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2nd Aug, 2021

District Council holds first scrutiny meeting since lockdown

Laura Kearns 15th Jun, 2020

WORK is slowly returning to normal at Stratford District Council as the first scrutiny meeting was held since lockdown.

The committee held the meeting online and discussed topics including the council’s response to the pandemic, climate change policies and upcoming scrutiny plans.

Councillors agreed over the coming months the committee will seek suggestions from residents on the topics and issues they want to focus on.

The role of the scrutiny committee is to examine the council’s performance, the work of its leader and members and put forward suggestions to improve services.

Chairman councillor Peter Richards said: “The team can look at anything which affects the quality of life of local residents. Building on the positive work over the last 12 months, we want to hear residents’ thoughts to make sure that we are looking at the issues that matter most to people across the district.

“If residents would like to suggest a topic for consideration during this year then they can email. The topics chosen will then be considered.”

The recent meeting also saw members recognise the council’s response to the pandemic, and praise the work of staff.

Coun Richards added: “It was right the committee formally recognised the outstanding work the council has done over the last couple of months to help our district deal with the pandemic. Our staff have shown tremendous professionalism and determination to help some of the most vulnerable and I know that councillors appreciate all these efforts.”

Email scrutiny@stratford-dc.gov.uk for more information or to make a suggestion.

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