The Policy and Scrutiny Committee specifically scrutinises work covered under the remit of the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People and the Cabinet Member for Sports, Leisure and Customer Services.
They examine executive decisions, monitor performance and develop and review policy on the Council’s education function for children and young people, including the opportunities for education, training and learning outside the school environment and pre-school learning. The Committee also considers the development of strategies and works with partner organisations and groups to be a ‘critical friend’ to Council departments and Cabinet Members.
The Committee’s remit also includes the Sports, Leisure and Open Spaces portfolio which includes our libraries and registration service, neighbourhoods and civic engagement including ward budgets, volunteering and advice services, the Olympic legacy, Localism Act (community rights), parks and open spaces, cemeteries and mortuaries, arts and culture, Queen’s Park Community Council, the Westminster Standard, customer services, corporate complaints, FOI, website, transformation including tri-borough, Westminster City Save and Westco.
Due to the Education remit of this Committee, the Council has a duty to ensure that this Committee shall include in its membership the following voting representatives:
(a) 1 Church of England diocese representative;
(b) 1 Roman Catholic diocese representative; and
(c) 2 parent governor representatives.
The details of your current representatives are on the Committee’s Agenda page.