The council has two Overview and Scrutiny Committees (OSCs) – one Internal OSC and one External OSC.
The Internal OSC is responsible for holding the Executive to account for the decisions they make and focusing on other internal council issues, for example policy development and review. This committee is chaired by Councillor Keith Hitchen.
Both committees have nine Members and are party politically balanced.
The OSCs follow an annual Work Programme which is set at the beginning of every council year, usually in May with capacity set aside for any urgent or up and coming issues throughout the year.