Agenda and minutes

Venue: REMOTE MEETING - MICROSOFT TEAMS

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

80.

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were recieved

81.

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:

Councillors Bill Smith and Lee Davies declared interests in item 7.

 

 

                               

82.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meetings:

82a

Full Council: 08/06/2022 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

These minutes be approved as an accurate record.

82b

Cabinet: 08/06/2022 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

These minutes be approved as an accurate record.

 

82c

Scrutiny : Social Services: 29/03/2022 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

These minutes be approved as an accurate record.

 

83.

Cost of Living Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 443 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr A Barry.

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Which food banks will be donated to?

 

How many direct debits are there?

 

Why was no alternative to online communication offered?

 

Why are free school meals an indicator?

 

How were households targeted?

 

How difficult would it have been to supply a paper form?

 

Were letters distributed by ward?

 

The following recommendations were approved;

 

The Discretionary Cost of Living Support Scheme as described within this report be approved.

84.

Annual Scrutiny Report 2021 / 2022 pdf icon PDF 561 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr A Barry

 

The following questions were raised;

 

When will a forward work programme be produced?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved

 

The use of this report and its content to inform the Council’s on-going scrutiny improvement, be approved.

 

The revised titles of scrutiny committees as set out in paragraph 4.4, be approved.

85.

Estyn Inspection of Local Government Education Services (LGES) pdf icon PDF 370 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr M Jones

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Is attendance improving across the borough?

 

Has the grant been dispersed?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved.

 

The proposed actions to meet the recommendations be approved.

 

 Annual progress against recommendations be provided to Council be approved.

86.

Pen Y Dre Major Refurb – Band B – Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme pdf icon PDF 495 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr M Jones

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Where are the additional funds coming from?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved

 

The financing of the local authority’s match funded commitment to deliver the Pen Y Dre project set out in section 5.1 be approved

87.

Anti-Money Laundering Policy and Anti-Tax Evasion Policy pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To consider report of Head of Regional Internal Audit Service.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr A Barry

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Do we have any money laundering reports?

 

What are the criminal statistics and their impact?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved

 

The Council’s Anti-Money Laundering Policy be approved.

 

The Council’s Anti-Tax Evasion Policy be approved.

88.

Expansion of Flying Start pdf icon PDF 861 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr J Jenkins

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Is there a time frame for Flying start?

 

How are the lost finances going to be addressed?

 

Is there a further update regarding recruitment?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved

 

The expansion proposals set out in 5.6, 5.7 and 5.8 be approved and the expansion plan required by WG attached as Appendix F be submitted.

 

The proposal to address the cap figure through addressing postcodes as identified in 6.2 be approved.

 

The proposed approach to the expanded outreach model Appendix E be approved

89.

Market Stability Report pdf icon PDF 480 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Report presented by Cllr J Jenkins

 

The following questions were raised;

 

Do we have patients that cannot be accommodated?

 

How will finances be considered?

 

Resolved that;

 

The following recommendations be approved

 

Council is asked to endorse the Market Stability Report (MSR), which has been produced on a regional basis to enhance understanding of the regional market for care and support, in line with legislative requirements.

 

90.

Agreed Syllabus for Religion, Values and Ethics pdf icon PDF 358 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

The information as contained within the report be noted.

91.

Welsh in Education Strategic Plan pdf icon PDF 509 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

The information as contained within the report be noted.

92.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

No other business was deemed urgent by the chair

93.

To receive communications from Their Worship the Mayor

94.

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 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A of Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

 

95.

UK Government’s Levelling Up Funding Programme in Merthyr Tydfil

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

The recommendations as contained within the report be approved.

96.

Contract Award for Pen y Dre Major Refurbishment – Band B Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that;

 

The recommendations as contained within the report be approved.

 

 

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