The call-in process

A call in request must be submitted within five days of the relevant decision being made (or, in the case of a key decision made by officers, within 5 days of the date on which the record of the decision is made publicly available). When submitting the call in request members should complete a call-in form (available at [link] and on the committee pages of the intranet). This must include why they are calling in the decision, and a suggested alternative course of action.

Call-in requests are will not be considered valid if:

  • They are being used as a means of gaining information /understanding or discussing general concerns with Members and officers which could be achieved through the general overview and scrutiny process or by talking to the relevant officer or lead member informally
  • They duplicate a call-in on the same issue made within the previous 6 months
  • The reasons for calling in the decision have been discussed by the relevant Scrutiny Committee prior to the decision being made
  • They pertain to a decision of the Cabinet referring a matter to Full Council for consideration
  • They pertain to operational management decisions taken by officers
  • They are considered by the Chief Executive to be frivolous, vexatious or clearly outside the call-in provisions.