The committees normally meet on a 6 weekly basis to consider issues and reports included in a scrutiny forward work programme, which is developed at the beginning of the municipal year. Additional meetings are sometimes arranged if required and special or joint-meetings may be held to consider urgent or cross-cutting issues.
The scrutiny committees are politically balanced to reflect, as far as possible, the political composition of the Council as a whole. The chairs and vice-chairs of committees are appointed at the beginning of each municipal year for a period of one year (e.g. May 2012 to May 2013).
For more information on Carmarthenshire County Council's scrutiny committees, click on the links below: