Responsible for overseeing the Council's Governance procedures and considering internal / external audit reports.
Puts forward proposals for the Council's budget and main policies and makes day-to-day decisions on Council Services
Children and Young People Committee
Scrutinises the provision of services, the achievement of targets and the provision of resources to support the creation of positive outcomes for the children and young people of Milton Keynes
Considers potential changes to the Council's Constitution and makes recommendations to the Council, as appropriate.
Corporate Parenting Panel
Acts as the Corporate Parent to all the children and young people who are in the care of Milton Keynes Council and ensures that the Council's pledge to children in care is delivered. The Corporate Parenting Panel is also responsible for raising awareness of the needs of children in care across the Council and its partners.
Takes some of the most important decisions on the Council's major policies, such as the budget and Council Tax levels.
Health and Adult Social Care Committee
Scrutinises the provision of health and adult social care services in Milton Keynes, the achievement of targets and the provision of resources to help improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Milton Keynes
Health and Wellbeing Board
A key forum for leaders in health and social care in Milton Keynes, to ensure an integrated and co-ordinated approach across NHS, social care and public health services.
Housing and Community Committee
To scrutinise the planning and provision of housing services in Milton Keynes and the Council’s role as landlord, as well as the planning and provision of leisure and cultural services provided by the Council and its partners.
Considers appeals against decisions relating to the Council's Housing Allocation Scheme.
Responsible for the Council's licensing functions, including public entertainment and house to ho use and street conditions.
Hears and determines applications where objections and / or representations have been received relating to the Council's licensing functions.
Overview and Scrutiny: Consultation Task and Finish Group
To explore how the Council undertakes consultation, particularly how it gains the views of its diverse communities, the methods used to collect those views, best (better) practice elsewhere and to examine how councillors are kept informed of consultations taking place in their ward.
The Parishes Forum meets four times a year and is a public meeting for all Parish Councils. The Forum is to consider and debate matters of interest presented by Parish Councils or Milton Keynes Council, discuss or resolve issues raised by a Parish Council that have a broader interest to more than one Parish Council, request a report of information from a Milton Keynes Council officer, be informed about maters of interest by extenral bodies (e.g. local NHS, HCA), receive reports from other consultative bodies on matters that might affect the members of the Forum, e.g. Transport Partnership, Local Area Forums; and make recommendations to Milton Keynes Council and other bodies.
Procurement and Commissioning
Considers inviting tenders and awarding contracts in line with the Leader of the Council's Executive Scheme of Delegation.
Quality Accounts Panel - Health Providers
Scrutinises the Quality Accounts of local healthcare providers in order to ensure that the provider’s priorities reflect the local priorities and concerns of constituents; identify any omission of any major issues it believes have been made from the Quality Accounts, provide comment on local issues; and comment on how well the provider has demonstrated the involvement of patients and the public.
The RegenerationMK Committee has a responsibility to ensure officers continue to work with residents, tenants and community stakeholders, whilst ensuring that the Council collectively establishes, develops and delivers through the partnership with Mears Group Plc, changes that will potentially bring about lasting improvement across the city.
Responsible for the Council's Regulatory functions, including Street Trading, Hackney Carraige / Private Hire Licensing and the designation of village greens.
Hears and determines applications / reviews relating to Hackney Carriage / Private Hire licenses and street trading licenses.
SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education)
The main duty of a SACRE is to advise the Local Education Authority on matters of collective worship in community schools and the religious education given in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus for the subject.
Although part of the basic curriculum, religious education is not part of the National Curriculum. Each Local Authority is required to provide a syllabus for religious education for use in its schools.
The statutory Community Safety Partnership responsible for formulating and implementing a Strategy to tackle local crime and community safety issues in the Milton Keynes area.
To give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within their Local Authority. To provide schools with a voice in determining the schools budgets. To provide support, scrutiny and challenge. The Forum has advisory / consultative / decision making roles.
Scrutiny Management Committee
Manages the scrutiny work programme and acts as the Council's Statutory Scrutiny Committee in respect of flood and water risk management, crime and community safety and the Councillor Call for Action.
Responsible for Code of Conduct issues relating to Councillors and co-opted members of Milton Keynes Council and parish councils within the Borough.
Open forum for taxi drivers / operators to influence Council policy.