Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

379.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

380.

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

 

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:

Councillor D Sammon Declared his Interest in Item 3 – Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust: The Portfolio of Possibilities as he is a Member of the Trust Board and has received Dispensation.

 

Councillor A Barry Declared his Interest in Item 3 – Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust: The Portfolio of Possibilities as he is a former Member of the Trust Board.

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.

 

 

381.

Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust: The Portfolio of Possibilities

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry having Declared his Interest in this Item left the Chamber for the consideration of this Item.

 

The Chair welcomed Jayne Sellwood, Wendy Groves, Geraint Morgan and Jeremy Ashdown from the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust to the Meeting.

 

Jayne Sellwood then referred the Committee to the Presentation as contained within the agenda and gave an update in relation to:

 

·         The Portfolio of Possibilities

·         Summary of the Review Findings

·         Initial Recommendations from the Review

·         Position in June 2018 and Position in September 2018

·         Change Board

·         Staff Ideas / Staff Forum

·         Financial Position

·         Provisional Recruitment Timetable

·         Communications with Staff and other Communication Methods

·         Next Steps

·         Brand, Culture and Values

 

Questions were then raised by the Committee on the Presentation and were responded to in detail by Jayne Sellwood and the other Trust Representatives.

 

The Chair then thanked the representative of the Trust for attending and for the update to the Committee.

 

Recommendations were then proposed by the Committee and after discussion and consideration of the proposed recommendations it was

 

Resolved that the following recommendations be made:

 

(a)  The Committee receive by the next Meeting a copy of the Recovery Plan

(b)  A Recovery Board be set up with the Terms of Reference and Membership to be agreed by both Parties

 

Councillor D Sammon did not vote on the recommendations as he had Declared his Interest in this Item.

RE-OPENED SESSION

382.

Local Authority Support to the Third Sector Services pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Local Authority Support to the Third Sector Services’ report.

 

Chris Long then led the Members in detail through the report and responded to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Request made for a report on where were are going

·         Staffing

·         Meeting with Working Groups – Feedback to the Committee requested.

·         Draft Check List – Will this be updated

·         Paragraph 3.6 – Incorrect date

 

Resolved that:

 

The contents of the report be noted.

383.

Annual Performance Report 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 539 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘MTCBC Draft Annual Performance Report’.

 

Andrew Mogford then led the Committee through the report and together with Anne Marie McCafferty responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Adequate objectives – Inclusion on Scrutiny Committee Work Programmes

·         Appendix 2 – Project: Improving Parental Involvement in Learning - Reasons for the Corporate Strategy for Parental Engagement

·         Project: Improving outcomes for Pupils with additional Learning Needs – Explanation requested – Request also made for more detail to be included under Next Steps

·         Table 5 – Why no correlation between Projects and Quality of Life

·         How can it be determined what the objectives are meant to be

·         Explanation requested in relation to ‘Books to Life’

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the report be noted.

 

Councillor H R Jones left the Meeting at 5.45 pm.

384.

Wales Audit Office Scrutiny Report

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

Andrew Mogford advised the Committee that the Wales Audit Office Scrutiny Report would be agendered for the next Scrutiny Meeting.

385.

Capturing Feedback from Scrutiny Chairs

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

Andrew Mogford advised that the voice of the Scrutiny Chairs would be incorporated into an information report for a Meeting of Full Council.

386.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

Minutes:

There was no update on this item.

387.

Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Scrutiny Committee Work Programme’ report and the Committee agreed the Work Programme.

388.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

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

 

389.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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