What are Scrutiny Councillors planning to look at this year?

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 strategic issues balanced with community concerns to ensure that scrutiny is always looking at the right things. But before we get to that, a little about how we got here… In […]

Scrutiny Councillors to look at Equalities in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors in Swansea will carry out an inquiry into Equalities in Swansea.  This issue was raised as a focus for in depth scrutiny this year by Councillors at their Scrutiny Work Planning Conference in June 2018.  The Scrutiny Programme Committee have set up a Panel of Councillors to look specifically at the issue and […]

Your views on the Natural Environment and Biodiversity in Swansea

A Scrutiny Panel has been appointed to take an in depth look at how the Natural Environment and Biodiversity are  considered by Swansea Council. The inquiry will run until October and will take account of the views of a range of people and providers. At the end the Panel will produce a report to be […]

The Foundation Phase at Gowerton Primary School excellent say Scrutiny Councillors

The Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel visited the Foundation Phase at Gowerton Primary School meeting with the Headteacher, the Challenge Adviser, the Foundation Phase Adviser, staff and pupils.  The Panel wanted to make a visit to a school that is showing excellent practice in their Foundation Phase.  They chose Gowerton Primary School because their Estyn report from […]

Scrutiny consider proposed changes to the Ethnic Minority and Achievement Service

Scrutiny Councillors on the Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel took a look at the report of the Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning Skills that brings forward recommendations for changes to the Ethnic Minority and Achievement Service in Swansea, a their meeting on the 18 July 2018. They considered the Cabinet report and proposed decision and […]

Call for Evidence for Natural Environment Scrutiny Inquiry

A new scrutiny inquiry panel has started which will look at the Natural Environment and Biodiversity.  Over the coming months the Panel will be looking into aspects of the Natural Environment and will look to address the following key question; ‘What should Swansea Council be doing to maintain and enhance its natural environment and biodiversity, […]