Information about what a review panel is, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the panel, which topics are scutinised, how to view a panel report, what is the process to review a panel report and are they open to the public.
Review panels are in depth studies into particular areas of council policy or issues of local concern. They give councillors the opportunity to examine areas in detail and to produce detailed and informed recommendations.
Review panels consist of six members, reflecting the political proportionality of the council.
Review panels are chaired either by Councillor Dennis (Conservative) or Councillor West (Conservative).
No, due to often confidential material being discussed which must be considered in private.
No, due to the fact meetings are not open to the press or public.
Items for review are usually put forward by councillors to the Overview Management Committee who decide what order the topics should be looked at. However, we always welcome suggestions from the public.
If you would like to submit a topic to be considered for scrutiny, then please:
Telephone: (01482) 393205
or write to:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Democratic Services Overview and Scrutiny County Hall Cross Street Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9BA
Review panel reports can be viewed by downloading the relevant report below.
A chairman and other review panel members are appointed who direct the course of the review and determine how the topic will be scrutinised. Review panels are supported by an overview and scrutiny officer who carries out research on behalf of the group and drafts the final report. Other council officers and where relevant, external bodies, are also involved in the process, providing information as and when required.
At the end of the review, the review panel will produce a report setting out its findings and recommendations. This report goes forward to the Overview Management Committee who will comment on the recommendations. The report is then received by the Cabinet for comment before being discussed for approval by the full council.