Scrutiny Programme Committee monitoring Council action in relation to COVID19 response & recovery

The Scrutiny Programme Committee met with the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive on 16 March to discuss the Council’s COVID-19 response and recovery plan ‘Swansea – Achieving Better Together’ The Committee was pleased to hear that the continued lockdown measures have helped in the steady decline of COVID-19 cases. […]

Latest Service Improvement & Finance Scrutiny

The Service Improvement & Finance Panel met last month to discuss the Quarter 3 (Q3) Budget Monitoring report 2020-21, the Mid-Year Budget Statement 2020-21 and the Treasury Management Strategy Statement. The Panel heard that the in Q3 the Council submitted a loss of income to Welsh Government (£2.2M is now the confirmed position) and that […]

Natural Environment Panel discuss Corporate Plan for Natural Resources & Biodiversity

The Natural Environment Scrutiny Panel met in March to discuss progress with the work and main project activity managed by the Nature Conservation Team. The Panel considered a Biodiversity and Green Infrastructure Action Log provided to the Panel to assist understanding of the various activities related to actions under the Corporate Plan priority for Natural […]

Scrutiny Councillors meet with pupils from Bishopston Primary School

Scrutiny councillors on the Education Performance Panel met with the Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills and Director of Education to discuss the Covid recovery in Education, Pupil Development Grant spend, and Regional Education Improvement Service (ERW). The Panel started the meeting with the Head teacher and four pupils from Bishopston Primary School […]

Scrutiny considers findings on tackling Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

The Child & Family Services Scrutiny Panel held a meeting on 24 March and invited members of the Adult Services Scrutiny Panel to attend, along with the Cabinet Member for Supporting Communities and senior officers in the Service to discuss the Wales Audit Office’s (WAO) report: Tackling Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence […]

Scrutiny Panel pleased to hear Ambassador Theatre Group recruitment is underway

Councillors on the Development & Regeneration Panel were pleased to meet the Operations Director and Business Manager of the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) who attended the Panel’s meeting in March to present an overview of ATG. The Panel learned that ATG is a vertically integrated business; operating venues, producing shows and selling tickets for iconic […]