Committee details

External Scrutiny Committee

Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to watch them in person at any of the venues across the County. Publicly accessible meetings held in County Hall will be webcast, which means they are available to be watched live or recorded on our website. Please see our webcasting notice here. The Committee may, in certain circumstances, resolve to hold part of the meeting in private. If this is the case, you will be required to leave the meeting.

Purpose of committee

To review and scrutinise issues, services or activities carried out by external organisations including public bodies, the voluntary and private sectors, partnerships and traded services which affect Lancashire or its inhabitants, and to make recommendations to the Full Council, Cabinet, Cabinet Members, Cabinet committees or external organisations as appropriate.


To exercise the statutory functions in relation to the scrutiny of flood risk management under the provisions of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010.


To exercise the statutory functions of a Crime and Disorder overview and scrutiny committee under the provisions of the Police and Justice Act 2006. For this purpose the Committee may choose to include co-opted members in accordance with the provisions of that act.


This committee was dis-established by Full Council on 26 May 2022 and it's work split among the Community, Cultural, and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee and Environment, Economic Growth and Transport Scrutiny Committee.


Contact information

Support officer: Gary Halsall. Tel: 01772 536989, Email

Postal address:
Legal and Democratic Services
PO Box 78
County Hall