Committee details

Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Scrutiny is a statutory role fulfilled by councillors who are not members of the cabinet.


The role of the scrutiny committees is to help develop policy, to carry out reviews of council and other local services, and to hold decision makers to account for their actions and decisions.


The remit of the Connected Communities Scrutiny Committee includes scrutiny of:


·             Talk Business programme, advice and support

·             Development investment plans - town, market town, rural, Hereford City

·             Hereford Enterprise Zone

·             Higher education development

·             Adult and community learning programme

·             Apprenticeships

·             Fastershire programme

·             Digital connectivity

·             Heritage, culture and tourism

·             Social value procurement policy

·             Planning

·             Licensing

·             Regulatory

·             Capital highway maintenance, asset management and infrastructure repair

·             Council housing

·             Statutory community safety and policing scrutiny powers


Members of the public can get involved by attending a meeting in public, asking a question at a meeting in public and by suggesting a topic for scrutiny.


For further information, please see Scrutiny at Herefordshire Council.



[note: information about the council’s former General Scrutiny Committee (2012-2022) can be found here]


Contact information

Support officer: Ben Baugh, Democratic Services Officer.

Phone: 01432 261882