Archives for June 2014

An innovative way of scrutinising school performance

Councillors in Swansea have developed an innovative way of scrutising school performance in Swansea.  They have been meeting with schools, chairs of governors and system leaders to identify good practice and to look at schools that may be causing concern.  They have a preparation session with the individual schools system leader and then meet the […]

Do you have a question for Councillor Mitchell Theaker, Cabinet Member for Opportunities for Children & Young People?

The Cabinet Member for Opportunities for Children & Young People, Councillor Mitchell Theaker, will be appearing before the Scrutiny Programme Committee on 7 July for a question and answer session.   The committee will explore the work he has done in this role, looking at priorities, actions, achievements and impact. They would welcome your ideas […]

What’s going on in scrutiny in July?

Here is a list of all the meetings taking place in July:   3rd July 3.30pm – Schools Performance Panel 7th July 4pm – Scrutiny Programme Committee 8th July 1pm – Social Care at Home Scrutiny Inquiry Panel 8th July 2.30pm – Special Scrutiny Programme Committee 14th July 2pm – Wellbeing Performance Panel 14th July […]

Local Service Board Scrutiny: why it matters

A new scrutiny performance panel has been set up to look at the work of Swansea’s Local Service Board.  The Local Service Board is responsible for tackling some of the major problems that impact on the citizens of Swansea, including domestic abuse, adult qualifications, economic inactivity, debt, preventable early deaths, life expectancy, older people’s independence. […]

3 suggestions from residents to improve street services

When we asked residents, community and tenants groups to tell us what they thought about services that kept their streets clean and tidy and how they could be improved 3 ideas emerged: communication, information and partnership working.   Communication – maintain contact and communication with people reporting things like pot holes and other highways issues. […]

How we can reduce the amount of litter dropped on our streets?

Environmental enforcement has helped to reduce the amount of litter being dropped on the streets in Swansea.  A team of 4 enforcement officers as well as a media campaign and an education programme has meant that people are dropping less litter. This does mean that people are getting fixed penalty notices of £75 for dropping […]