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 […]

10 ways to improve wellbeing in Schools

Councillors from the Education Scrutiny Performance Panel visited Dylan Thomas Community Comprehensive School in July and met with the Headteacher, Chair of Governors and other staff at the school. Councillors chose to speak to this school because they had heard about the good practice the school provides in relation to the wellbeing of pupils, with […]

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 […]

7 ways we can improve equalities in Swansea

A finding of a panel of scrutiny councils was ‘Swansea Council treats people fairly but this could be improved’. The Inquiry looked at ‘how the Council can improve how it is meeting and embedding the requirements under the Equality Act 2010 (Public Sect Equality Duty for Wales 2011)’. The Convener of the Equalities Scrutiny Inquiry […]