Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

675.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor H Barrett.

676.

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.

677.

Revised Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2021/22 - Update January 2018 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred the Committee to the revisions to the Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 to 2021/22 which were approved at Council on 13 December 2017. 

 

He advised Members that there was an additional £63K to be added to the Pay Award (2018/19) amount of £300K as outlined in Table 6 at Paragraph 7.1 of the report.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Service Budget Reductions (Already Approved) outlined in Section 4 and Appendix 1 be noted.

 

(b)  The Service Budget Reductions (Not Requiring Business Cases) outlined in Section 4 and Appendix 2 be accepted and recommended to Council for approval. 

 

This recommendation was accepted with the exception of the £11K reduction in the Structures Budget within neighbourhood services and the £38K in respect of the vacant Business Support Officer post within Community Regeneration.

 

(c)  The implications of the Final Local Government Settlement for 2018/19 outlined in Section 6 and Appendices 3 to 5 be noted and accepted.

 

(d)  The Additional Budget Demands outlined in Section 7 be accepted and recommended to Council for approval, together with the additional £63K added to the £300K already stated in the report.

 

(e)  The Additional Corporate Budget Reductions outlined in Section 8 be accepted and recommended to Council for approval.

678.

Annual Risk Management Progress Report and Updated Corporate Risk Register for 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 416 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Corporate Risk Register for 2017-18 be approved, and the progress made in developing Risk Management be noted.

(b)  Cabinet notes the continued progress made in considering the Risk Management requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.

(c)  It is noted that Audit Committee will invite Lead Corporate Management Team Officers to attend the Committee periodically on a rolling programme basis to report on progress in managing their Corporate Risks.

(d)  The proposals to continue to present regular highlight reports on the Corporate Risk Register to Corporate Management Team and Cabinet be noted.

679.

School Reorganisation pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  a period of consultation with all appropriate bodies is entered into, with a view to:

(i)    extending the age range of Goetre Primary from 4 to 11 years to 3 to 11 years;

(ii)  closing Gurnos Nursery School and incorporating it within an all-through primary school with Goetre Primary School; and

(iii) considering whether the merged schools continue to operate on their existing sites until such time as the proposals for utilising 21st Century Band B monies are agreed by Council.

(b)  if (a) is agreed a further report be presented to Council following the period of consultation.

680.

Capita One Management Information System (MIS) pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Cabinet agree to extend the Capita One contract for a five year period in accordance with Regulation 32 of the Public Contract Regulations so that the local authority can maximise financial efficiency savings and support strategic planning for the use of Capita One.

CLOSED SESSION

681.

Revised Medium Term Financial Plan 2018/19 To 2021/22 - Service Budget Reduction Business Cases

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

2.1       Option 2 as outlined in Section 4.5 of the report be approved.

2.2       Option 4 as outlined in Section 4.6 of the report be approved.

2.3       Option 2 as outlined in Section 4.7 was not approved.

2.4       Option 2 as outlined in Section 4.8 was not approved.

2.5       Option 2 as outlined in Section 4.9 of the report be approved.

2.6       Option 2 as outlined in Section 4.10 was not approved.

 

682.

Families First Programme 2018-21 – Award of Contracts

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Contracts as outlined in Paragraphs 2.1.1;  2.1.2  and  2.1.3 be approved.

RE-OPENED SESSION

683.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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