Archives for July 2013

We need to give our children more opportunities to play

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate for play, placing a duty on local authorities to assess the sufficiency of play and recreational opportunities for children in their areas. This means that all local councils will need to check what is going on their areas and put in place improvements.  But how […]

Do you have a question for the Cabinet Member for Wellbeing?

At their next meeting on 5th August the Scrutiny Programme Committee will be holding a question and answer session with Councillor Mark Child who is Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, and they are looking for ideas for questions. Councillor Child’s portfolio responsibilities include: Social Services Housing Health / Health Cities Early Intervention & Prevention Physical Activity […]

Check out these great ideas from schools for healthy eating

There are many great initiatives being carried out in schools to encourage children to eat healthier. We’ve heard of some examples of work carried out in Swansea, which we thought it would be good to share. Read on! In May of this year the School Meals Working Group got together to look at the quality of current school meal provision […]

We need to take a fresh look at inward investment

When it comes to inward investment Swansea has a performance gap to close compared with the situation across many other parts of the UK.  We also need to increase the number of entrepreneurs locally and across the South West Wales region.  The public, Councillors and council staff have all told us that this is  important […]

The Decline in Job Opportunities for Disabled People is a Cause for Concern

The current economic climate has had a serious impact on disabled persons looking to enter into the work place, who struggle to find suitable employers at the best of times.  It forces some businesses to cut back on their resources, which greatly affects the available employment, in Swansea and throughout the rest of the UK.  This was one […]

What makes an excellent school?

It is important when looking at school improvement that you understand exactly what you are looking for and identifying what makes a school excellent in terms of both current performance and its prospects for improvement is key to this. The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel were therefore pleased to invite Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr Welsh Secondary School Headteacher […]