Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee
Purpose of committee
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 residents.
Areas of interest include finances, Council buildings, staffing, corporate and partnership governance as well as Council tax and benefits administration.
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 sheet.
- Councillor Sarah Russell (Chair)
- Councillor Ahmed Ali
- Councillor Paul Andrews
- Councillor Hugh Barrett
- Councillor Ben Clay
- Councillor Joan Davies
- Councillor Shelley Lanchbury
- Councillor Richard Kilpatrick
- Councillor Rebecca Moore
- Councillor Bernard Priest
- Councillor Emily Rowles
- Councillor Andrew Simcock
- Councillor Mary Watson
- Councillor Sam Wheeler
Support officer: Michael Williamson.
Phone: 0161 2343071