Archives for November 2010

Is Scrutiny a Critical Friend?

Earlier today I was involved in a really good debate about the critical friend role with the Overview & Scrutiny Business Committee. Critical Friend is an interesting term and one that gets used a lot.  I’m not sure people really give as much thought as they should to exactly what it means and the best way to put it into practice.  […]

Waste not, want not

Last week, the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board were pleased to be invited to attend a specially arranged meeting of Swansea Waste Forum . The forum were keen to  to participate in and provide evidence for the Board’s current  review into Waste Minimisation, Recycling and Composting in Swansea. The Board is particulary interested in gathering views on […]

Time Banking: A new approach for social care?

Last week the Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Board visited an innovative and exciting project in the village of Blaen Garw in Bridgend as part of their current review into the work towards personalisation and transformation of adult social care in Swansea. The Board met with David Pugh who is Co-ordinator of […]