Scrutiny gets off to a good start

3rd August, 2011

Dear Colleagues,

I intend to try and keep the whole Labour Group and Party up to date with our work on scrutiny through my website. The first meeting of the Overview Select Committee took place on monday night It was an eventful, if longish, meeting with good contributions from all.


“The first scrutiny meeting under the new system got underway on Monday 1st August. Kicking of reviews of the potential closure of elderly persons homes, the future of teaching English as a second language (ESOL) in the city, and the 0-19 review of education which is set to save £6-7million over 2 yrs. These will examine in depth whether or not we should be closing homes, what alternative provision might there be, and also looking at the council’s charging policy –  led by Cllr Paul Westley.  Cllr Sue Waddington will be leading on ESOL and will be looking at the impact on adult learning opportunities as a result of government funding changes. Cllr Ted Cassidy (AM responsible) produced a helpful paper that already showed the council was taking some action on this……………………………” read more here

As you will see from the blog there is much work planned for the future and I look forward to keeping you up to date.

regards and let me know what you think



Cllr Ross Willmott

Chair Overview Select Committee

Leicester City Council

ps. my apologies if you got this twice, having trouble with the software.

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