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Get Involved in Scrutiny

Scrutiny is at its most effective when it engages with local residents and service users. Below are just some of the ways in which you can become involved in scrutiny at Eden.

Attend a meeting

The two Scrutiny Committees meet four times a year, 8 meetings in total. The meetings are open to the public. Further details about forthcoming meetings of each Scrutiny Committee are published on the Committee Meetings Calendar.

Ask a Question

You are entitled to ask a question at a Scrutiny Committee meeting. Your question, which should include your name and address, must be given to the Director of Corporate and Legal Services no later than midday on the day before the meeting at which you wish to ask your question. For more details see public participation at meetings.

Scrutiny is not about making specific complaints. It is about developing new policy and reviewing existing policy in order to make improvements. We have separate procedures for making complaints.

Become a Scrutiny Co-optee

The Scrutiny Panels have the power to elect up to two non-voting co-optees onto a Scrutiny Review Group. They can then take part in a Scrutiny Review. If you feel that you may have a role to play then please contact the Scrutiny Officer, details below.

For further information:

  • Contact: Scrutiny Officer
  • Email: scrutiny@eden.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01768 212180/212160/212142
  • Address: Eden District Council, Town Hall, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QF

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