Focussing on what matters

Over the past year we have asked the public to rate the importance of scrutiny inquiry topics. In total the public have rated the 5 inquiry topics that have taken place this year. The results, obtained from the Swansea Voices Citizens Panel, show the topics in ranked order of importance:  Streetscene – Road and footway […]

New Work for Scrutiny

Following on from the work planning conference the Scrutiny Programme Committee has now agreed scrutiny priorities for the year ahead.  The Scrutiny Work Programme consists of topics that are examined through various informal panels and working groups as well as work undertaken by the committee itself.  This includes work that is ongoing or already committed, either […]

What should the Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board investigate next?

The Environment & Communities Overview & Scrutiny Board will hold its last meeting of the municipal year on 17th April. They will use the meeting to reflect on how they have worked together this year and how they could improve next year. During 2011/12 the Board held 13 formal board meetings, 10 task and finish […]

‘A Year in Children, Young People and Learning’

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Board, at its meeting on the 16th April, will review the years activities, discuss those areas for future scrutiny and any lessons learnt from their work.  The Board have had 11 Board meetings, 12 task and finish groups and looked at over 20 issues.  Some of the […]

Teaching Assistants Report goes to Cabinet

The Children, Young People and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Boards review of the role of teaching assistants across primary schools in Swansea is to be discussed by the Councils Cabinet on the 8th March.  The Board found that the numbers of teaching assistants employed across schools in Swansea had increased substantially over recent years, along with our […]

Making a Difference to Corporate Parenting

The Board recently followed up on its review of the role of councillors as corporate parents, to assess progress and the impact of its work. Considering the various recommendations made by the Board the Cabinet Member for Social Services, Councillor Nick Tregoning presented an action plan. The Board also heard from the Chair of the […]