Do you have a question for Cabinet Members?

The Council’s Scrutiny Programme Committee holds the Council’s Cabinet to account and during the course of the year arranges Q & A sessions with each Cabinet Member.         Each Q & A session will explore the work Cabinet Members have done in their role, looking at priorities, actions, achievements and impact. Is […]

10 Things You Should Know About Scrutiny

Whether you have just started working for a Council or have many years of service there’s a very good chance that no one has ever explained what scrutiny is all about. We’ve recognised that we need to raise awareness amongst council staff about the scrutiny function, the work it involves, and its impact.     […]

Continuity and renewal – meet the new scrutiny work programme

A new work programme has now been agreed, with a varied selection of topics that councillors plan to look at over the coming year. It represents both continuity and renewal to ensure that scrutiny is always looking at the right things. But before we get to that, a little about how we got here…   […]

Do you have a question for Cabinet Members?

The Council’s Scrutiny Programme Committee holds the Council’s Cabinet to account and during the course of the year arranges Q & A sessions with each Cabinet Member.       Each Q & A session will explore the work Cabinet Members have done in their role, looking at priorities, actions, achievements and impact. Is there […]

The best way to tackle poverty is to work with the people affected by poverty

Scrutiny councillors in Swansea have been looking at ways that the Council can improve its Tackling Poverty Strategy. Their main conclusion is that, when developing and delivering a strategy it is vital that those people experiencing poverty were not only involved, but involved in a powerful and meaningful way. The Panel Convener, Councillor Sybil Crouch, […]

Budget Scrutiny

MEMBERS of the public and councillors are to have a chance to put budget questions directly to the Leader of Swansea Council. A special meeting of the council’s Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel will be taking place on Tuesday 7 February at 10am in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre. The purpose will be […]