Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

731.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos and Councillor J Davies.

732.

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:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

733.

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:

733a

Full Council: 29/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 29 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733b

Cabinet: 29/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 29 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733c

Audit: 29/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Audit Committee held 29 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733d

Scrutiny : Joint Committee: 29/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Joint Scrutiny Committee held 29 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733e

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 05/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 5 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733f

Licensing Committee: 12/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 12 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

733g

Scrutiny : Learning and LGES: 25/11/2019 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Learning and LGES Scrutiny Committee held 25 November 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

733h

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 14/10/2019 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 14 October 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

733i

Scrutiny : Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside: 16/09/2019 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Neighbourhood Services, Planning and Countryside Scrutiny Committee held 16 September 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

734.

Pathway to Work Project pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The report be noted

(b)  The proposed Policy that can be found at Appendix 1 of the report be approved

735.

Peripatetic Social Workers – Children’s Services pdf icon PDF 431 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor C Davies referred the Council to the ‘Peripatetic Social Workers – Children’s Services’ report and the recommendations as contained within the report.

 

A Member then proposed an amendment to recommendation 2.2 that it include the phrase ‘on fixed term Contracts for 24 months’ and this amendment was accepted.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The contents of the report be noted

(b)  The proposal that Children’s Services recruit 2 full time Peripatetic Social Workers on fixed term Contracts for 24 months be supported

 

 

Councillor L Davies entered the Meeting at 5.55 pm.

736.

Report of Standards Committee Determination pdf icon PDF 263 KB

To receive report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

737.

Petition Received by the Authority pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To receive report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

738.

Supporting People Local Commissioning Plan Annual Update 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 349 KB

To receive report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

739.

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/s 12, 13, 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 Paragraphs 12, 13 and 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972

740.

Occupational Health - Service Change

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be accepted.

741.

CCTV Sustainability Workstream

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Carys Kennedy referred the Council to the ‘CCTV – Sustainability Workstream’ report and gave advice in relation to the recommendation as contained within the report.

 

Alyn Owen then advised the Council of the amended recommendation.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

The amended recommendation be approved.

742.

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council Local Authority Hardship Scheme (additional report) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that this report would be considered as an urgent item.

 

Resolved that:

 

The Actions to alleviate hardship of Merthyr Tydfil residents taken by the Interim Chief Executive in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Group Leaders / Deputy Leaders of all Parties be ratified

743.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

Coronavirus

 

Councillor L Mytton referred to recent media attention in relation to School Children and Teachers returning from half-term leave and the Countries that had been visited and wished to reassure Colleagues that the Chief Education Officer had sent a letter to all Pupils, Carers and Governing Bodies in relation to the Public Health information around the Coronavirus.  In relation to Pupils due to travel the situation would be evaluated as the days went on and would not put any pupils at risk and would take on Public Health information.

744.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor.

 

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