Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

996.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Braithwaite and Councillor L Matthews Cabinet Member.

997.

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:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

998.

Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board Annual Report 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Lisa Curtis Jones to the Meeting.

 

Lisa Curtis Jones led the Committee through the ‘Cwm Taf Social Services and Wellbeing Partnership Board Annual Report 2016-17’ and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Paragraph 3.5 – Pooled Funds – Explanation requested what this is and how this will work

·         Paragraph 3.2 – The Local Health Board as a Partner – Is there anything that could be done to assist

·         How do the public know what is being done – Do the public know what Social Services can provide

·         Paragraph 5.6 – Resources to support the work of the Board – How long are these funding streams guaranteed for

 

Resolved that:

 

The report be noted.

 

The Chair then thanked Lisa Curtis Jones for the update to the Committee.

999.

Performance Report - Corporate Plan - Priority Area 3 Meeting the needs of vulnerable children pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Annabel Lloyd and Ewan McWilliams to the Meeting.

 

Annabel Lloyd led the Committee through the ‘Performance Report – Corporate Plan, Priority Area 3 – Meeting the needs of vulnerable children’ report and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Is the Department in budget

·         Syrian Family living in the County Borough

·         Paragraph 1.2/1.3 – Judgement of adequate – What does adequate mean and what does it mean for the Authority

 

Arising on the Syrian Family living in the County Borough a Committee Member requested an investigation into the accommodation that had been provided and recommended that a Task and Finish Group be convened for this purpose.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The judgements and evaluations be noted

(b)  That a Task and Finish Group be convened after the Election to make enquiries into the accommodation provided for the Syrian family and that the Committee be updated when information is available

 

The Chair then thanked Annabel Lloyd for the update to the Committee.

1000.

Performance Report - Corporate Plan - Priority Area 4 Active Lifestyles pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Minutes:

Declaration of Interest

 

The Chair Councillor W R Smith Declared his Interest in this item as he is the Council’s Representative on the Board for the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust Limited.

 

The Chair then welcomed John Sellwood to the Meeting.

 

John Sellwood referred the Committee to the ‘Performance report – Corporate Plan – Priority Area 4 – Active Lifestyles’ report and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Young Ambassadors – Has this project been promoted to other schools – What are other head-teachers doing – Are there examples of best practice

·         Effect of the increase in fees

·         Achievement of Disability Sport Wales In-sport Silver Standard – Is the Gold Standard being pursued

·         Paragraph 7.5 – Active Merthyr Tydfil Team – Who are the Team

 

Resolved that:

 

The judgements and evaluations be noted.

 

The Chair then thanked John Sellwood for the update to the Committee.

 

1001.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no update on this item.

1002.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

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

1003.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that this was the last Committee Meeting before the Election and he thanked the Members and Officers for their support.

 

The Chair also extended best wishes to Members who were not seeking re-election together with Members who were standing for re-election in May.

 

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