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Councillor Call for Action

Councillors already have the opportunity to put forward suggestions for issues that they would like the scrutiny committees of the Council to look into. However recent legislation has sought to raise the profile of this ability by introducing a Councillor Call for Action.

It allows a Councillor to raise an issue in their ward with the scrutiny committees – there are conditions placed on the kinds of issues that can be raised – and for the committee to formally consider the request and report back their views to the Councillor concerned.

The new legislation also introduces the opportunity for a District Councillor to request that a County scrutiny committee considers an issue and vice versa. In all instances, however, the intention is that the Councillor will have tried all other means at their disposal to resolve an issue before raising a Councillor Call for Action.   

More detailed guidance, which has been jointly developed in Cumbria, can be found below. There is also a Councillor Call for Action request form which Councillors can use to submit a Call for Action which can also be found below.

For further information about scrutiny at Allerdale Borough Council, please visit the Overview and Scrutiny pages and for further details of scrutiny across Cumbria, please see appendix 2 below.

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Microsoft Word formatCouncillor Call for Action Guidance in Word format2790 Kb6 mins 39 secs @ 56k, 11 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncillor Call for Action Guidance in PDF format72 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatCouncillor Call for Action Request Form in Word format84 Kb12 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerCouncillor Call for Action Request Form in PDF format67 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatAppendix 2 - Councillor Call for Action Contact Details in Word format69 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerAppendix 2 - Councillor Call for Action Contact Details in PDF format95 Kb14 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb

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