Committee details

Community Leadership Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

APPENDIX 1

TERMS OF REFERENCE – COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

Purpose of the Committee:

 

1.

To actively promote and strengthen the City of Lincoln Council’s community leadership role of speaking up for the people of Lincoln on any matters which affect their well being.

 

Terms of Reference:

 

1

To engage and consult with Lincoln residents to assist the Council in being fully aware of their  issues, concerns and aspirations so these inform the policies and decision making of the Council, giving particular attention to the needs of disadvantaged groups.

 

2

To engage with all relevant stakeholders including all public, private and third sector organisations, seeking to promote effective partnerships for meeting the needs of the City.

 

3

To exercise the powers granted to the Council by Parliament for the scrutiny of the decisions of external organisations or groups whose decisions appear to  have an impact on the people of the City of Lincoln and seek to influence these in the interests of local people.

 

4

To enhance the transparency of local decision making by enabling elected members to have the opportunity to hold service providers to account for their performance.

 

5

To scrutinise any emerging legislation which directly impacts on people in Lincoln, seeking to exert influence on behalf of local people.

 

 

6

To respond, in collaboration with the Council's Executive to any Government or other external consultation process ensuring that the Council's voice is heard on all matters affecting the well being of the City.

 

Membership:

 

1.

The Committee will consist of 8 Elected Members.

 

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Ben Culling - 01522 873387.