Committee details

Corporate Services, Commerce and Communities Policy Overview Committee

Purpose of committee

A central role of a Policy Overview Committees is to undertake in-depth policy reviews on specific issues. Reviews provide the opportunity to hear from members of the public and expert witnesses, including people from a wide range of external organisations. Reviews usually make recommendations to the Cabinet on how the Council could improve its work. They therefore perform an important role in opening up the policy-making process to a wider audience, including people who would not normally have the opportunity to participate.


This Committee undertakes the policy overview role in relation to the following matters:


·                     Democratic Services

·                     Localism

·                     Central Services, incl. Human Resources, ICT, Communications & Legal Services

·                     Capital programme, property, construction & facilities management

·                     Financial Planning & Financial Services

·                     Enforcement and anti-fraud activities

·                     Procurement

·                     Performance Improvement

·                     Economic development & town centres and regeneration

·                     Local commerce, employment, skills and job creation

·                     Local Strategic Partnership and Sustainable Community Strategy;

·                     Community engagement, partnerships and the voluntary sector

·                     Equalities and Community Cohesion

·                     Community Safety

·                     Public Safety & Civil Protection

·                     Energy use and carbon reduction

·                     Health & Safety


Contact information

Support officer: Liz Penny - Email:; Telephone: 01895 250185.

Postal address:
Democratic Services
Civic Centre
High Street

Phone: 01895 250185


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