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Scrutiny in Swansea

In this section you will find information on scrutiny in Swansea

The scrutiny function is delivered through the Scrutiny Programme Committee together with a number of Scrutiny Inquiry and Performance Panels. A copy of the scrutiny work programme can be downloaded on the right. In addition monthly meetings lists and details of meetings and scrutiny work can be found on the scrutiny blog.Opens new window.

The main aim of scrutiny is to act as a 'critical friend' to the Cabinet and other decision makers in order to promote better services, policies and decisions. Working in a similar way to parliamentary select committees, scrutiny involves councillors who are not in the cabinet.

Scrutiny makes a difference by ensuring that local decision making is better, that local services are improved and that local democracy is strengthened.

Please visit the relevant sections below for further information:

Are you looking for an agenda, letter or report?

Search through all the scrutiny publications.

What is the scrutiny process?

The Scrutiny Programme Committee has a cross cutting and coordinating role in respect of the work of the scrutiny panels and an overview of scrutiny nationally.

Are you working with scrutiny?

If you have been asked to give evidence to the Scrutiny Programme Committee or one of the panels or if you are a co-optee of a panel then this page will give you the relevant information.

What is scrutiny working on now?

Find out what is going on in scrutiny.

Would you like to raise an issue to scrutiny?

All persons who live or work in the City & County of Swansea can make a request for scrutiny on matters of local concern.

Scrutiny Dispatches

Scrutiny dispatches provides the headlines from the work of scrutiny. It is produced on a monthly basis and provides a snapshot of the work of scrutiny that month.

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