Archives for December 2014

Scrutiny Councillors look at pupil behaviour and the effect on performance in schools

The Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel met with the Access to Learning Manager and Principal Education Psychologist in November to look at issues affecting behaviour of children and young people in school and how that in turn affects schools performance.  Councillors also, in preparation for this meeting, contacted schools asking for their views on this issue and at […]

Councillors look at Car Parking in Swansea

The Panel met twice in the last two months to look at the provision of car parking services in Swansea.  The Panel were interested to hear about the systems thinking work that is being carried out across the service and especially the work in relation to enabling direct payments of Penalty Charge Notices. We were […]

Looking at the impact of the Tourism Scrutiny Inquiry

The Tourism Scrutiny Inquiry Panel met on 17 November 2014 to consider the impact report of the Tourism scrutiny inquiry which concluded in June 2013. The purpose of this meeting was to assess the impact of the report and its recommendations. The panel’s role was to assess what has changed since the report was presented […]

Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Panel to discuss Welsh Public Library Standards Report

    The Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel will meet with Councillor Robert Francis-Davies (Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Regeneration & Development) this week to hear how well Swansea is performing in relation to the Welsh Public Library Standards. Also on the agenda is a presentation from the Head of Communications and the Council’s […]

Recycling and landfill performance on the scrutiny agenda

For some years scrutiny has been keeping a close eye on how well the Council is doing to recycle waste and reduce what we send to landfill. This is done through an annual performance report to scrutiny. It’s an important issue as the Welsh Government has set very challenging targets for all Councils to recycle or compost  70% […]

Scrutiny to follow up on affordable housing recommendations

The Affordable Housing Scrutiny Inquiry Panel is meeting on Wednesday to assess the impact of their report into affordable housing, which took place during 2013. The inquiry looked at ways the Council and its partners could  increase the overall supply of affordable housing in Swansea. You can download a copy of the full report in our scrutiny […]