Agenda and minutes

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

Items
No. Item

Chair

Due to the appointment of Chair and Vice Chair being Items Three and Four on the agenda, Mr Simon Jones Solicitor took the Chair for Items One to Four.

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor R Smith.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

No Declarations of Interest were made.

Annual Meeting

3.

Appointment of Chair pdf icon PDF 139 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Councillor Robert Smith be appointed as Chair of the Panel.

4.

Appointment of Vice Chair pdf icon PDF 139 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

Mr Melvin Jones Co-opted Member be appointed as Vice Chair of the Panel.

Chair

Mr Melvin Jones took the Chair and thanked the Panel for his appointment.

 

Mr Jones also advised that Item 10 – Public Questions would be considered as the next item.

5.

Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel members will be held from 2.10pm to 2.40pm (approximately) prior to the arrival of invited attendees to the meeting.

Minutes:

The Panel considered in detail the issues that were to be considered at the Meeting.

Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Chief Constable

6.

Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Chief Constable for South Wales Police pdf icon PDF 88 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Alun Michael Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable, Lee Jones Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner and Sergeant Brian Allsop to the Meeting.

 

The Chair referred the Panel to the report and the Guidance Note in relation to the Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Chief Constable for South Wales Police.

 

Mr Michael then outlined to the Panel the process that had been undertaken in relation to this appointment.

 

Mr Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable then addressed the Panel and responded in detail to the questions raised by the Panel.

 

All Parties then left the Meeting.

Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Interim Chief of Staff

7.

Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Interim Chief of Staff pdf icon PDF 68 KB

See attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Panel to the report and Guidance Note in relation to the Confirmation Hearing for the Proposed Appointment of the Interim Chief of Staff.

 

Mr Michael then outlined to the Panel the process that had been undertaken in relation to this appointment and responded to questions raised by the Panel.

 

Mr Lee Jones Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner then addressed the Panel.

 

All Parties then left the Meeting.

Closed Session

8.

Panel Deliberation and Decision

To deliberate upon the proposed appointments and determine the Panel’s recommendation(s) to the Commissioner.

 

The Panel will then be invited to authorise the Clerk, after consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair, to issue its Reports to the Commissioner containing its recommendation(s) on the appointments and to determine the timescale for the release of the Reports.

Minutes:

The Panel considered the appointments of the Chief Constable and the Interim Chief of Staff.

 

After consideration by the Panel on the Appointment of the Chief Constable it was

 

Resolved that:

 

Mr Matt Jukes be confirmed as the Chief Constable for South Wales Police.

 

Further Resolved that:

 

Mr Simon Jones write to the Police and Crime Commissioner confirming the appointment of Mr Jukes.

 

The Panel then considered the Appointment of the Interim Chief of Staff and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

Mr Lee Jones be confirmed as the Interim Chief of Staff

 

Further Resolved that:

 

Mr Simon Jones write to the Police and Crime Commissioner confirming the appointment of Mr Jones.

 

All parties then re-entered the Meeting and the Chair advised Mr Jukes and Mr Jones of the Panel’s decision and extended his and the Panels congratulations to both Mr Jukes and Mr Jones on their appointments.

 

Mr Michael then extended an invitation to the Panel to meet with members of his Team together with members of the Police in an informal setting.

 

The Chair thanked Mr Michael for his invitation to the Panel.

Ordinary Meeting

9.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s) pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Meeting held 23 March 2017 be accepted as a correct record.

10.

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.

Minutes:

Simon Jones advised the Panel of a letter that had been handed to him ten minutes prior to the commencement of the Meeting.

 

Mr Jones then read out the contents of the letter to the Panel and advised that after consultation with the Panel Chair and the Monitoring Office a response would be sent to the author.

 

Questions were then raised by the Panel on the letter and were responded to by Mr Jones.

 

The author of the letter who was present at the Meeting then confirmed that they were happy with the process and would await a response on the matter.

 

No further questions or statements from the public were made.

 

Councillor B Bowen-Thomson entered the Meeting at 2.15 pm.

 

 

11.

Membership of the South Wales Police and Crime Panel pdf icon PDF 136 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Simon Jones referred the Panel to the ‘Membership of the South Wales Police and Crime Panel’ report and gave details on the options available.

 

After consideration by the Panel it was

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The membership of the South Wales Police and Crime Panel as set out in Paragraph 2.4 of the report be noted

(b)  The Panel maintain its current political balance

(c)  Simon Jones respond to the Home Office advising of the Panel’s decision

12.

Correspondence received - Police and Crime Panels; Consultation on Proposals for National Representation pdf icon PDF 62 KB

See attached correspondence. To consider a response from the Panel

Minutes:

Simon Jones referred the Panel to the ‘Consultation on proposals for National Representation’ report.

 

After consideration by the Panel it was

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The preference of the Panel is not for a new body but through the WLGA

(b)  Simon Jones write to the WLGA advising of the Panel’s preference

13.

Schedule of Meeting Dates 2017 / 2018 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The schedule of Meeting dates as outlined in Paragraph 2.1 of the report be agreed with a commencement time of 10.30 am.

14.

Annual Work Programme pdf icon PDF 333 KB

See attached report

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Work Programme items for the remainder of the agreed Meeting timetable be agreed.

15.

Date and Time of next meeting

Tuesday 31st October at 10.30am

Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The next Panel Meeting be held on Tuesday 31 October 2017 commencing at 10.30 am.

16.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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