Purpose of committee
The Communities and Localism Select Committee holds decision makers to account for improving outcomes and services for Buckinghamshire. The Select Committee covers the portfolio areas of ; Communities and Public Health (for Public Health please refer to the Health and Adult Social Care Select Committee) Culture, Regulatory Services and Sports and Leisure (view service areas)
The Council operates a scrutiny structure comprising of a number of Select Committees. Scrutiny helps to ensure local public services are delivered effectively, efficiently and in the best interests of residents. It is an important mechanism through which public accountability can be exercised.
The Select Committees’ Inquiries enable members to investigate issues of public concern and interest. These are time-limited cross-party pieces of work which conclude with a report and evidence based recommendations to decision makers (Cabinet and Partners) on improvements.
Members of the public may ask questions at select committee meetings. A question may only be asked if notice has been given. Any questions should be submitted in writing to email@example.com no later than midday 5 working days before the day of the meeting. The time allowed for considering questions from the public should not exceed 10 minutes in total without the consent from the chairman.
- Councillor Noel Brown
- Councillor Peter Cooper
- Councillor Emily Culverhouse
- Councillor Mimi Harker OBE
- Councillor Muhammad Abdullah Hashmi
- Councillor Tom Hunter-Watts
- Councillor Paul Irwin (Chairman)
- Councillor Paul Kelly
- Councillor Graham Peart BEM
- Councillor Barbara Russel
- Councillor Linda Smith BEM
- Councillor Luisa Sullivan
- Councillor Ashley Waite
- Councillor Liz Walsh (Vice-Chairman)
- Councillor Julia Wassell
Support officer: Leslie Ashton.
Phone: 01895 837227