Agenda and minutes



No. Item


Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 69 KB


Apologies received from K Phelan & David Isaac


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


Cllr Mytton extends thanks to the chair for his years of service and dedication to the community.


ESTYN Self Evaluation Reporting (SER) Framework (Inspection Area 1) and the Corporate Self Evaluation KQ1 pdf icon PDF 797 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:


Presentation by A May.


Question raised by Cllr Jago regarding the placement of the Flying Start Scheme with emphasis on the need for such a scheme within the Bedlinog Ward.

S Walker informs Cllr Jago of the scheme’s roll out and expansion from September 2022.


Question raised by J Beard requesting evidence of significant development

S Walker informs J Beard that there is a lack of robust data to provide as evidence, however, is confident that schools are making progress by meeting targets.


Question raised by Cllr Davies regarding a table of data as evidence of moving in the right direction.

S Walker assures Cllr Davies we are moving in the right direction.


Question raised by Cllr Galsworthy regarding the provision of additional support for the traveller community.

S Walker confirms that there is currently no support available outside of street based teams.



Capita One Development pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


Presented by A Lewis.


Question raised by Cllr Jago whether staff can be re-established to support development.

A Lewis responds that the positions were temporary and staff sustainability has been a struggle due to Community Wellbeing Grants having existing projects however, will continue with their development commitment.


Implications for Young People and Schools due to the End of European Funding pdf icon PDF 462 KB

To consider the attached report


Presented by S Morgan


The chair expresses concern regarding their ability upholding their commitment to education and raising aspirations following funding cuts. Emphasis placed on the importance of investing in the youth of Merthyr Tydfil.


Cllr Davies raises concerns regarding the impact of funding loss regarding education and employability. Question raised on how much would need to be raised to replace lost funding.

S Morgan reveals the approximate figure would be £625,000.


Question raised by Cllr Jago regarding when the 18 staff contracts come to an end.

S Morgan confirms that the contracts are ongoing until March 2023.


Question raised by Cllr Jago whether there is a paper demonstrating the scale of the impact the loss of funding will have on the county borough

S Morgan confirms there is a paper available.


Work Programme


Forward Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The chair advises that this item is best reviewed after the local elections



Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


No referrals were received


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


Chair thanks members for all their support throughout his role as Chair



Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business was deemed urgent by the chair.


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