Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

528.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Brown and Councillor H R Jones.

529.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(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

Minutes:

Councillor K Gibbs Declared his Interest in Item Eight – Housing Renewal Policy as he has an Interest in the Policy.

530.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meetings:

Minutes:

The Council approves as accurate (subject to any amendments) the Minutes of the following Meetings:

530a

Full Council: 24/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 24 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

 

A Member also requested an update on Minute No: 457 – Winter Night Shelter 2018 – 19 and was responded to in detail by the Chief Officer Community Regeneration.

530b

Cabinet: 24/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 24 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530c

Cabinet: 07/11/2018 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 7 November 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530d

Audit: 29/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Audit Meeting held 29 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530e

Standards: 19/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Standards Committee held 19 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530f

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 03/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 3 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530g

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 31/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 31 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530h

Rights of Way: 22/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Rights of Way Committee held 22 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530i

Licensing Committee: 31/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 31 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530j

Scrutiny : Regeneration and Public Protection: 30/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee held 30 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530k

Scrutiny : Social Services: 18/09/2018 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 18 September 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530l

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 23 /07/2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 23 July 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530m

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 10/09/2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 10 September 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

530n

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 22/10/2018 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 22 October 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

531.

Support the Lucy's Law Campaign pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Minutes:

Notice of Motion

 

Councillor T Skinner led the Council Members through the Notice of Motion.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Council adds its support to the National Campaign to ban and outlaw third party puppy sales

(b)  The Council adds its name to a growing list of supporting Organisations and will pro-actively highlight the campaign to residents across the County Borough

(c)  The Leader of the Council writes to the Welsh and UK Governments supporting the call for urgent action on this matter.

532.

With Rule 4.01.16 (B) - Council 7th November 2018 - Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 - Update 1 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

Notice of Motion

 

The Leader of the Council Councillor K O’Neill led the Council Members through the Notice of Motion.

 

Resolved that:

 

A further report on the Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 – Update 1 with amended recommendations be presented to Council on the 21 November 2018 for consideration.

533.

Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 – Update 1 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred the Members to the ‘Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 – Update 1’ report and proposed a Recorded Vote on the recommendations as contained within the report.

 

The Monitoring Officer advised that a Recorded Vote had to be supported by five Councillors.

 

Five Councillors then supported the proposal for a Recorded Vote.

 

Councillor D Roberts then made the following statement:

 

The Labour Group are not voting against the recommendation set out on page 56.  However, we want it recorded that we do not support areas of the Plan but we understand the Local Authority must update and present its Medium Term Financial Plan.  When the full budget process starts and the full budget line is presented, we will then Scrutinise everything as we do not believe this is necessary here tonight.

 

As previously mentioned that enough time is allowed so debate can be had when setting the budget and enough time to revisit this should the budget not be approved.

 

We don’t want a repeat of last year so to be clear we have concerns at some of the cuts identified within the Medium Term Financial Plan and understand that this is just a snap shot of where we are at this moment in time and that this may change when the budget setting process takes place.

 

The Monitoring Officer then proceeded to take a Recorded Vote on the following Proposals:

 

(a)  The implications of the Provisional Local Government Settlement for 2019/20 outlined in Section 5 of the report and Appendices 1 and 2 be noted and accepted

(b)  The Cabinet recommended Corporate Additional Demands outlined in Section 6 of the report and Appendix 3 be approved subject to Scrutiny Committee deliberation

(c)  The Cabinet recommended Corporate Budget Reductions outlined in Section 7 of the report and Appendix 4 be approved subject to Scrutiny Committee deliberation

(d)  The Cabinet recommended Schools Budget Reductions outlined in Section 8 of the report be approved subject to appropriate consultation, Scrutiny Committee deliberation and further report to Cabinet and Council

 

 

Councillor

For the Motion

Against the Motion

Julian Amos

X

 

Howard Barrett

X

 

Andrew Barry

X

 

Chris Barry

X

 

Paul Brown

Absent

Absent

Brent Carter

X

 

David Chaplin

X

 

Malcolm Colbran

X

 

Chris Davies

X

 

Jeremy Davies

X

 

Lee Davies

X

 

Ernie Galsworthy

X

 

Kevin Gibbs

X

 

David Hughes

X

 

David Isaac

X

 

Sherelle Jago

X

 

Clive Jones

X

 

David Jones

X

 

Harvey Jones

Absent

Absent

Gareth Lewis

X

 

Lisa Mytton

X

 

Kevin O’Neill

X

 

Gareth Richards

X

 

Darren Roberts

X

 

Tony Rogers

X

 

Declan Sammon

X

 

Tanya Skinner

X

 

Bill Smith

X

 

Geraint Thomas

X

 

Ian Thomas

X

 

John Thomas

X

 

Scott Thomas

X

 

Clive Tovey

X

 

Total:

31

0

 

 

The Monitoring Officer advised that the Motion was carried unanimously.

534.

Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRPW) Draft Annual Report pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The content of the Draft Annual Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales (IRPW) for 2019/2020 be noted

(b)  Comments be forwarded to Democratic Services for collation and forwarding on to the IRPW before the consultation deadline on Tuesday 27 November 2018

535.

Housing Renewal Policy pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor K Gibbs having Declared his Interest in this Item left the Chamber for the consideration of this Item.

 

Councillor G Thomas referred the Members to the ‘Housing Renewal Policy’ report together with the Paper that had been tabled in relation to ‘Addendum to the Approval Process in relation to the Housing Renewal Policy Background Paper’.

 

Councillor G Thomas then proposed the recommendation as contained within the report.

 

A Member then proposed an amendment to the motion in that the report be deferred to the next Council Meeting for a more detailed report.

 

A vote was then taken on the amendment and the amendment was carried.

 

Resolved that:

 

The item be deferred.

536.

Annual Report on Social Services 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

537.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

538.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that he had received communication from a member of the Dowlais British Legion conveying thanks for the help received by the British Legion from the Council and the Councillors over the years.

 

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