Library decision called in by scrutiny committee – 23 October 2015

It's time to talk

Huddersfield Library
A special meeting will be held by the scrutiny committee to review the decision taken by our Council’s Cabinet on the 22 September 2015 on the future of your library service.

Our Councillors can ‘call-in’ a decision for review if they think that the decision has been made without considering all the information or goes against the council’s constitution.

The reasons the councillors have given for requesting a ‘call in’ are set out in a call in notice. You can find a copy of this document on our website

What’s a ‘call in’?

When a decision is ‘called in’ it means that no action can be taken to implement the decision until it has been fully considered by the Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

The overview and scrutiny committee meeting will take place at 9.30am on Friday 23 October 2015 at Huddersfield Town Hall.

The committee does not have the power to overturn the decision. However, having considered the evidence presented at the hearing, the committee can recommend that the Cabinet consider amending the decision.

The meeting is expected to last for most of the day. During the morning session the committee will be hearing evidence from councillors concerned about the decision and also the cabinet members on the reasons behind the decision.

Want your say?

During the day there will be an opportunity for you and other interested parties to contribute.

You can register to speak at the meeting by calling 01484 221000 (ask for Governance & Democratic Services Team). You need to do this by 5pm on Thursday 22 October 2015.

If you want to submit written information it needs to be done by 5pm on Tuesday 20 October 2015.

You can send written information by post to:

– the Governance & Democratic Services Team, Civic Centre 3, Market Street, Huddersfield HD1 2TG

– or by emailing us at


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