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Scrutiny work planning conference

  1. 1. Scrutiny Work Planning Conference 9th July 2012
  2. 2. Welcome Cllr Des ThomasChair: Scrutiny Programme Board
  3. 3. Scrutiny Panels• Informal task and finish groups• Established by ‘parent’ board• Small membership• Clear brief• Three types; inquiry, performance and joint… Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasacommons/4479640066/
  4. 4. Inquiry Panels• Scoping• Evidence Gathering• Report Findings• Final report: Conclusions and recommendations Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/6821061248/
  5. 5. Performance Panels• Focus on issue of concern• Bespoke reports?• Ongoing monitoring• Raise concerns• Make recommendations to Cabinet Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cornelluniversitylibrary/3856024789/
  6. 6. Joint Panels• Cross cutting issues• Avoid duplication – co- ordinating role• Refer issues to boards if necessary• Make recommendations to Cabinet• Under umbrella of Programme Board Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/2178275857/
  7. 7. Annual Work Planning Process Scrutiny Boards 2011/12 Public CMTCouncillors Scrutiny BoardsYou are here! Work Planning Conference Scrutiny Programme Board Scrutiny Boards
  8. 8. What Makes A Good Topic?
  9. 9. 1. Strategic and significant• Corporate Plan / Community Strategy• Council / partner priority• National priority• Audit / inspection• Public impact Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/george_eastman_house/3746737855/
  10. 10. 2. An issue of concern• Public• Performance• Budget• External group /pressure Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/3903196117/
  11. 11. 3. A good use of scrutiny time• Clear objective• Not examined recently/ elsewhere• Scrutiny can add value• The timing is right Photo credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SinclairC5.jpg
  12. 12. Panel Proposals• Stronger Safer Communities• Place• People• ‘Cross cutting’
  13. 13. Stronger Safer Communities• Affordable Housing• Young People and Citizenship• Access to Transport• Economic Inactivity• Community Safety
  14. 14. Place• Public Transport• Economic Development• Beyond Bricks and Mortar• Tourism• Sports and Physical Activity
  15. 15. People• Child and Family Services (Performance)• School Governance• Services to Looked After Children• Well Being and School Attainment
  16. 16. Cross Cutting• Local Service Board• Public Engagement• Corporate Improvement• Budget and Finance
  17. 17. What Matters to the Public? Public Importance of Scrutiny Topics (Swansea Voices) Literacy in Schools City Centre Support for Carers Teaching Assistants RecyclingSupport for Care Leavers Corporate Parenting Shared Services Community Alarms 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Extremely Important Very Important Fairly important Not important Dont know
  18. 18. Swansea Voices Suggestions (2011)• Road maintenance • Social care• Traffic congestion • Car parking charges• Street lighting • Derelict and empty• Refuse collection and properties recycling • Allocation of Council housing
  19. 19. Swansea Voices Suggestions (2012)• Social care • Employment, business• Education standards and investment• Poverty • Entertainment and• Drugs and alcohol tourism • Bus services• Street scene (street lighting, gully cleaning, • Anti social behaviour dog fouling etc) • Council Housing /• Waste collection and Affordable Housing disposal
  20. 20. Which topics should be a priority? Group Discussion
  21. 21. Summary and Close

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