Archives for June 2013

Helping the Economically Inactive into Work and Training

The City and County of Swansea is bringing about changes in its regeneration, which is largely as a result of the  Swansea 2020 Economic Regeneration Strategy. As part of this strategy, the ‘Beyond Bricks and Mortar‘ Initiative and Charter have been created, to ensure that benefits from the developments leading up to 2020 reach our community. The Economic Inactivity Scrutiny Panel  […]

Seven Ideas for Improving School Meals

Ensuring that local children and young people receive a nutritious, balanced meal at a reasonable price is important, not only for their general health, but also because it affects how they perform in school.   A scrutiny working group has recently been looking at this issue and has come up with a number of ideas around how […]

Do You Have A Question For the Cabinet Member for Opportunities for Children & Young People?

At their next meeting the Scrutiny Programme Committee will be holding a question and answer session with Councillor Mitch Theaker who is Cabinet Member for Opportunities for Children & Young People and they are looking for ideas for questions.    Councillor Theaker’s portfolio responsibilities include: Play & Youth Services; Youth Offending Service; and involvement in […]

Scrutiny Councillors Visit The Phoenix and The Canolfan Centres

Last week the Economic Inactivity Inquiry Panel members visited The Phoenix Centre, Townhill and the Canolfan Centre in Gorseinon. As with the previous site visits, the intention of visiting these two centres was to find out what work is being carried out to promote economic activity and to support the local community.   The Phoenix […]

Views sought from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales

A representative from the office of the Children’s Commissioner will be meeting with the Attainment and Wellbeing Scrutiny Inquiry Panel next week to discuss children and young peoples wellbeing especially in relation to schools. Some of the issues the Panel will raise include for example: What young people are most concerned about currently (in relation to Wellbeing […]

New Work for Scrutiny

Following on from the work planning conference the Scrutiny Programme Committee has now agreed scrutiny priorities for the year ahead.  The Scrutiny Work Programme consists of topics that are examined through various informal panels and working groups as well as work undertaken by the committee itself.  This includes work that is ongoing or already committed, either […]