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 […]

What’s happening with the Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Panel

The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Panel is the body of the Council with responsibility for making sure that the Council’s budget, corporate and service improvement arrangements are effective and efficient. Between now and Christmas it will hold three meetings covering a range of topics including: 23 November   Corporate Complaints Annual Report New Digital Strategy Quarterly […]

Six essential things that trees do for us

Trees are an essential part of the urban landscape and scrutiny councillors in Swansea recently heard about the important work that the Council carries out to ensure that trees are protected and preserved. Councillors heard from the Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Development & Regeneration, and officers from the Council’s Landscaping and Parks Services. Councillors discussed the […]

Scrutinising the Welsh Housing Quality Standard

Scrutiny Councillors recently set up a working group to meet with Councillor Andrea Lewis,  the Cabinet Member for New Generation Services, who has responsibility for Council Housing, in order to discuss the Council’s progress towards achieving the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS). The Standard requires all social landlords to improve their housing stock to an acceptable […]

Budget Scrutiny Outcomes

  The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Performance Panel held its annual budget scrutiny meeting on 10 February, which was attended by Councillor Rob  Stewart, Cabinet Member for Finance and Strategy (Leader), along with Ben Smith, the Chief Accountant. The purpose of the meeting was for the Panel to consider the  Budget report before the Cabinet […]