Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER
Due to the Meeting being a Joint Meeting of Audit and Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committees, Councillor T Skinner Chair of Governance took the Chair.
Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor C Barry.
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
(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
Councillor D Sammon Declared his Interest in Item Three – Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust as he is a Board Member on the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Limited.
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.
Councillor C Davies requested that his vote against the Exclusion of Press and Public be recorded.
Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust
To consider the attached report
Councillor D Sammon having Declared his Interest in this Item left the Meeting for the consideration of this item.
The Chair welcomed Jan Morgan, Martin Veale, Jayne Sellwood, Wendy Groves and Geraint Morgan representing the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust to the Meeting.
Jayne Sellwood then referred the Committee in detail to the ‘Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust’ report together with the ‘Annual Report and Financial Statements for the Year ended 31 March 2016’.
Questions were then raised by the Committee on the following areas and were responded to in detail by Members of the Trust:
· The Redhouse
· Relationship between MTCBC and the Trust
· Risk Management Procedures
· Risk Register
· Appointment of Staff
· Outcome of the Internal Audit Report
· Job Evaluation
· The Bowls Club
· Management Consultancy Firm
· Service Level Agreements
A Member then recommended that this matter be further considered at an Audit Meeting in September with Committee Members receiving an update in relation to issues raised at the Meeting.
The Chair then recommended that the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust be a Standing Item on the Governance Scrutiny agenda to receive updates on issues raised.
The Chair then thanked the representatives of the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust for attending and the update to the Committee.
Councillor T Rogers left the Meeting at 3.45pm and returned at 3.49pm.
Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair
The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.