Committee details

Environment, Communities and Fire Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

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

·        Economic strategy

·        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)

·        Fire and rescue

·        Community safety

·        Trading standards

·        Gypsies, Roma and travellers

·        Emergency planning

·        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

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The current committee was called the Environmental and Community Services Select Committee prior to December 2017.



Contact information

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