We have made some changes to cabinet and council meetings and how decisions are made in response to the coronavirus situation. Visit the service changes page for more information.

We have made some changes to cabinet and council meetings and how decisions are made to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

When the Cabinet makes a decision, the 'Record of Decision' sets out the decision that was made, the information that was considered and the alternative options that were considered and rejected when the decision was made. It also sets out whether the call-in process applies to the decision.

The call-in process is one way of holding the Cabinet to account.

The purpose of call-in is for the Overview and Scrutiny Board Overview and Scrutiny Board to examine the decisions reached by the Cabinet and the reasoning behind those decisions. It enables further public debate to be held on the subject. The Board can then consider whether the decision was appropriate and make recommendations accordingly.