The Scrutiny Planning Canvas

The scrutiny planning canvas is something that I invite people to work on in groups during courses. ¬†I think it ¬†could also be useful for scrutineers more generally as part of their practice. I’ve had good feedback from those who have used it, so I thought I would share in case you might find it …

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What does a good scrutiny work plan look like?

What makes for a wonderful scrutiny work plan? It‚Äôs that time of year when scrutiny committees are forming their work plans. While everyone has their own way of doing this I thought it would be helpful to share what I think are the seven characteristics of the most effective ones. Seven¬†characteristics of a good scrutiny¬†work …

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Promoting public participation: Seven scrutiny power-ups

Participation is one of the seven scrutiny super powers because scrutiny can act as a doorway for the public to get involved in council business. Scrutiny is flexible, one step removed from the decision makers and, through scrutiny councillors, already well connected to the public. If you are thinking about improving how scrutiny involves the …

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