Wednesday, 21 May 2014

City Council under Scrutiny: Is it Up to Scratch?

Is there an issue affecting you and your community that you would like to see Lancaster City Council look into? If so, Lancaster City Council wants to hear from you.  

Scrutiny is important to local democracy and exists to hold decision-makers to account and ensure that issues of concern to local residents and visitors are addressed. 

It could be a problem in a local area, a council service or an issue which you feel the council, using its community leadership role, should take a lead in improving. 

Based on these issues, the committee can make a number of recommendations to the council or other agencies, which can help to make real improvements to the lives of residents in the district. 

Councillor June Ashworth, Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: "In recent years various task groups have made a number of recommendations to council, cabinet and other agencies, with the intention of helping to make real improvements to the lives of residents in the district.

"It is therefore important that local people get in touch, let us know what concerns them or how the council can improve the services it provides."

If you think there is a particular issue that should be scrutinised, let us know by writing to the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, c/o Democratic Services at Lancaster City Council, Town Hall, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ. 

Alternatively email or telephone 01524 582065. 

All Overview and Scrutiny meetings are open to the public and are mostly held at Morecambe Town Hall.  Meetings have also been held in locations where a topic has been raised. 

• For more details and to read the agenda and recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny committee, visit

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