Recycling and landfill performance on the scrutiny agenda

For some years scrutiny has been keeping a close eye on how well the Council is doing to recycle waste and reduce what we send to landfill. This is done through an annual performance report to scrutiny. It’s an important issue as the Welsh Government has set very challenging targets for all Councils to recycle or compost  70% […]

Tourism and the public realm in Swansea

The Tourism Inquiry Panel met on the 26th September to look at destination planning in relation to environment and transport issues  as part of their review of Tourism in Swansea. The Director for Environment and officers from the Tourism and Marketing Section attended the meeting to take part in a question and answer session. The discussion […]

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. […]

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 […]

Waste not, want not

Last week, the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board were pleased to be invited to attend a specially arranged meeting of Swansea Waste Forum . The forum were keen to  to participate in and provide evidence for the Board’s current  review into Waste Minimisation, Recycling and Composting in Swansea. The Board is particulary interested in gathering views on […]

Environment & Communities – The Big Swansea Challenges

Today the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board met to discuss their work plan for the year. This is perhaps the board with the widest brief so it was crucial for them to narrow down their priorities to just a few topics. To help they had these presentations from the Corporate Directors for Environment […]