Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

227.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor L Davies, Councillor E C Galsworthy and Councillor W R Smith.

228.

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 J Thomas Declared his Interest in Item Four – Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Criminal Convictions Policy as he is a Proprietor and Driver.

 

Councillor A Barry Declared his Interest in Item Four – Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Criminal Convictions Policy as he is an Owner and Driver.

 

Councillor I Thomas Declared his Interest in Item Five – Bedlinog Community Council Change of Name as he is a Member of the Bedlinog Community Council and has Dispensation to speak and vote.

 

Councillor S Jago Declared her Interest in Item Five – Bedlinog Community Council Change of Name as she is a Member of the Bedlinog Community Council and has Dispensation to speak and vote.

 

Councillor D Sammon Declared his Interest in Item Thirteen – Request for Support from Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust as he is a Board Member and has Dispensation to speak and vote.

229.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meetings:

Minutes:

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

229a

Full Council: 19/06/2019 pdf icon PDF 165 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 19 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229b

Cabinet: 19/06/2019 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 19 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229c

SACRE: 04/06/2019 pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the SACRE Committee held 4 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229d

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 05/06/2019 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 5 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229e

Licensing Committee: 03/07/2019 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 3 July 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229f

Scrutiny : Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services; 02/07/2019 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee held 2 July 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229g

Scrutiny : Learning and LGES: 20/05/2019 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Learning and LGES Scrutiny Committee held 20 May 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229h

Scrutiny : Social Services: 11/06/2019 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 11 June 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229i

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 15/04/2019 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 15 April 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

229j

Audit: 25/03/2019 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Audit Committee held 25 March 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

230.

Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Criminal Convictions Policy pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor J Thomas and Councillor A Barry having Declared their Interest in this item left the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The adoption of the document attached at Appendix C of the report entitled ‘Policy on Determining the Suitability of Applicants and Licensees in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Trades’ be approved with immediate effect

(b)  ‘Grandfather Rights’ for existing licence holders whereby the new Policy will not apply to historic convictions/information be approved with immediate effect

231.

Bedlinog Community Council Change Of Name pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The change in the name of the Bedlinog Community Council to Bedlinog and Trelewis Community Council be approved.

232.

Change of Time for Future Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This item was deferred for consideration in the first instance by the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee.

233.

West Merthyr Public Inquiry Wildlife And Countryside Act 1981 pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The contents of the report be noted.

234.

Annual Scrutiny Report 2018 / 2019 pdf icon PDF 520 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

235.

Petitions received by the Authority pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

236.

Welsh Language Annual Monitoring Report for 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 497 KB

To receive report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

237.

Update on the Early Help Hub (Phase One) – Children’s Services pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

238.

Exempt

In order for the following to be considered in private, it is suggested that the public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

239.

Request For Support From Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

Councillor G Thomas referred the Council to the ‘Request for support from Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust’ report and recommendations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4 contained within the report and moved a further recommendation, 2.5.

 

Another Member also moved an addition to recommendation 2.4.

 

Debate then ensued on the recommendations with questions being raised by the Members with detailed responses being given by the Officers.

 

After consideration by the Members a vote was taken on the amended recommendations and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

The amendment to recommendation 2.4 together with the further recommendation 2.5 be accepted.

 

Further resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

Recommendations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 (as amended) be accepted together with recommendation 2.5.

240.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

Retirement of the Chief Executive

 

Carys Kennedy read out the following statement on behalf of Gareth Chapman the Chief Executive:

 

“Mr. Mayor, Councillors and Officers of the Council, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I have taken the difficult decision to retire from the Council on 31 July 2019.

 

Having started my Local Government career in August 1977 and providing almost 42 years in service, the time is now right for me to spend more time with my family and pursue other interests.

 

When I joined the Council in 2002, there was no Cyfarthfa Retail Park, Phase 3 of East Merthyr was yet to commence, there was no Leisure Park or Swimming Pool.  In addition, there was no Keir Hardie Health Park, Marks and Spencer’s had not arrived and neither had Trago, however by successive administrations working together and making difficult decisions much of that mentioned above and much, much more has been delivered to the community.

 

I have also been honoured and privileged to lead a Team of employees who are committed to delivering the very best for the communities of the County Borough even in times of extreme austerity.

 

I sincerely hope that during my tenure, I have played a little part in making Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council a great place to be associated with and I know there is more to come.

 

Thank you all both present and past Councillors for allowing me to manage and lead this historic County Borough for the last 9 years and I wish you all well for the future.“

 

A Member then suggested that a letter be sent by the Mayor on behalf of the Council to Gareth Chapman thanking him for all his Service and recognising his contribution to the County Borough.

 

Tributes were then made by Members to Gareth Chapman for his Service to the County Borough.

241.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor.

 

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