Tell coun­cil what’s to be scru­ti­nised

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

DO you want to con­trib­ute to­wards de­liv­er­ing im­prove­ments that can ben­e­fit the peo­ple of West Lan­cashire?

The bor­ough coun­cil’s Cor­po­rate and En­vi­ron­men­tal Over­view and Scru­tiny Com­mit­tee is invit­ing lo­cal res­i­dents to sub­mit topic sug­ges­tions for con­sid­er­a­tion for in­clu­sion in their work pro­gramme for 2017/18.

Through its work the com­mit­tee will bring for­ward ap­pro­pri­ate rec­om­men­da­tions to cab­i­net and coun­cil which can in­flu­ence fu­ture de­ci­sions on pol­icy and im­por­tant de­ci­sions the coun­cil may make.

Top­ics can cover any area of the bor­ough coun­cil’s work and in some cases the work of part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tions that might have sig­nif­i­cance for the lo­cal com­mu­nity in West Lan­cashire.

The re­views car­ried out by the com­mit­tee pro­vide a valu­able in­sight into is­sues that are fac­ing lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and can as­sist the work of the coun­cil, which can lead to sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments for res­i­dents.

Re­views in pre­vi­ous years have cov­ered a wide range of top­ics in­clud­ing: Cy­cling. Healthy schools. Al­co­hol and as­so­ci­ated prob­lems. Speed­ing traf­fic. Cli­mate change. Af­ford­able hous­ing. Neigh­bour­hood man­age­ment. Older peo­ple’s ser­vices. Gov­er­nance and ar­range­ments.

More re­cently West Lan­cashire Tourism – The Vis­i­tor Econ­omy was put for­ward for re­view.

If you have a sug­ges­tion that you think might be suit­able then let them know. Email your ideas to mem­ber.ser­vices@west­lancs. gov.uk or call 01695 585016.

The dead­line for topic sug­ges­tions for the work pro­gramme is Fri­day, Au­gust 4 2017.

Cllr Nikki Hen­nessy, chair­man of the Cor­po­rate and En­vi­ron­men­tal Over­view and Scru­tiny Com­mit­tee, said: “Scru­tiny is an im­por­tant part of our demo­cratic du­ties and I am look­ing for­ward to hear­ing res­i­dents’ thoughts and sug­ges­tions for con­sid­er­a­tion by the Cor­po­rate and En­vi­ron­men­tal Over­view and Scru­tiny Com­mit­tee to as­sist us in set­ting a work pro­gramme for scru­tiny top­ics that can help make a real dif­fer­ence to the bor­ough.”

The scru­tiny meet­ings take place at the coun­cil of­fices, 52 Derby Street, Orm­skirk and are open to the pub­lic.

Go along and hear the dis­cus­sion and find­ings.

Fu­ture meet­ings will be held on:

Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 12 2017, 7pm. Thurs­day, Jan­uary 4 2018, 7pm. Thurs­day, March 1 2018, 7pm. For more in­for­ma­tion about the work of the over­view and scru­tiny com­mit­tee, visit www.west­lancs. gov.uk/scru­tiny

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