Friday 23 August 2019

East Midlands Scrutiny Conference 2019

In the run up to the 20 year anniversary of Local Government Scrutiny and to mark the publication of the recent ‘Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities’, East Midlands Councils is holding a Scrutiny Conference.

This conference is aimed at both Councillors and officers involved in Scrutiny.

Learning from Parliamentary Select Committees

The conference will include a keynote from Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee and Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee.

Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities

  • Ed Hammond, Centre for Public Scrutiny will provide a presentation on the Statutory Guidance on Overview and Scrutiny in Local and Combined Authorities.
  • John Cade, INLOGOV, University of Birmingham will provide a deeper dive into the concept of Culture and how this can help and hinder scrutiny.

Further information on additional speakers and the conference programme will be provided in the coming weeks.

Interactive skills development workshops

The Conference will include a range of practical workshops designed to support both Councillors and Officers.  Workshops confirmed already cover;

  • Questioning Skills
  • Chairing Scrutiny
  • “Triage for Scrutiny Officers” - what are the challenges/how could they be overcome?

Additional workshops will be confirmed in due course.

East Midlands Scrutiny Network

Building on what the East Midlands Scrutiny Network does best the conference will provide plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing of thoughts, ideas and actions on Scrutiny.

The East Midlands Councils Scrutiny network is a local authority network for Councillors and Officers involved with Scrutiny.

The network provides Councillors and Officers with the opportunity to share knowledge, work programmes and information, as well as providing an opportunity to explore national developments concerning scrutiny.

Conference Information

Registering a place

To book your place you will need you complete an online registration form that is available from the link below 

If you have any questions please contact Kirsty Lowe,

Who should attend this Conference?

  • Scrutiny Chairs
  • Councillors involved with Scrutiny
  • Officers involved with Scrutiny
  • Officers interested in learning more about the recently published Statutory Guidance 

The Venue

Rushcliffe Borough Council
Rushcliffe Arena
Rugby Road
West Bridgford

Please note that this is a different venue to the one orginally advertised.

Conference Date and Time

Friday 4 October 2019, 10:00 – 16:00


Early bird - £125 if delegates books before 4 September 2019

Group discounts - buy 4 delegates and pay for 3.

£175 per delegate for EMC members and  £250 for non members.

Prices subject to VAT

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • 04/10/2019 - 04/10/2019
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 20 Sep 2019
  • Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham