2015 / 2016
We are pleased to present the Annual Report of the Scrutiny Panels for 2015/16.
The report highlights those areas where Councillors, working on a cross-party basis, have looked in detail at some of the most important issues facing Calderdale residents.
Scrutiny Panels have combined work in formal meetings with more in-depth scrutiny reviews.
The role of scrutiny in local Councils is becoming increasingly important. In times of austerity, it is crucial that the Council’s Cabinet and senior officers are challenged to ensure that every penny we spend is spent well on providing essential and effective services to Calderdale people. For example, one of the important duties of Scrutiny Panels is to be robust in challenging the Council and its partners to demonstrate that they are doing everything possible to safeguard vulnerable people.
And particularly in view of on-going concerns around the future of hospital provision in Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, the importance of making sure that elected Councillors listen carefully to local residents, patients, service users and other stakeholders is imperative.
We would like to thank all the officers, colleagues from other organisations and members of the public who have helped us in our work throughout they year by providing us with high quality evidence about a wide range of issues. We hope to hear from even more of you next year.
Scrutiny Panel Chairs 2015-16
(former) Councillor M James – Adults, Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel
Councillor J Ford - Children and Young People Scrutiny Panel.
Councillor M Thompson - Communities Scrutiny Panel
Councillor J Baker - Economy and Environment Scrutiny Panel
Councillor R Holden – Use of Resources Scrutiny Panel
Previous years Scrutiny reports
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2015/16 [PDF 417KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2013/14 [PDF 226KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2012/13 [PDF 274KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2011/12 [PDF 115KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2010/11 [PDF 1244KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2009/10 [PDF 354KB]
- Annual Scrutiny Report 2008/09 [PDF 760KB]