Council calls for review topic ideas

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COUNCILLORS at Rugby Borough Council will shortly be deciding on their programme of overview and scrutiny work for the coming year.

They are asking for suggestions for issues of local concern that would benefit from a detailed review.

Councillors will consider submitted ideas at a workshop on February 27, and the council’s overview and scrutiny management board will make the final choice on March 19.

Each topic included in the work programme will be the subject of an in-depth review by a dedicated cross-party task group of councillors or one of the scrutiny committees. They will gather evidence, analyse the issues and make recommendations to the council’s cabinet for changes and improvements.

Recent and current reviews include procurement, provision of play areas in new housing developments, youth provision in the borough, air quality monitoring, matching the Council’s housing stock to local housing needs and the future of the Ken Marriott Leisure Centre.

Overview and Scrutiny Management Board chairman, Cllr Dr James Shera said: “Councillors are keen to choose topics that have the potential to result in real improvements that will be noticed by local people and make a difference in their communities.”

To find out more and suggest topics, go to www.rugby.gov.uk/scrutiny and select ‘Getting involved’. Alternatively, telephone Democratic and Scrutiny Services on (01788) 533592 for more information.