Practitioner Networks for Councillors

Councillor Development Network

The Councillor Development Network supports both local authority Members and Officers responsible for councillor learning and development, by sharing knowledge, information and ideas across the region through discussions and presentations.  Over the past twelve months the network have discussed engagement, role profiles, induction, evaluation and identifying learning needs.

Chair of network - Cllr Debbie Mason, Rushcliffe Borough Council

Lead Officer - Lisa Butterfill, East Midlands Councils

For more information about this network contact Lisa Butterfill 

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East Midlands Scrutiny Network

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.

Chair of the Network - Cller Peter Innes, Chesterfield Borough Council

Vice Chair of the Network - Rachel Appleyard, Chesterfield Borough Council

Lead Officer - Kirsty Lowe, East Midlands Councils

Terms of Reference

East Midlands Scrutiny Network Terms of Reference

Future meeting dates  

  • 25 September - this network meeting will be held virtually using MS Teams
  • 4 December - to be confirmed

For more information on how to join the network meetings contact 

Past meetings

Task and Finish Group working

In March 2019 the East Midlands Scrutiny Network held a focused network meeting on the topic of Task and Finsih Group working.  This provided councils with the opportunity to share and learn from other councils on the topic of task and finish group working.  Documents shared during this sessions included;

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