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.

Lead Officer - Lisa Butterfill, East Midlands Councils

For more information about this network contact Lisa Butterfill 

East Midlands Councillor Development Network Virtual Meeting

This will take place on Thursday 16 September, 14:00 – 15:30 via MS Teams.

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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 - Cllr Gale Waller, Rutland County Council

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

Lead Officer - Kirsty Lowe, East Midlands Councils

Terms of Reference

EMSN Terms of Reference Scrutiny revised 19.03.2021

Future meeting dates  

2021 Meeting dates - We are scheduling dates in 2021, all meetings are at this point planned to take place virtually using MS Teams.

East Midlands Scrutiny Network - 24 September - The next East Midlands Scrutiny network meeting will take place on 24 September, with a new time of 14:30 – 16:30 for this particular network meeting.  The focus for this meeting will be on the theme of flooding, providing an opportunity for colleagues across the region to share scrutiny work they have done in this area. 

  • 10 December 202, 110:00 – 11:30

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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