RESIDENTS are being urged to come forward with key issues they wants Oxford City Council’s scrutiny committee to investigate this year.

Councillors on the committee take a careful look at major decisions taken by the council’s leaders.

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In the past year, the committee has reviewed key issues that include homelessness, tourism management and the performance of leisure centres, making a number of recommendations on how to bring improvements.


Following recent recommendations from the committee, the council will soon offer additional homelessness support to more people who were not previously eligible.

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Submissions for the committee are being taken now on the council’s webpage


Andrew Gant, chairman of the scrutiny committee 2018/19, said: “Suggesting ideas for the committee to review is an ideal way to influence the council’s priorities for the year, and provide valuable feedback about the delivery of council services.”

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The committee meets in public at least 10 times a year at Oxford Town Hall.


It is made up of 12 councillors who reflect the political make-up of the council.

A list of possible subjects to scrutinise will be considered by the committee at a public meeting on June 4.

To make a suggestion visit the council's webpage and search for scrutiny