I have posted a copy of the scrutiny Handbook for Councillors at SMBC. Although the publication is two years old it is still accurate and helps to explain to residents what Councillors actually do. Scrutiny Handbook 2009 If anyone wishes to comment or have anything explained please get back to me. Also, if anyone wishes to attend a meeting to observe you can because most meetings are held in public. If you want me be present to help guide you then that can be arranged.