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Can the Community get involved?

Scrutiny welcomes public participation in their work because it ensures that the Scrutiny is meaningful.  The public are encouraged to become involved in Scrutiny by suggesting items for Scrutiny or offering a view on a particular subject on the agenda.

Our Scrutiny Committee meetings are live streamed and a link to the live stream will be available on the meeting page of the Monmouthshire County Council website

If you would like to share your thoughts on any proposals being discussed by Scrutiny Committees, you can submit your representation via this form

  • Please share your views by uploading a video or audio file (maximum of 4 minutes) or;
  • Please submit a written representation (via Microsoft Word, maximum of 500 words)

You will need to register for a My Monmouthshire account in order to submit the representation or use your log in, if you have registered previously.

The deadline for submitting representations to the Council is 5pm three clear working days in advance of the meeting.  If representations received exceed 30 minutes, a selection of these based on theme will be shared at the Scrutiny Committee meeting.  All representations received will be made available to councillors prior to the meeting.

If you would like to attend one of our meetings to speak under the Public Open Forum at the meeting, you will need to give three working days’ notice by contacting .  The amount of time afforded to each member of the public to speak is at the chairs discretion, but to enable us to accommodate multiple speakers, we ask that contributions be no longer than 3 minutes. 

If you would like to suggest future topics for scrutiny by one of our Scrutiny Committees, please do so by emailing

Scrutiny Committee Public Open Forum Guidance English