Agenda and minutes


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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor L Davies.


Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

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


No declarations of interest were received.


Fly-Tipping Enforcement Camera Facilities pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services


Paul Jones and Jemma Price provided Committee with an overview to the fly-tipping enforcement camera facilities report with particular reference to the cost of the cameras.  The existing and new cameras were viewed by Committee.


The following topics were discussed and questions/comments raised by Members and answered in detail by the Officers:-


·         Existing number of cameras being used

·         Size of cameras/can they be moved remotely/cost of moving cameras

·         Use of camera evidence in Court

·         Camera use in rural areas or areas without street lights

·         Number of prosecutions before and after set up of Department

·         Promotion of successful prosecutions

·         Department size comparison against other Local Authorities

·         Welsh league table position

·         Positives of reduced staff time with new cameras

·         Clarity whether replacing existing cameras or adding to them

·         Revader camera use by other Local Authorities

·         Timescales/update to come back to next Committee or at earliest convenience.



RECOMMENDATION be approved:-


That the Scrutiny Committee note the content of this report.






Maintenance Schedule of Waste and Recycling Vehicles pdf icon PDF 641 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services


Mick Campbell provided Committee with an overview to the maintenance schedule of waste and recycling vehicles report.


The following topics were discussed and questions/comments raised by Members and answered in detail by the Officers:-


·         Vehicle replacement – all in one go or gradual

·         Number of spare vehicles

·         Reasons behind missed collections

·         Access to properties (issues)

·         Pool of HGV Drivers

·         CCTV/GPS technology on vehicles

·         Clarity on breakdown/repair figures


Resolved that:-


The content of the report be discussed and noted.




Draft Forward Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 545 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


Sian Lyons provided an update on the draft forward work programme 2019/20 report and referred Committee to an error on the recommendation 2.1 - ‘and to consider the questions at 3.2’ should read 3.7’.


Further discussion took place regarding:-


·         Revader cameras

·         Plastic wrapping update

·         % of residents not recycling


Resolved that:-


Committee consider the draft work programme, approve, revise or amend as appropriate and consider the questions at 3.7.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


The Chair and the Committee discussed:-


·         Further report on fly tipping and camera enforcement facilities.

·         Dowlais Rugby Club (dog fouling) – invitation to Committee to view the facilities at Pheonix.

·         Task and finish group looking at the problems of rat infestation.  Councillors D Sammon, L Davies, J Davies, C Jones and T Butler to form this group.



Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair.


The Chair and Committee reflected on the items discussed at the meeting.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business deemed urgent by the Chair.


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