Overview and Scrutiny Committee

 
 
 

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Introduction

Effective scrutiny arrangements are an essential component of local democracy, enhancing accountability and transparency of decision making and enabling local councillors to represent the views of their constituents. These arrangements have been established to enable local councillors, on behalf of their communities, to scrutinise and challenge the Cabinet and the Mayor and to consider matters of strategic importance to residents within the North of Tyne area with a view to influencing their decisions.

What does Overview and Scrutiny Committee do?

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee can investigate, influence, report and recommend ways to strengthen policies, improve services, ensure best value for money and secure long-lasting positive benefits for local people.

Although the Committee does not have the power to make or block any decisions of the Combined Authority, it does have the power to:

  • ‘call-in’ decisions and delay their implementation in order to make a case for them to be formally reconsidered or changed

  • oblige the Combined Authority to respond to its recommendations publicly within two months

  • require any member (or officer) of the Combined Authority to appear before it to give evidence

Get involved in scrutiny

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is keen to hear from members of the public on issues of concern in the North of Tyne area that relate to the functions and responsibilities of the Combined Authority.

You can contact the Committee in the following ways:

In writing to:

Policy and Scrutiny Officer
North of Tyne Combined Authority
3rd Floor Quadrant West
2 Quicksilver Way
Cobalt Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE27 0QQ

By email to scrutiny@northoftyne-ca.gov.uk

Membership

Members

Councillor P Holland, Newcastle City Council

Declaration of interests and disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor A Lower, Newcastle City Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor L Wright (Vice-Chair), Newcastle City Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor P Earley, North Tyneside Council

Declarations of interest

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Updated disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor S Graham, North Tyneside Council

Declaration of interests

Councillor M Hall, North Tyneside Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Updated disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor S Dungworth, Northumberland County Council

Declaration of Interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor G Roughead (Chair), Northumberland County Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor G Stewart, Northumberland County Council

Declaration of interests


Substitute Members

Councillor S Fairlie, Newcastle City Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor G Stone, Newcastle City Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor R Shatwell, Newcastle City Council

Councillor S Cox, North Tyneside Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor S Day, North Tyneside Council

Declaration of interests

Councillor M Thirlaway, North Tyneside Council

Declaration of interests

Councillor R Dodd, Northumberland County Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality

Councillor Liz Dunn, Northumberland County Council

Councillor B Flux, Northumberland County Council

Declaration of interests

Disclosure of gifts and hospitality