Commentary on local democracy and other matters in Brent by James Powney
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Sunday, 3 April 2011
Cllr Krupesh Hirani has a post on his experiences of Brent Council's Scrutiny process here. Unfortunately, scrutiny in Brent suffers from an excessively partisan atmosphere, coupled with (as Krupesh notes) a serious lack of engagement in the issues. This is unfortunate, since I believe that the Scrutiny has great potential to improve public services in Brent but outside the direct powers of the Council.