Committee details

Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Scrutiny Committee monitors and scrutinises our performance as a whole as well as individual services. It can also make recommendations for any issue we are responsible for and which affects the local community.


For further information please view the Introduction to Overview and Scrutiny


Update from 6 May 2021 to 8 July 2022. 

SSDC have agreed to continue to hold on-line meetings during this period.  These meetings are open to the public and we will continue to stream them on YouTube.


At the Full Council meeting of 15th April, (see Agenda item 10) SSDC Councillors agreed to delegate decisions, including Executive and Quasi-Judicial decisions, that would have been taken by those meetings if the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 had continued in force to the Chief Executive (or the relevant Director in the Chief Executive’s absence) in consultation with those meetings and those members to whom the decision would otherwise have been delegated under Part 3 of the Constitution.


Agenda for South Somerset District Council on Thursday 15th April 2021


This allows Councillors to continue to meet on-line as informal consultative meetings and make a recommendation to the Chief Executive on the reports they consider.


This arrangement was originally agreed until 31 July 2021 in the anticipation that in-person meetings would resume without the need for social distancing and it was extended to 8th January 2022 by a resolution of Full Council on 8th July 2021. The arrangements were further extended to 8 July 2022 for all meetings apart from Full Council itself, by a resolution of Full Council on 16 December 2021


Agenda for South Somerset District Council on Thursday 8th July 2021

Agenda for South Somerset District Council on Thursday 16th December 2021






Contact information

Support officer: Becky Sanders,Case Officer - 01935 462596. Email:

Postal address:
Council Offices
Brympton Way
BA20 2HT

Phone: 01935 462462