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Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee reviews:

  • Allotments, 
  • Business Support, 
  • City Deal, ​​​
  • Culture, 
  • Economy, 
  • Events, 
  • Harbour Authority, 
  • Hubs, 
  • Leisure, 
  • Libraries, 
  • Lifelong Learning,
  • Major Projects, 
  • Parks, 
  • Sport, 
  • Tourism, 
  • Venues

View more information about the Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee.

Scrutiny Committee members are keen to hear the opinions and concerns of those who live and work in Cardiff.


A video of Councillor Nigel Howells, former Chair of the Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee, discussing the work taken place during 2020 and 2021.​

Scrutiny Committee Members have developed their work programme. 

​​If you would like to help the Committee to develop good outcomes for the residents of Cardiff, you can suggest an item to include on the next plan by contacting us.​​

Please see below for information on previous scrutiny inquiries and research reports. 

You can also view previous committee meeting papers.
For full copies of these reports, please conta​ct us.​

Contact us ​​

Inquiry repor​ts​

Scrutiny Committees sometimes look in detail at a topic and send a report to Cabinet, with recommendations for how to improve.​

The Cabinet considers the report and responds to the recommendations.

  • Funding of Parks (April 2018)
  • Council Workshops and Innovation Premises (November 2018)
  • Events in Cardiff (February 2019)
  • Culture in Cardiff (February 2020)

Research reports​​

We undertake independent research to inform the Committees’ work, collecting evidence from stakeholders on their views and experiences. We also review existing research and good practice to highlight work Cardiff Council could learn from.​

  • A survey report on the public’s perceptions of Cardiff Indoor Central Market and Historic Shopping Arcades, 2014
  • Experiences of Local Authorities in the Retention of Business Rates, 2017​

​Every year, scrutiny committees report on their work, highlighting contributions received and recommendations made.

Their reports highlight the impact of scrutiny and changes that were carried out.

For 2020 to 21, and for 2021 to 2022 the five scrutiny committees developed a combined Annual Report.

View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2021 to 2022 (5.47mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window
View the Scrutiny Annual Report 2020 to 2021 (​5.2mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window​​


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