Overview Management Committee

Information about the role of the committee, who sits on it, who chairs the sub committee, when the meetings are, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, what topics are being scrutinised and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes.

What is the role of the Overview Management Committee?

The role of the Overview Management Committee is:

To review the general policies and performance of the Council and external organisations in relation to the following areas:

  • ­Administration

  • ­Culture and Customer Services

  • Finance

  • Human Resources and Workforce Development

  • Procurement

  • Property

  • Digital, Change and Technology

To scrutinise individual Cabinet decisions relating to the above areas.

To monitor the overall performance of the council and in particular the council’s performance in the above areas.

To co-ordinate the Overview and Scrutiny function.

To approve the Sub-Committee work programmes and any subsequent additions and deletions.

To co-ordinate Review Panels and approve their reports prior to their submission to The Cabinet and Full Council.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Who sits on the committee?

The committee is made up of the chairs and vice-chairs of the overview and scrutiny committee and its sub-committees and three other councillors.


Councillor Meredith (Chair)
Councillor Beaumont
Councillor Copsey
Councillor Coultish
Councillor Elvidge
Councillor Nickerson
Councillor Owen
Councillor Skow
Councillor Weeks


Councillor Jump

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Healy (Vice-Chair)


Councillor Walker, A 

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Meredith chairs meetings of the committee.

When are meetings?

Overview Management Committee meetings

Date Time Venue
 Thursday, 15 April 2021 - Extraordinary Meeting 10.00 am  Remote Meeting *
Thursday, 10 June 2021
10.00 am
Thursday, 15 July 2021 10.00 am TBC
Thursday, 23 September 2021 10.00 am
Thursday, 4 November 2021
10.00 am
Thursday, 9 December 2021
10.00 am
Thursday, 27 January 2022
10.00 am
Thursday, 24 March 2022
10.00 am TBC

 * How can I access remote meetings? 

Visit the remote meetings access page for details on how to view remote public committee meetings.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations, members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak or ask questions at meetings.

Can members of the public suggest an item for scrutiny?

Yes. The Council welcomes suggestions from members of the public for items for scrutiny. Topics must be of a strategic nature that affects the East Riding as a whole.

Please note: Overview and scrutiny do not deal with individual queries, concerns or complaints nor can scrutiny get involved in planning application matters.

To suggest a topic please contact the Overview and Scrutiny Team:

Email: scrutiny@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393206

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

What topics are being scrutinised?

Current year work programme

The document below details the topics to be scrutinised by the sub-committee this year:

Overview Management Committee Work Programme (pdf 99kb)

Please note: the work programme is subject to change.

Previous years' topics scrutinised

To view a list of topics previously scrutinised please click on the document below:

Previous topics scrutinised (pdf 98kb)

To obtain further information on topics previously scrutinised please contact the committee manager.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?


Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda or minute below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda or minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Gareth Naidoo:

Contact details

Email: gareth.naidoo@eastriding.gov.uk

Tel: (01482) 393206

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

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