Scrutiny plays an important role in the development of better policies and improving performance, and can hold the Council and outside agencies to account, including police and the health service.
Last year's survey found that making the borough safer was the top priority, so one of the Scrutiny Commissions completed a review of how the council and police are working together to address gun and knife crime. Residents also said that education services were important, so a Commission reviewed local achievement at Key Stage 2.What matters to you most locally? Fill in the short survey online and help to influence the work of Hackney Council's scrutiny commissions.
Two of your Stoke Newington councillors are on scrutiny commissions - Cllr Fajana-Thomas is on Living in Hackney and Cllr Louisa Thomson on Community Safety and Social Inclusion. If you have any questions about our work, please do get in touch.