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Bins not been emptied? We do apologise, but due to changes to our waste collection services the crews are finding they are not able to make it to some properties on the right day. We are working to address this. If your bin hasn't been emptied, check our webpage to see if you live in an area we know about and, if so, please just leave your bin out. You do not need to report it to us. We are doing everything we can to return to your property in the following day or two. You can also find out more about the changes to our bin collections and check your bin day with our online calendar.

Overview and Scrutiny

Overview and Scrutiny is about councillors working together with local people, businesses, service partners and the community to improve policies and services. It can be a powerful tool for empowering communities and enabling local people, through the elected members, to have a say in decisions which affect their day to day lives.

The key roles of Overview and Scrutiny include:

  • Holding the Executive to account.
  • Monitoring and reviewing policies.
  • Reviewing Council services in order to obtain better outcomes for the community.

Allerdale's Overview and Scrutiny function:

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee will carry out work aligned to the following departments within the Council:

  • Governance
  • Financial Services
  • Organisational Development and Transformation
  • Housing and Health
  • Community Services
  • Development Services
  • Business and Property Services

See the membership details of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Scrutiny Committee Annual Report

The Overview and Scrutiny Committees produce an annual report, detailing the reviews that they have carried out over the year.

Raise an issue or attend a meeting

You can suggest an item for the Overview and Scrutiny to consider. While your suggestion will be given serious consideration, please be aware that the committees may not always be able to take it on as a work plan item.

Contact us with your suggestion.

Overview & Scrutiny meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated (i.e. confidential matters are being discussed) and members of the public are welcome to come along. Find out where and when the next meeting will be.