Cabinet Member Q&A: Cllr Andrea Lewis

The Scrutiny Programme committee is due to meet on 9 September and will hold a Q&A session with the Cabinet Member for Homes & Energy, Councillor Andrea Lewis. Click here if you would like to ask her any questions. 

Scrutiny Councillors focus on Services to Rural Communities

At their meeting on 17th July the Development and Regeneration Performance Panel looked at the Response and Action Plan to the Wales Audit Office Report – ‘Local Government Services to Rural Communities’. Swansea is a semi-rural authority with 60% of the land rural. However the classification of wards as rural or urban can be complex […]

Scrutiny Councillors very pleased with outcome of the Natural Environment Inquiry

In July the Cabinet Member for Delivery responded to the Natural Environment Scrutiny Inquiry. The feedback was very positive and 18 out of the 20 recommendations were approved with the remaining two only being rejected on financial grounds. Should the finances become available the remaining two recommendations will also be implemented. With the hard work […]

‘Easy Read’ – Accessible Format for Adults with Learning Disabilities

The recent Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry has highlighted the need for more accessible information about the Council’s services. For the Scrutiny Inquiry report Councillors wanted to produce an ‘Easy Read’ overview of the Inquiry’s findings and recommendations.  So we put together an outline of the document and worked with the service users at Fforestfach Day Centre […]

Scrutiny: Let’s break it down

Have you ever wondered what Scrutiny is all about, why it is there and what benefits it brings? We have put together a simple guide to help answer these important questions. Scrutiny Scrutiny is done through ‘effective questioning’ this means asking the kind of questions which get to the heart of an issue to find […]

Scrutiny Councillors focus on Swansea Council’s Use of Data

At their most recent meeting, the Service Improvement and Finance Performance Panel looked at the Wales Audit Office report on the Local Government Use of Data. The Cabinet Member and Officer responsible for the work attended to explain the report and the work they are doing to ensure data use is a top priority. The […]