Agenda and minutes

Venue: Orbit Business Centre, Rhydycar Business Park, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 1DL

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from the following:


Councillor Ernie Galsworthy (Chair)

Councillor Gareth Sullivan (Committee Member)


Declarations of Interest



No declarations of interest noted.


Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To receive Minutes of the Meeting: 30/1/2017.



Resolved that:


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 30th January 2017 be accepted as an accurate record.


Public Questions

To receive any Public Questions.


Note: Members of the public are able to ask questions or make a statement in relation to the responsibilities and functions of the Panel at each meeting.  A maximum of 30 minutes will be allocated to this at the start of each meeting, and each question or statement should last no longer than 3 minutes. Questions must be put in writing to the Monitoring Officer at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council no later than 10 clear working days before the meeting.  Questions are limited to a maximum of 2 per person / organisation.  A response will be given as either a direct oral answer or a written reply. Statements must be given in writing and can be received up to 10 minutes before the start of the meeting.



The Chair explained the note on the agenda regarding receiving questions from members of the public. The Chair read the note out for the members of the public who were present and advised that those wishing to ask questions must adhere to these rules.


A member of the public asked a question regarding a statement handed in at the December 2016 meeting. The person requested a response to the statement. The Chair advised that he would speak with the relevant officer and seek a response. No timescale was given for the response to be provided. A copy of the guidance on Public Questions was provided to the member of the public who asked the question.



Review of Work Programme pdf icon PDF 102 KB

To consider the attached report



The Chair advised that the Police and Crime Commissioner would not be in attendance today as there were no agenda items for the Commissioner to address.


The purpose of the agenda item was to enable Members to discuss the work undertaken by the Panel, identify any lessons learned, and to suggest any future priorities and direction.


The Chair opened the agenda item by asking the Panel if anyone wanted to put forward any items for discussion. The Panel discussed various topics and then the Chair reiterated the main points from the discussion. The following areas are being suggested by the Panel for inclusion as part of the future work programme.


  1. Raising profile of the Panel.
  2. Looking at the 12 areas as detailed in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan - headed “what partners are telling us”and select a champion from the Panel for each one.
  3. Writing to the Policing Minister to reiterate that the financing regarding the capital city should be revised.
  4. The Panel should be more robust and challenging in asking questions and holding to account.


The Chair drew the meeting to a close at 12:25pm.


Mr Jehu and Mr Martyn Jones wished all the Panel members good luck for the forthcoming elections.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair





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