Scrutiny at the council
The cabinet makes most of our decisions within the policy and budget framework set by the council. Through the overview and scrutiny committee and its panels, councillors aim to ensure these decisions are the best ones.
Overview and scrutiny committee
By law we are required to have an overview and scrutiny committee, it plays a vital role in the decision-making and policy development processes at Epping Forest District Council. It provides a resource for the council to research and develop new policy, review existing practices and hold the cabinet to account with the power of call-in if it considers a review of a decision is necessary.
Meetings are held shortly before each cabinet meeting.
About the overview and scrutiny committee
How we work
In our scrutiny role we have formed a number of other committees and these are split
- select committees is work that has to be undertaken each year
- task and finish panels are single one-off reviews