OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMUNITY POOL I would like to express an interest in joining the Overview and Scrutiny Community Pool. Name: Address: Dive into Telephone Number (Day): Overview Telephone Number (Evening): and Scrutiny Email: I would be interested in joining review panels that look at issues in the following areas: Crime and Community Safety Finance Join our The Environment Housing Community Highways Leisure and Tourism Environmental Health General culture Pool Waste Management Communications Services for Children Services for Adults Other (please specify): Please return to: Scrutiny Team - Democratic Services, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR We are looking for members of the How much time would it take? community with specific knowledge and Reviews at Torbay Council are ‘task and finish’ which experience to assist with our Overview and means they take place within agreed timescales. Scrutiny reviews. Depending on the subject matter, a review may take place over a short period of weeks or a number of Reviews are undertaken by specially formed panels months. As a volunteer and advisor the amount of and look at a wide variety of issues. We would like time you wish to contribute to a review would be up to to build a pool of individuals who can be contacted you. You may want to attend meetings and you may to assist with these reviews and provide panels with also wish to undertake your own research to present specialist information and links to the community. to the panel for consideration. The Overview and Scrutiny Board merely request that your contribution is What is the community pool? consistent and in accordance with the aim of a review. The Overview and Scrutiny Community Pool is a group of individuals from the local community who What would happen if I changed have volunteered to join and contribute to the work my mind? of Overview and Scrutiny Review Panels. Panels are As a volunteer you would have no legal obligation created to look at a number of issues, including those within your role as an advisor. If you decided that you of interest or concern to the public. no longer wanted to be a part of a review or wanted to leave the community pool you would be free to do Why should I join? so. Review Panels gather and review evidence from a If you are interested in joining the Community Pool variety of sources and often seek assistance from contact us for further information: specialists. Your knowledge, experience and ideas could greatly assist Overview and Scrutiny in reviewing telephone: 01803 207063 Torbay Council’s policies and holding the Cabinet to email: firstname.lastname@example.org account. Or complete the form on this leaflet and return to: What would I have to do? Scrutiny Team - Democratic Services Once you have joined the community pool and indicated which issues you would like to be involved Torbay Council, Town Hall, in, the Overview and Scrutiny Board may invite you Castle Circus, Torquay TQ1 3DR to join a panel as an advisor or attend meetings to provide a panel with information and ideas. You may also be asked to attend site visits with the panel to look at specific areas but your involvement in a review could be negotiated.
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