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Hackney Town Hall

Governance and resources scrutiny commission

Current reviews


Technology changes so quickly that sometimes it can be hard for big organisations like a council to keep up. Councillors chose to review the use of ICT to find out how we can use it to deliver services in future, and what the implications are for both residents and staff.

Council governance

There are lots of ways for residents to get their views heard on a public platform, but not many people do. To find out why, a group of councillors are running an inquiry into how council meetings work.

Previous reviews

Governance and resources scrutiny commission previous reviews

About the commission

The commission's remit is largely internal, focusing on services such as finance, ICT, human resources, and legal services.  Evidence is often sought from other boroughs to help us examine how effectively the council is run, and ensure that the public is getting value for money from services.

View the commission's full work programme for the year on the agenda for each meeting of the commission.

Commission details: membership, meetings, and contacts

One-off items

The commission also devotes a substantial amount of time each year to scrutinising the budget process. This includes examining savings proposals that come forward, monitoring financial forecasts, and holding the council to account for delivering its agreed budget and savings.

Some recent examples include:

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Page updated: 3 Jun 2014 

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Contact details

Overview and Scrutiny
2nd Floor
Hackney Town Hall
Mare Street
E8 1EA
Opening Times
Mon to Fri: 9am - 5pm.
Tel:020 8356 3000
Fax:020 8356 3752