The Council also has six overview and scrutiny panels and each panel has a membership of nine non-Cabinet councillors. The panels have the task of challenging and influencing the development of council policies, helping to improve and maintain performance of the Council’s services and holding the Cabinet to account. Each panel has its own work programme. Whilst they do not make decisions themselves, they make recommendations to the Cabinet and the Council on matters referred to them.
The co-opted panel members with voting rights are:
Mrs Pat Marchiori-White - Representing the Roman Catholic Diocesan Board
Mr Alan Hogg - Representing the Church of England Diocesan Board
Mrs Janice Gilkes - Representing Primary Phase Elected Parent Governors
Lisa Jayne Welch - Representing Secondary Phase Elected Parent Governors