Committee details

Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

Public health emergency


In accordance with regulations in response to the current public health emergency the County Council will, until further notice, hold virtual committee meetings.  Members will attend and participate remotely via conference calls and there will be press and public access via webcasting.


The agendas for these meetings will be published on the website and the meetings will be available to watch online via our webcasting website.


Please contact Democratic Services if any further information is required.


Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee


The Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee is responsible for the overview and scrutiny of:


·         Coast and countryside (including rights of way) and environment - rural and urban, national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty

·         Transport planning and highway services, public transport, aviation

·         Land-use planning, minerals, waste (minimisation, management and planning)

·         Community safety

·         Trading standards

·         Gypsies, Roma and travellers

·         Police liaison

·         Registration services

·         Libraries

·         Arts, heritage and archives

·         Crime and disorder matters (as per the Police and Justice Act 2006)

·         Drug and alcohol action


Watch meetings online


You can watch meetings live online via our webcasting website. Our webcasts are also available to view in the webcast library for six years after the meeting (six months prior to May 2020).


Watch meetings online


Alert me: Sign up to the Environment and Communities Scrutiny Committee email alerts or


Get involved: Find out how you can suggest a topic for scrutiny.


The current committee was called the Environmental and Community Services Select Committee prior to December 2017 and the Environment, Communities and Fire Scrutiny Committee prior to February 2020.



Contact information

Support officer: Sally Manning on 033 022 23883. Email: