Councillor Call for Action
Councillor Call for Action (CCfA) is an initiative to help Councillors to resolve issues and problems on behalf of their residents on a ward basis. Individual Councillors can refer matters raised under CCfA, but only as a last resort, with issues being raised at committee only after other avenues have been exhausted. This means that only those issues that would benefit from scrutiny consideration rise to the surface for intervention at a formal committee level, while most issues are best dealt with through other means.
CCfA was introduced as part of wider changes introduced to provide Overview and Scrutiny with greater powers to work more closely with partners and across organisational boundaries. It enables Councillors, as the democratic representatives of their communities, to raise issues that it has not been possible to resolve by other means.
The Council has produced a protocol setting the rules of CCfA in Cheshire East and this can be found in part 5 of the Council’s Constitution.