What’s happening with the Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny Panel

The Service Improvement and Finance Scrutiny Panel is the body of the Council with responsibility for making sure that the Council’s budget, corporate and service improvement arrangements are effective and efficient. Between now and Christmas it will hold three meetings covering a range of topics including: 23 November   Corporate Complaints Annual Report New Digital Strategy Quarterly […]

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% […]

Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board revisit Recycling Review

The Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Board met today and received the final progress report on the recommendations that were made as a result of their in-depth review into recycling in 2010. The Board were pleased to learn that the vast majority of their recommendations have been implemented and were advised by Reena Owen […]

Cabinet agree recycling recommendations

Last Thursday Swansea Council’s  Cabinet agreed the recommendations from the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board’ s review into waste minimisation, recycling and composting.  Councillor June Evans, who is the Chair of the Board, presented the review report to Cabinet and gave a summary of the work carried out by the Board during the […]

It’s not a waste of time!

The Environment and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Board has completed its review into waste minimisation, recycling and composting. The review report and the findings report detailing the evidence collected can be found in our reports library page here. The report has now been sent to Councillor John Hague, the Cabinet Member for Environment. Why this matters It is […]

What should the Environment and Communities Board look at next year?

It’s the time of year that the Overview and Scrutiny Boards start thinking about what topics they should focus their attention on for the coming year. At their meeting yesterday the Environment and Communities Board received a report which reviewed the work they have completed over the past year and began the process of identifying […]