Agenda and minutes


Contact: Democratic Services 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies received from Helen Power


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 recieved


Forward Work Programme 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 310 KB

To consider the attached report


Additional documents:


A detailed review of the Forward Work Programme 2021-2022. The new Forward Work Programme will be presented in June.


Effectiveness of Central South Consortia (CSC) pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


Presented by Cllr M Jones


The following questions were raised;


What is the origin of CSC?


Regarding 6.2 could you provide additional information on improvement partners?


Merthyr requires a lot of support – does the CSC have sufficient capacity to provide sufficient support?


Regarding the importance of collaborating with communities. There are barriers to working with communities. What is the CSC doing to support this?


What mechanism is in place to check the quality of the work of the improvement partners?


6.18 regarding leadership development – What was the participation of the leadership programme in Merthyr vs neighbouring authorities?


If the prospective Head doesn’t pass the assessment, can they retake it?


Is there a link between poverty and attainment?



The following comments were made;


Chair: Extends thanks for a very detailed report and appreciates the improvement in collaboration and support during difficult post-pandemic times.




Report Recommendations

Did we address the recommendations in each report and how have we added value?


Feedback on Scrutiny Activities

Any outstanding actions?  Feedback from workshops / task and finish groups / enquiry days, etc.


Self-Evaluation Report (SER) Feedback from the Workshop pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To consider the attached report


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair


a to z of services
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P q R S T U V W x Y z