Archives for August 2012

Tourism Inquiry Panel

The Tourism Inquiry Panel met for the second time on the 15th August to look at the work of the Tourism and Marketing Section at  Swansea Council.  Councillors discussed the presentation made by the section on: The vision towards 2020 Tourism and its contribution to the local economy The strategic priorities Who is targeted, and Marketing Swansea   Some […]

Place scrutiny panel gets started on new inquiry

The Place scrutiny board got started on a new inquiry last week when the Public Transport Inquiry Panel met for the first time.  The Place scrutiny board had already agreed the inquiry brief at a public meeting in late July where the scrutiny board tasked a group of councillors with conducting the inquiry. The first task of […]

City Centre Review Recommendations Accepted by Cabinet

Cabinet has accepted all of the recommendations made by the former Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board in relation to its review of Swansea City Centre. Cabinet formally considered the scrutiny report last Thursday. A joint report was provided from the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Nick Bradley, and Cabinet Member for Place, Cllr June Burtonshaw, proposing […]

More Scrutiny Panels agreed….

The Stronger Safer Communities Scrutiny Board agreed its first Inquiry Panels at its meeting on Monday 6th August. Scrutiny Councillors held a work planning conference in July where they discussed the most important topics that should be looked at this year. Two topics were proposed for the Board: Affordable Housing and Economic Inactivity. Affordable Housing […]

Councillors consider Tourism and its economic benefits to Swansea

The Place Scrutiny Board has recently set up an Inquiry Panel to look at whether Swansea is making the most of its potential as a destination for tourists including whether Swansea maximises the economic benefits. Councillors highlighted Tourism as a key area of inquiry because it is a major economic sector locally.  Tourism spending contributed […]