Committee details

SWT Corporate Scrutiny Committee

Purpose of committee

The Corporate Scrutiny Committee is made up of 15 councillors and usually meets once a month. Its plays an important role in providing local accountability, openness and involvement in decision-making. Corporate Scrutiny was introduced to act as the Executive’s ‘critical friend’. It ensures public accountability and reflects the needs and concerns of Somerset West and Taunton residents by considering issues before decisions are made and reviewing how effectively public services are provided.


Corporate Scrutiny considers matters relating to the Internal Operations Directorate and Development and Place Directorate, including their performance and budget monitoring.


Matters relating to the Internal Operations Directorate, including:
Revenues and Benefits
Income Control
Communications (Internal & External)
HR and People
Health & Safety
Business Continuity
Internal Change
Information Technology
Business Intelligence


Matters relating to the Development and Place Directorate, including:
Regeneration capital projects
Taunton Garden Town
Commercial Investment Portfolio Heritage
Strategic Place Planning
Development Management
Economic Recovery & Economic Growth


Scrutiny’s role and functions are set out in the Terms of Reference in the Constitution.


Contact information

Support officer: Sam Murrell, Email: and Amy Tregellas, Email: