Archives for July 2011

Balancing the Budget

One of the main issues facing Swnsea Council, like many other public sector organisations across the country is its budget and trying to afford to pay for all the services that it provides.  A vital provision undertaken by the Council is helping children and their families.  The Council introduced a specific overview and scrutiny board […]

My Experience of Scrutiny at Swansea Council

For the last couple of weeks we have had Eve McFadzean, an undergraduate from Cardiff University Politics Department, on placement with us.  This was our second politics student placement for the year – the first being Andrew Jenkins.  Both placements have been a real pleasure to host and I think that there has been a real benefit […]

Cabinet Member Question Session

The Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board met on 11th July at their new time of 4.30 pm.  The Council Leader, Councillor Chris Holley, attended the meeting in his capacity as Cabinet Member for Community Leadership & Democracy.  The Board regularly engages with the 3 Cabinet Members whose portfolios correspond with the Board’s terms […]

Award Winning Board Plans Another Year’s Work

The Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board has identified priority areas for its work over the coming year. The Board will continue its in-depth Review of the Support for Care Leavers. Evidence gathering for this review commenced in February and the Task & Finish Group carrying out this work is expected to deliver […]

Cabinet agree recycling recommendations

Last Thursday Swansea Council’s  Cabinet agreed the recommendations from the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board’ s review into waste minimisation, recycling and composting.  Councillor June Evans, who is the Chair of the Board, presented the review report to Cabinet and gave a summary of the work carried out by the Board during the […]

Our Ambition 8

Swansea’s annual community strategy conference will take place on the 4th October 2011 between 9.00 – 1.00 at the Canolfan Gorseinon Centre. There will also be an informal afternoon session in the same venue – details to follow!  As with previous years the event will be an informal and interactive opportunity for policy makers and […]