Committee details

Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee is the Council’s overarching scrutiny committee.  The Committee is responsible for overseeing and scrutinising the whole range of the Council’s functions and responsibilities, as well as other public service providers’ work and its impact on the local community.  The Committee’s remit also extends to all matters which impact on the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of those who live, work, study or use services in the borough.  It is also responsible for undertaking oversight and co-ordinating activities of the scrutiny function as a whole.   


The Committee comprises the Chair, three Vice-Chairs and an additional five members for each meeting (the Committee’s membership at each meeting will comprise nine councillors, plus relevant co-opted members). 


In addition the Committee will establish scrutiny commissions to undertake reviews of specific matters identified in the scrutiny work programme or as a result of Overview and Scrutiny Committee meetings.


Contact a member of the team on the below email address:













Contact information

Support officer: David Rose, Democratic Services. 020 7926 1037, Email:

Postal address:
London Borough of Lambeth
Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton Hill

Phone: 020 7926 1037