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Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee


Information about Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee

The Safer Stronger Communities Select Committee monitors, reviews and makes recommendations about a wide range of local matters around; police and crime, equalities, community engagement and libraries. It gives local councillors the opportunity to question council officers and cabinet members and to influence the decisions made by the Mayor and Cabinet in relation to these matters. The Committee also enables councillors to hear from local residents, the Police and Fire Brigade, local community groups, and other interested parties.


The Committee chooses which community safety, equalities or community engagement issues it wishes to focus on each year and considers them over the course of its eight meetings during the year. Sometimes the Committee choses one particularly important area to look at as an in-depth review.


The agenda and papers for each meeting are published online 5 clear days before the meeting.