Youth mental health, development and cemeteries to go under the Council’s microscope

Release Date: 31 August 2017

Children and young people’s mental health, permitted development and the borough’s cemeteries will get a closer look from the Council’s Scrutiny Panel.

Scrutiny Panels are small groups of councillors that are set up to examine specific issues in detail on behalf of the Council.

Early this year they invited members of the community to submit issues they care about for in-depth scrutiny by councillors and now, four topics have been commissioned for examination by the Committee: 

  • Risky Behaviour
  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service Thresholds
  • Permitted Development
  • Cemeteries

Cllr Gareth Evans, Chairman of Scrutiny said:

“Our Scrutiny Panels are designed to dig into issues, look at evidence, speak to experts and hear from the community. They allow councillors to collaborate with the members of the public to improve services for residents, achieve better value for money or deliver major change in the borough.

“I would like to thank everyone who submitted topics for consideration by the committee and encourage everyone to keep an eye on the panel’s future investigations.”

Notes for editors

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Reference: P403/17

Updated: 31 August 2017