Agenda and minutes


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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos, Councillor H R Jones and Councillor W R Smith.


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 made.


Change Programme pdf icon PDF 453 KB

To receive report of the Interim Chief Executive


Andrew Mogford referred the Committee to the ‘Change Programme’ report and responded to the following raised by the Committee:


Paragraph 4.3.1 – Further clarification sought on this.


The Chair then thanked Andrew Mogford for the update to the Committee.


The Committee were advised that appendices 1 and 2 of the ‘Preparation and Implications of Brexit’ report contained exempt information.


After consideration by the Committee it was


Resolved that:


The public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 14 and 15 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A of Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.



Preparation and Implications of Brexit pdf icon PDF 288 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Preparations and Implications of Brexit’ report.


Questions were then raised by the Committee on the report and were responded to in detail by the Officers.


The Committee also requested further information / actions on the following:


·         Composition of the Brexit Working Group

·         Inclusion of Councillors on the Working Group

·         Supplies Disruption – Recommendation that Cabinet be requested to write to Welsh Government in relation to mitigating risks

·         European Funding – Recommendation that this be referred to the Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee for their consideration


Resolved that:


The update regarding the Council’s preparations for Brexit be noted.


Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 438 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme 2019/20’ report and advised that the H R update scheduled for this Meeting had been deferred and that the Scrutiny Officer would advise the Committee of the Meeting date for the H R update.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


The Chair circulated to the Committee a paper prepared by the Scrutiny Officer in relation to follow up actions.


The Chair also advised that concerns had been raised in relation to the process of Debt Collection.


A Member then proposed that this matter be raised with Cabinet for their consideration and it was also proposed that the Cabinet Member be invited to a future Meeting.


The Committee then agreed to these proposals.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


The Chair and the Committee reflected on the issues that had been considered at the Meeting.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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