The committee can set up smaller working groups, known as Task and Finish Forums, to carry out detailed work on a particular topic. This can involve councillors outside of the committee. The Forum then reports back findings and recommendations to the main committee.
Forums from May 2009 are listed below:
Evaluation and protection of Trees Task and Finish Forum
Budget Scrutiny Task and Finish Forum
This Forum was set up to undertake more detailed work on the Council's budgets in preparation of consideration of the draft budget, a task undertaken by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee every January. Work started on the discretionary elements of the budget before moving onto core elements.
Business Task and Finish Forum
Revised scope following forum on hold
Agenda 23 January 2013 postponed to 12 March
Agenda 02 September 2013 cancelled due to legal advice
This Forum was considered by the Overview Committee and a decision taken not to re-open the Forum in light of the work being carried out by the Economic Development team.
Community Infrastructure Levy Task and Finish Forum
Final report of the CIL Forum (including scope)