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639.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Jones, Councillor P Brown, Councillor D Jones and Mr H Jackson Co-opted Member.

640.

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.

641.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

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

642.

Performance Report - Policy and Implementation pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Judith Jones and Chris O’Brien to the Meeting.

 

Chris O’Brien led the Committee in detail through the ‘Performance Report – Policy and Implementation’.

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by the Officers:

 

·         Are there any plans in relation to improving the supply of housing – Is there any Housing Association involvement

·         Housing valuation

·         Collaboration with the Youth Forum – What will this mean in practice

·         Appendix ll (D) – Environmental Act Plan – What is the start and finish date of this Plan

·         Appendix lll – Building Control – Update requested on I T issues

 

Councillor E C Galsworthy entered the Meeting at 2.45 pm.

 

Resolved that:

 

The judgements and evaluations be noted.

643.

LDP Annual Monitoring Report 2016 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Chris O’Brien led the Committee in detail through the ’LDP Annual Monitoring Report 2016’.

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the Annual Monitoring Report for 2015 / 16 be noted.

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for attending and the update to the Committee.

644.

Vibrant and Viable Places (VVP) Report pdf icon PDF 201 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Chris Long and Zoe Thomas to the Meeting.

 

Zoe Thomas led the Committee in detail through the ‘Vibrant and Viable Places’ report.

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by the Officers:

 

·         Paragraph 5.3 of the report – St Tydfil’s Hospital Site, Nant Morlais Micro Hydro, General Hospital and the Theatre Royal have been de-committed – What happens next with these projects and are they likely to be addressed in the short to medium term

·         Privately owned large buildings

·         Looking back to the start of the Programme is there anything that could have been done differently – Have there been any lessons learned

·         How are the public being made more aware of the Programme

·         Will there be another Programme

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for attending and the update to the Committee.

645.

Performance Report - Corporate Plan Priority Area 6 (Employability) pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ewan McWilliams to the Meeting.

 

Ewan McWilliams led the Committee in detail through the ‘Performance Report – Corporate Plan Priority Area 6 – Employability’.

 

The following questions were raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by the Officers:

 

·         Paragraph 7.8 – Lessons Learnt – Is there more collaboration being undertaken – Examples requested

·         Paragraph 6 Employability – What type of employment

·         Wellbeing of Future Generations Act – Have the requirements of the Act been fully incorporated into the work being done – Examples requested of what will need to be done in the future

·         Appendix l – Data – In terms of Employability outcomes they were previously ‘unsatisfactory’ and this has improved to ‘adequate’. In appendix l the percentage of the working age population in employment has dropped from 68.2% in 2015 to 66.1% in 2016 and is barely 1% up on 2014 figures when it was 65% - How can the move from unsatisfactory to adequate be justified

·         What is the percentage of working age population

 

Resolved that:

 

The judgements and evaluations be noted. 

646.

Performance Report - Corporate Plan Priority Area 5 (Economic Development) pdf icon PDF 153 KB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

Ewan McWilliams led the Committee in detail through the ‘Performance Report – Corporate Plan Priority Area 5 – Economic Development.

 

Resolved that:

 

The judgements and evaluations be noted.

647.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected on the issues considered at the Meeting.

648.

Scrutiny Work Programme 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered and agreed the Work Programme.

649.

Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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