Information about all Suffolk County Council's formal committees, including details of their members and when they meet.

All Suffolk County Council's formal committees are listed in the table below.

Click on the name of the committee to find out more information about the area it covers, and the councillors who sit on it.



Audit Committee 

Advises on the council's corporate governance arrangements.


Responsible for policy and service-related issues. 

County Council

Sets the strategic direction of the authority. 

Development Control Committee 

Deals with strategic developments and applications for waste and mineral developments. 

Dismissals Appeals Committee 

Handles disciplinary and grievance appeals by council staff.

Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committee

To scrutinise how the Council and other organisations secure the best possible educational achievement and attainment for every child in Suffolk.

Education Transport Appeals Committee

Deals with home to school/college transport issues affecting individual children or young people. 

Health Scrutiny Committee 

Responsible for scrutinising wellbeing and health services. 

Individual Cases Committee 

Meets on demand as needed for individual cases.

Lowestoft Shared Accommodation Joint Committee 

Creating a new build office complex and shared public access point.

Northern Area Appointments Committee

Appoints and removes Local Education Authority governors of schools in the northern area of the county. 

Pension Fund Committee 

Oversees and manages the Council's Pension Fund. 

Rights of Way Committee 

Responsible for rights of way issues in Suffolk. 

Scrutiny Committee 

Supports and challenges the council in carrying out its responsibilities properly.

Southern Area Appointments Committee 

Appoints and removes governors of schools.

Staff Appointments Committee 

Appoints officers to posts within local authorities. 

Suffolk and Norfolk Joint Health Scrutiny Committee 

Scrutinises health services in Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

Suffolk Flood Risk Joint Scrutiny Sub Committee 

Reviews, scrutinises and influences decision making in relation to the Suffolk Flood Management Strategy.

Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board 

Encourages integrated working between public services.

Suffolk Joint Standards Board 

Decides the outcome of serious complaints against councillors.

Suffolk Police and Crime Panel

Supports and challenges the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

Western Area Appointments Committee

Appoints and removes governors of schools.

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