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 […]

Monitoring Continues

In an effort to get a handle on the over spend in Child & Family Services, the Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board and the Child & Family Overview & Scrutiny Board have been working together since July 2011 to monitor the financial recovery plan.  The latest meeting was held on 13th February and […]

Budget Scrutiny

The Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board had an opportunity recently to carry out pre decision scrutiny of the Council budget for 2012/13.  They invited the other Overview & Scrutiny Board Chairs and Vice Chairs to the meeting, which was held on 13th February, to enable a more inclusive discussion of the budget proposals before […]

Shared Services Review To Be Continued….

The Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board completed its review of Shared Services, ‘What’s the Best Way to Deliver Savings & Improvements through Shared Services’ in April 2011.  At that time, the process was to submit the report to Cabinet and for the Cabinet Member to produce a response at the same time.  This […]

Visitors from Mannheim

The Board recently welcomed delegates from Mannheim Council, including their Mayor, Dr Peter Kurtz and the Deputy Mayor, Christian Specht.  Representatives from the Social Democrats, Liberal Democrats, Christian Democrats and the Green party also accompanied them, along with a number of officers.  They met with the Chair of the Board, Councillor Darren Price, before the […]

Financial Recovery Plan

The 3rd joint meeting of the Child & Family Services Overview & Scrutiny Board and the Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board was held recently at the beginning of December and it was an opportunity for the members of the Performance & Finance Overview & Scrutiny Board to meet the new Corporate Director responsible […]