Scrutiny process looking for residents’ suggestions

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Residents are being invited to submit issues which they feel should be scrutinised.

North Tyneside Council’s overview and scrutiny is seen as a ‘critical friend’ by examining the council’s performance and value for money.

One of the main aims of the scrutiny process is to investigate matters that are of concern to the public, with residents and service users invited to submit ideas for what they feel needs to be improved.

Anyone interested can submit their ideas by emailing democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk or by calling (0191) 643 5313.

The Overview, Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee lead six themed sub-committees responsible for scrutinising a wide range of council services.

Each year they agree a programme of topics to investigate, which can include a wide range of services used by residents and visitors to North Tyneside. Recent examples include reviews of permit parking and bereavement services.

All suggestions will be considered and this feedback will work towards helping elected members focus on what services should be considered throughout 2017/18.

Residents are reminded that scrutiny does not look at individual concerns or complaints.