Hinckley and Bosworth: developing the basics

Posted on 14/04/2016 by Ed Hammond. Tags:

CfGS can: get new members up to speed with the specialist skills and principles underpinning scrutiny.

Who: In July 2015, CfGS’ Regional Advocate Brenda Cook ran a development session in Hinckley and Bosworth in order to induct new members into the basics of scrutiny. She taught largely new members how to discuss and interact in a scrutiny committee versus other forums like full council or with their friends and family – thereby making clear the particular nuances to the scrutiny committee arena. The format included an introductory presentation, then discussions in small groups, before bringing the group back together for a Q&A session. 

Outcome: “Members have been trying to get involved more in the process of scrutiny, which wouldn’t have happened without the session”. Rebecca Owen, Democratic Services Officer, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council


About the Author: Ed Hammond

Ed leads CfGS's work on devolution, transformation and on support to councils and other public bodies on governance and accountability.