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What’s important to you? Get involved in Fenland District Council’s scrutiny process and have your say

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Residents are being invited to influence improvements to local public services and policies by getting involved with Fenland District Council’s scrutiny process.

Councillor Chris Boden.
Councillor Chris Boden.

The council’s overview and scrutiny panel is keen to encourage greater public engagement in its work programme and would like members of the public to suggest topics for future review.

One of the main aims of the scrutiny process is to investigate appropriate issues of interest or concern raised by local residents, community groups and businesses. This is achieved through elected members looking into such issues and making recommendations to decision makers on how services could be improved.

Councillor Chris Boden, Chairman of the council’s overview and scrutiny panel, said: “Overview and scrutiny is a vital part of local democracy and the involvement of the public is an important part of the process. By engaging with our scrutiny work, residents can influence

policies, make recommendations on improving services and gain a better understanding of how the Council makes decisions.”

Anyone who lives, works and studies in Fenland is welcome to suggest topics for review by the Overview and Scrutiny Panel. They should relate to the services delivered by Fenland District Council and/or matters which affect people in the district. Reviews in relation to specific planning and or licensing applications will not be considered, nor will topics which are considered vexatious or discriminatory.

For more information visit: https://fenland.gov.uk/article/13872/Overview-and-Scrutiny-Panel

Residents can suggest a topic for scrutiny via any of the Council’s access points including the Contact Centre, One Stop Shops and community hubs as well as via e-mail to: memberservices@fenland.gov.uk

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