The 'Councillor Call for Action' (CCfA) was introduced under section 119 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, and came into force on 1 April 2009.
The Act enables any member of the council to refer to an appropriate scrutiny committee/panel any local government matter or any crime and disorder matter which affects their ward. In North Lincolnshire, CCfAs regarding local government matters shall be referred to and dealt with by the relevant scrutiny panel. Crime and disorder matters shall be referred to and dealt with by the council's Crime and Disorder Committee as stated in the Police and Justice Act 2006, Crime and Disorder (Overview and Scrutiny) Regulations. This is the Places Scrutiny Panel. However, all referrals to either panel shall apply this protocol.
The power to refer a matter as a CCfA is available only where the matter is of direct concern to the ward which the councillor represents. A councillor can refer a matter even if no citizen has asked him/her to consider it, and there is no requirement for councillors in multi-member wards to agree - any of them can refer a matter. Explanatory notes and a request form can be accessed below.
Councillor Call for Action Request Form
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