Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

656.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received as all Members were present.

657.

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.

658.

Revenue Budget 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 436 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The implications of the Provisional Local Government Settlement for 2020/21 outlined in Section 6 of the report and Appendices 1 to 3 be noted and accepted

(b)  The net Corporate Additional Demands outlined in Section 7 of the report and Appendix 4 be recommended to Council for approval

(c)  The Service Budget Reductions previously approved by Council outlined in Section 8 of the report and Appendix 5 be noted

(d)  The Corporate Budget Reductions outlined in Section 9 of the report and Appendix 6 be noted and recommended to Council for approval

(e)  The Budget Reserve and General Reserve contributions of £600,000 and £300,000 respectively outlined in Section 10 of the report be recommended to Council for approval

(f)   The Provision for Further Commitments of £764,000 outlined in Section 11 of the report be recommended to Council for approval

659.

Annual Risk Management Progress Report and Updated Corporate Risk Register for 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 327 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The Corporate Risk Register for 2019-20 be approved, and the progress made in developing Risk Management be noted

(b)  The continued progress made in considering the Risk Management requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 be noted

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

(d)  The proposals to continue to present Highlight Reports on the Corporate Risk Register to Cabinet be noted

660.

Corporate Parenting Board Update pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor C Davies referred the Committee to the ‘Corporate Parenting Board Update’ report and advised of the following amendments to the report:

 

Paragraph 5.10 – Placement Type – Merthyr Tydfil Foster Carers – Number of Looked after young people in placement type as a 31.03.18 should read 52 not 26

 

Paragraph 5.6 –Detailed explanation given in relation to the rate of numbers and the reduction of the numbers themselves stabilising young people and to keep them close to home

 

A further recommendation of ‘Provision to the Members of an update Workshop on Councillors Corporate Parenting roles and responsibilities’

 

The Committee were also advised that in relation to Recommendations 2.1 and 2.2 of the report ‘be agreed’ be deleted from the recommendations.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

(a)  The contents of the report be noted

(b)  The report be presented to this evening’s Full Council to be debated and noted

(c)  Provision to the Members of an update Workshop on Councillors Corporate Parenting roles and responsibilities be agreed

 

 

 

661.

School Instrument of Government – Taff Bargoed Learning Partnership of Bedlinog Community Primary School and Trelewis Primary School pdf icon PDF 374 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Instrument of Government for the Taff Bargoed Learning Partnership which will take effect from 20 April 2020 be approved

662.

Central South Consortium Shared Education Advisory Services pdf icon PDF 324 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The decision of the Central South Consortium Joint Committee to continue to deliver shared Educational Advisory Services in partnership with the other four Councils in the Region for at least the next three years be approved.

663.

Children’s Services – Registered Fostering Service Statement of Purpose pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

664.

Cwm Taf Winter Pressures Plan 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

665.

Welsh Government – 30 Hour Childcare Offer Update pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

666.

Performance at Key Stage 4 pdf icon PDF 664 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

CLOSED SESSION

Exempt

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.

 

 

667.

21st Century Schools Programme, Construction of the new Ysgol y Graig Primary School

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be accepted.

668.

Provision Of Security Services – Award Of Contract

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The recommendation as contained within the report be accepted.

RE-OPENED SESSION

669.

Any Other Business Deemed Urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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