Be vocal and help make a difference... Become a Co-opted Member on one of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council's Scrutiny Committees.

Scrutiny is an umbrella term covering a wide range of roles with key legislative responsibility for:

  • Holding the Cabinet to account
  • Policy Review and Development
  • Reviewing and scrutinising the performance of the Council and help drive improvements in services.
  • External scrutiny

Overview and Scrutiny Committees help ensure local public services are delivered effectively and efficiently and have wide ranging powers to investigate areas of local interest.

Scrutiny can question decision takers, call in expert witnesses or hear evidence from other local stakeholders.  Investigations are not restricted to Council run services, any area of interest to the local community may be investigated by scrutiny.

  • The Council has five scrutiny committees:
  • Corporate Support and Resources
  • Neighbourhood Services, Countryside and Planning Scrutiny Committee
  • Learning and LGES (Local Government Education Service) Scrutiny Committee
  • Social Services Scrutiny Committee
  • Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee

There is currently a vacancy for Voluntary Sector Co-opted representative on Corporate Support and Resources Committee. 

If you are interested in learning more about the role and responsibilities of Scrutiny Committee members, Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil will be holding an online awareness session on 23rd May 2024 at 10am at VAMT.

To book your place contact karen.vowles@vamt.net


INFORMATION SESSION: Arthritis & the menopause

Thursday 23rd May

Online via Teams 12pm – 1pm.

The session will be delivered by: Rhiannon Griffiths, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Pelvic Health at Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

The presentation will cover why we get joint pain, osteoporosis and other arthritis-related conditions and symptoms during the menopause, as well as self-management techniques and exercises to relieve these symptoms.

There will be an opportunity for questions. Everyone is welcome.

Register at Eventbrite: Menopause and Arthritis Information Session Tickets, Thu 23 May 2024 at 12:00 | Eventbrite

Room opens at 11:50 presentation starts at 12:00. Please be on time. 

Our online information sessions are for adults with arthritis, MSK or related conditions e.g. fibromyalgia, lupus, gout. Also for health care professionals and carers supporting people living with arthritis. They offer a chance to learn about managing arthritis and related conditions, hear from guest speakers and find out more about the support provided by Versus Arthritis in local areas. 




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