Scrutiny Committees represent
the interests of local people about important issues that affect
them. They look at how the decisions, policies and services of the
Council and other key public agencies impact on the city and its
residents. Scrutiny Committees do not take decisions but can make
recommendations to decision-makers about how they are delivering
the Manchester Strategy, an agreed vision for a better Manchester
that is shared by public agencies across the city.
The Resources and Governance
Scrutiny Committee has two broad roles. One is to keep a close eye
on the Council's finances and the other is to make sure that
elected Councillors can voice residents’ concerns in an
effective way to different public services, such as the Council,
NHS, Police and Fire. The Committee holds discussions with these
organisations and use local knowledge of Manchester to recommend to
them how they can ensure their services meet the needs of
Areas of interest include
finances, Council buildings, staffing, corporate and partnership
governance as well as Council tax and benefits
The committee’s current work programme (opens
in new tab / window)
The Council wants to consult
people as fully as possible before making decisions that affect
them. Members of the public do not have a right to speak at
meetings but may do so if invited by the Chair. If you have a
special interest in an item on the agenda and want to speak, tell
the Committee Officer, who will pass on your request to the Chair.
Groups of people will usually be asked to nominate a spokesperson.
The Council wants its meetings to be as open as possible but
occasionally there will be some confidential business. Brief
reasons for confidentiality will be shown on the agenda
suggest a topic for this committee to investigate.