Policy & Resources
This is the main overarching committee which has a key responsibility for monitoring authority-wide policy and performance issues and scrutiny of the Carmarthenshire Local Service Board. It also monitors topics such as Finance, Council Property, Information Technology, Communications, Customer Services, Procurement and Human Resources.
This committee’s main responsibilities are for Housing (both Social and Private Sector), Community Regeneration, Economic Development, European and Externally Funded Programmes, Libraries, Arts and Theatres, Museums and Archives, Countryside facilities, Sports, Leisure and Recreation.
Education & Children
This service-specific committee’s focus is on Education Standards & Schools, Inclusion & Additional Learning Needs, Welsh Medium Education and School Modernisation. It also monitors Adult Community Learning, Youth Services, Youth Offending, Safeguarding as well as Children’s Services (including Social Services and Family Support Services).
Environmental & Public Protection
This Committee’s remit covers a number of departments and its main responsibilities are for visible front line services (e.g. highways, street cleaning, waste and recycling services, town-centre management, grounds maintenance, public conveniences, bus shelters and maintenance of car parks), transport, road safety, Conservation, Shoreline Management & Coastal Protection, Public Protection (Air Pollution, Trading Standards, Pest control & Environmental Health), Community Safety and Environmental Enforcement (e.g. litter, dog fouling). This is the Council’s designated committee for crime and disorder matters.
Social Care & Health
This is another service-specific committee with responsibility for Social services for older people, adults with learning disabilities, Support for Carers, Mental health services, Safeguarding of Adults, Dementia Services and Physical Disabilities.