What should scrutiny be looking at?

Every year we conduct a survey to find out what people think about scrutiny in Swansea and this year is no exception. We would be really grateful if you could spend a few short minutes of your time answering a couple of questions – we promise it won’t keep you long! We are interested in […]

Swansea City Centre Review makes it’s recommendations

The Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board have now completed their review of Swansea City Centre. The Board were pleased to see that there is a good understanding of the difficulties facing the City Centre and that the Council is taking the lead on developing strategies and plans that aim to improve the situation. […]

Libraries performance explained

The Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board met with the Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism and the Head of Libraries last week.  The Board were very interested to receive the latest performance information on the Libraries Service  and  Members commended Steve Hardman as Head of Libraries and his staff for the excellent service that they provide. […]

Board Members out and about

 Members of the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board have been out and about this week in Fforestfach and Morfa gathering shoppers’ views. The Board are carrying out an in-depth review into the City Centre and talking to people about whether they prefer out of town shopping to the City Centre and the reasons […]

Swansea City Centre – We want your views

Since the 2008 recession town centres around the UK have been hit with the hardest trading conditions for generations. There have been a number of high profile retailers reporting extreme financial pressures as well as the negative impact on small independent businesses.  Swansea City Centre is no different with decreasing levels of footfall over the […]

Working to improve the City Centre

The Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board is carrying out an in-depth review of the issues facing the City Centre. The problems of the City Centre have been widely publicised lately and it is a high priority for the Council and its partners. The Board have a detailed evidence gathering plan which will take them up […]