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Apologies for absence


No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.


Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council are reminded of their personal responsibilities to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct.




a.    Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest; and


b.    Where Members withdraw from a meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave.


No Declarations of Interest were made.


Formal Election of the Mayor

  • Retiring Mayor’s Address


  • Presentation of the Past Mayor’s Medallion to the outgoing Mayor of the Council


Councillor D Roberts proposed Councillor B E Mansbridge as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014 – 2015 and was seconded by Councillor K Moran.


Resolved unanimously that:


Councillor B E Mansbridge be elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014 – 2015.


The retiring Mayor Councillor G Davies then addressed the Council giving details of his year as Mayor.


Councillor Davies also advised the Council that he had donated a bust of Keir Hardie to the Mayors Parlour.


This bust had been given to him when he had first become a Councillor by a relative who had been an ILP Member for Briton Ferry and an agent for Ramsey McDonald.


Gareth Chapman then presented Councillor Davies the retiring Mayor with the Past Mayor’s Medallion and also presented Mrs Mari Davies the retiring Mayor’s Consort with the Past Consort Pendant.




Formal Election of the Deputy Mayor

  • The civic party will retire for the exchange of Regalia and Chains of Office


  • The civic party will re-enter the Council Chamber and the Oaths of Office will be administered by the Chief Executive to the incoming Mayor and Deputy Mayor


  • The incoming Mayor will address the Council in thanks for his election to the Office of Mayor and will propose a vote of thanks to the outgoing Mayor


  • Presentation of bouquets


Councillor Allan Jones proposed Councillor D Isaac as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014 – 2015 and was seconded by Councillor P Williams.


Resolved unanimously that:


Councillor D Isaac be elected as Deputy Mayor for the Municipal Year 2014 – 2015.


The Civic Party then retired for the exchange of Regalia and Chains of Office.


The Declarations of Acceptance of Office were administered to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor by Gareth Chapman Chief Executive.


Councillor B E Mansbridge addressed the Council thanking the Members for his election to the Office of Mayor.


The Mayor also advised that his chosen Charities were:


·         Alzheimer’s Society

·         PHAB


Bouquets of flowers were then presented to Mrs Mari Davies retiring Mayoress, Mrs Deborah Isaac Deputy Mayoress and Mrs Brenda Mansbridge Mayoress.




To agree Appointments to Committees for 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.


Resolved that:


The appointments to Committees as set out in Paragraphs one to nine of the report be accepted.


To agree Committee Cycle for 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.


The Leader of the Council referred to Paragraph 6.3 – Fact Finding Visits and recommended an amendment.


Resolved that:


In relation to Fact Finding Visits – Paragraph 6.3 that the Meetings be called as and when required by the Chair of the Committee in consultation with all appropriate Officers.


Arising on Paragraph 5 – Audit Committee a Member recommended an amendment to the Committee Cycle.


Resolved that:


The Meeting scheduled for 23 June 2014 be amended to 30 June 2014.


Further resolved subject to the foregoing that:


The Committee Cycle be agreed.


To agree Representatives to Other Bodies for 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Executive.


Resolved that:


(a)    The representatives as set out in Paragraph 2.0 of the report be agreed.

(b)   Delegated Authority be granted to the Political Leaders in the event of a vacancy arising to nominate representative(s) and to supply such agreed nomination to the Chief Executive

(c)   Consideration be given to the submission of a report to the Standards Committee regarding the appropriate dispensation for Champions


To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence


The Mayor advised that there was no other business deemed urgent.


To receive communications received by His Worship the Mayor


Apologies for absence were received from Dai Havard MP, Huw Lewis AM, Freemen of the Borough Lord Ted Rowlands CBE, Sir Stanley Thomas OBE, Mr Stan Thomas MBE and Professor Sir Mansel Aylward CB.


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