the internet. Please
see the instructions on each agenda and read the Protocol on Remote
Meetings before you join.
If you want to ask a
question or speak, email your full name to Committee@middevon.gov.uk by no later
than 4pm on
the day before the meeting. This will ensure that your name is on the list to
speak and will help us ensure that you are not missed – as
you can imagine, it is easier to see and manage public speaking
when everyone is physically present in the same room.
Notification in this way will ensure the meeting runs as smoothly
The purpose of the Scrutiny Committee
The main purpose is to ensure that the Council's
priorities are delivered and performance is well managed so that
the residents of Mid Devon benefit from improved services and are
involved in the process.
The role of the Scrutiny Committee is to:
Hold the Cabinet (the Council's policy and
decision-making group) to account by:
Examining decisions that have been, or are about to
Evaluating performance and progress
Ensuring that consultation, where necessary, has
been carried out
Highlighting areas for improvement
Investigating decisions that have been made but not
yet implemented (a procedure known as 'Call-in').
Ensure services are effective and responsive to the
needs of our residents by:
Ensuring the public are consulted where change is
Ensuring that services delivered represent value for
Encourage public involvement by:
Considering issues that are of interest to the local
Providing accessible information on the scrutiny
process and activities.
Members of the public are invited to report areas of
concern to the Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee as possible
future agenda items by completing the process that can be found
Click for more information on East and Mid
Devon Crime and Disorder Scrutiny Panel