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Joint scrutiny event success

24 March 2016

Over 25 authorities from across the East of England came together this week to attend an event looking at the future of scrutiny.

The ‘Scrutiny without Borders’ event organised by Essex County Council saw almost 100 attendees from all tiers of local government discussing how the role of scrutiny is changing, how councillors can make better use of digital and how they can better involve the voice of residents in council decisions.

Joint scrutiny work could be supported by the handbook presented in the morning by Dr Rachel Ashworth and Dr James Downe from Cardiff Business School.

Delegates also heard that social media is key to bringing a more diverse range of voices into discussions with the council. The event was captured on Twitter and anybody can read the ‘story’ of the day at