Community Cohesion Scrutiny Working Group

A Scrutiny Working Group to look at Community Cohesion in Swansea has been arranged and will meet on the 20 June to look at the work and effectiveness of the Council and its partnerships in supporting and promoting community cohesion. The Working Group will look particularly at the overarching direction or strategy. Some of the issues […]

Homelessness in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors are due to hold a Working Group meeting on 14 May to look at the issues faced in Swansea in relation to homelessness, the services available and to find out from several relevant organisations what is required locally for improvements to be seen. This will be the first of two meetings, the second […]

Scrutiny Councillors express concerns over Outcome of Residential Care and Day Services for Older People Commissioning Reviews

Councillors on the Adult Services Scrutiny Performance Panel have recently met to discuss the Outcome of Residential Care and Day Services for Older People Commissioning Reviews. A number of concerns were raised by the Panel including: The commissioning review taking too long to complete and that residential care and day care should have been separated […]

So what is happening in Education Scrutiny?

Swansea Councils education scrutiny body, the Schools Performance Scrutiny Panel, has the role of providing ongoing challenge to schools performance in order to ensure that pupils in Swansea are receiving a high quality education and that it is meeting its objectives to improve schools standards and pupil attainment. The up-coming meetings for this Panel are: Thursday 17 May […]

Scrutiny Councillors commend progress at Bishop Vaughan School

The Schools Scrutiny Performance Panel commend the Headteacher, senior leadership team and school staff for the improvements made at the school since 2016 and look forward to seeing the school continue to improve from its now strong base.  Councillors were pleased to see the new strong leadership team taking the school forward and would particularly […]

Scrutiny Councillors make suggestions for improvements of Roads & Footway Maintenance in Swansea

Scrutiny Councillors on the Roads & Footway Maintenance Working Group met with senior officers from Highways & Transportation and the Cabinet member for Environment Services, Councillor Mark Thomas to discuss his report on the Maintenance of roads and footways in Swansea. The Working Group expressed concerns about the backlog of £54 million of work needed […]