What Rugby issues should councillors investigate?

Taxi ranks are one of the issues currently being investigated. What issues would you like to raise?
Taxi ranks are one of the issues currently being investigated. What issues would you like to raise?

People in Rugby are being invited to suggest issues for borough councillors to study during 2015.

Councillors have started to plan the programme of ‘overview and scrutiny’ work for the coming year, and residents can raise issues of local concern which could benefit from a detailed review.

Each topic included in the programme becomes subject to an in-depth review by a cross-party group of councillors or scrutiny committee.

Current reviews include taxi ranks, Universal Credit and welfare reform, and the council’s investment in the town centre.

Cllr Tom Mahoney, chairman of the overview and scrutiny management board, said: “Overview and scrutiny reviews are an efficient and effective way of making improvements.

“Scrutiny committees monitor the implementation of the reviews’ recommendations to ensure they have real impact people will notice.”

After a shortlisting process, the overview and scrutiny management board will decide this year’s work programme on March 16.

To suggest a topic, or to find out more information, visit www.rugby.gov.uk/scrutiny and click ‘Get Involved.’

Alternatively, call the council’s democratic services team on (01788) 533591 or email scrutiny@rugby.gov.uk for more information.

The deadline for suggestions is Thursday February 5.