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No. Item

Minutes Silence

The Council observed a Minutes Silence for Helen Thomas, former Local Authority Councillor, a Member of the Bedlinog and Trelewis Community Council and the Standards Committee who had sadly passed away.

87.

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos, Councillor C Barry and Councillor I Thomas.

88.

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 L Mytton Declared her Interest in Item 7 – The Cyfarthfa Foundation as she was nominated as a Director and Trustee.

 

Councillor G Thomas Declared his Interest in Item 7 – The Cyfarthfa Foundation as he was nominated as a Director and Trustee.

 

89.

Merthyr Strategic Valley Hub: Placemaking Plan 2019-2035

To receive a presentation from James Brown, Managing Director, The Urbanists

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed James Brown, Managing Director The Urbanists to the Meeting.

 

James Brown then made a Presentation to the Members in relation to the ‘Merthyr Strategic Valley Hub: Placemaking Plan 2019-2035’ and the work that had been undertaken on behalf of the Council over the past eighteen months and gave further details in relation to:

 

·         Working Progress

·         Core Ambitions

·         The Master Plan

·         Links to Post Covid Recovery

·         Summer 2019

·         Analysis / Future Proofing

·         Work to Date – Work Completed – Placemaking Plan – Delivery Plan

·         Life in 2035 – Vision for the Future – Thinking about shifting forces

·         Ready for the Future – The world in 2035 – Predict – Respond – Adapt

·         Core Ambitions

·         The Recipe for Success

·         Tourism Capital of the Valleys and Beacons – Centre of adventure – Tourism – Industrial – Political Heritage

·         A Low Carbon Town

·         Low energy use – Renewable Energy – Low Environmental Impact – Adaptability

·         A Destination for Services

·         High quality Public Services

·         A Waterside Town

·         Opportunity to be a better Waterside Town – Location on the banks of the River Taff

·         A Smart Town

·         A Digital fluent Town

·         An inclusive engaging public realm

·         A Town with an inviting public realm

·         People feel safe, welcomed and uplifted

·         A Resilient Town

·         A wide variety of activities – Resilient to change- Able to adapt to a rapid changing world

·         The Master Plan

·         Town – A series of themed areas

·         Northern Gateway – Southern Gateway – Merthyr Waterside – St Tydfil’s Centre- Interchange Corridor – Other projects

·         Links to Post Covid Recovery

·         Threats

·         Economic impact post furlough

·         Communities lack resilience

·         Opportunities

·         Homes and Neighbourhoods

 

Councillor K O’Neill Leader of the Council then thanked Mr Brown for the Presentation.

 

The Mayor also thanked Mr Brown for attending.

90.

Merthyr Strategic Valley Hub: Placemaking Plan 2019– 2035 pdf icon PDF 280 KB

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The content of the Merthyr Strategic Valley Hub: Placemaking Plan 2019-2035 be approved

(b)  The actions identified in Section 5 of the report be approved

91.

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:

91a

AGM: 09/09/2020 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held 9 September 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91b

Full Council: 26/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 26 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91c

Full Council: 04/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 4 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91d

Cabinet: 26/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 26 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91e

Cabinet: 04/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 4 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91f

Cabinet: 15/07/2020 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 15 July 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91g

Cabinet: 16/09/2020 pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 16 September 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91h

Licensing Committee: 27/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 27 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91i

Licensing Committee: 24/06/2020 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 24 June 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91j

Audit: 09/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Audit Committee held 9 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91k

Audit: 03/08/2020 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Audit Committee held 3 August 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91l

Standards: 24/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Standards Committee held 24 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91m

SACRE: 10/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of SACRE held 10 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91n

Scrutiny: Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services: 25/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee held 25 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91o

Scrutiny: Regeneration and Public Protection: 03/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee Meeting held 3 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91p

Scrutiny: Social Services: 21/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 21 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91q

Scrutiny: Social Services: 10/03/2020 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 10 March 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91r

Scrutiny: Learning and LGES: 06/01/2020 pdf icon PDF 153 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Learning and LGES Scrutiny Committee held 6 January 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

91s

Scrutiny : Learning and LGES: 24/02/2020 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Learning and LGES Scrutiny Committee held 24 February 2020 be accepted as a correct record

92.

Agile And Home Working Policy pdf icon PDF 339 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred to the ‘Agile and Homeworking Policy’ report and moved the recommendation at Paragraph 2.1 of the report.

 

Questions were then raised in relation to the Policy and Councillor A Barry stated that he would welcome Scrutiny looking at the Policy.

 

Resolved that:

 

The Agile and Homeworking Policy be approved.

93.

The Cyfarthfa Foundation pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton and Councillor G Thomas having Declared their Interest in this Item left the Meeting.

 

Councillor K O’Neill led the Members through ‘The Cyfarthfa Foundation’ report and moved the recommendation at Paragraph 2.1 of the report.  This motion was then seconded.

 

Councillor D Roberts advised that the Labour Group agreed with the project but felt it appropriate for a Labour Group Member to sit as a Director and Trustee.

 

Therefore, he proposed that Councillor Gareth Lewis be added to the nominations for Director and Trustee.

 

Carys Kennedy then advised that it had been agreed at Council in September that there be two nominations and therefore an extra Member nomination could not be made.

 

Councillor D Roberts then proposed that Councillor G Lewis be appointed instead of either Councillor G Thomas or Councillor L Mytton as he felt there should be Labour representation on the Board.  This motion was then seconded.

 

Councillor G Lewis having been nominated for appointment to the Board Declared his Interest in the Item and left the Meeting.

 

Councillor K O’Neill then advised that the recommendation reflected a gender balance and Labour did not have a female Councillor. Councillor G Thomas was also the Cabinet Portfolio lead Member.

 

Councillor K O’Neill concurred that the Labour Group were supportive and guaranteed regular updates.

 

A vote was then taken on the amendment that Councillor G Lewis and Councillor G Thomas or Councillor L Mytton (One Independent Member and One Labour Member) be appointed as Directors and Trustees and this amendment fell.

 

A vote was then taken on recommendation 2.1 in the report and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

Councillor Geraint Thomas and Councillor Lisa Mytton be appointed as Directors and Trustees.

94.

Gulley Sucker Business Case pdf icon PDF 869 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Planning and Neighbourhood Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor D Hughes referred the Members to the ‘Gully Sucker Business Case’ report and proposed the recommendations at Paragraphs 2.1 and 2.2 of the report.  This motion was then seconded.

 

Questions were then raised on the report by the Members and were responded to in detail by the Officers and Councillor D Hughes.

 

Councillor B Carter then moved the following amendment to the recommendation:

 

(a)  That Council Lease Hire a new Gully Sucker to bring the Service back in House be approved

(b)  That Council also source and appoint a Contractor with immediate effect to operate the Gully Sucker be approved

(c)   A further report be presented to Council at the 4 November 2020 Meeting giving a report on progress and a Cost Analysis

 

This amendment was then seconded.

 

Further debate then ensued and a vote was taken on the amendment and the amendment fell.

 

A vote was then taken on recommendations 2.1 and 2.2 in the report and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Business Case attached to the report and Option 3 (In House Gully Service – Lease Hire) be approved

(b)  A further report be presented to Council detailing the full costs of the approved Option

95.

Merthyr Tydfil Adult Community Learning (MTACL) Partnership Future Delivery and Welsh Government Funding 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 525 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Delivery Framework Appendix B be approved

(b)  The financial implications be noted and the increase in the Net Budget to reflect the uncontrollable growth caused through Grant changes by Welsh Government be approved

(c)   A full cost recovery approach for supporting and processing accredited outcomes on behalf of partners / services be implemented

 

96.

MTCBC Annual Scrutiny Report 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 681 KB

To receive report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

97.

Consultation Responses - Amendment of Opening Times of Day Service Provision pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

98.

Annual Report on Social Services 2019-2020 pdf icon PDF 277 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

99.

Update on Young People’s Participation: Merthyr Tydfil Borough Wide Youth Forum (MTBWYF) and Office of Youth Mayor pdf icon PDF 358 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

100.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

101.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor.

 

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