Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

706.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Brown and H Jackson Co-opted Member.

 

Councillor L Davies was present as a substitute Member .

707.

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.

708.

Medium Term Financial Plan 2019-20 to 2022-23 - Additional Demands pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Steve Jones and Paul Lewis to the Meeting.

 

Steve Jones then led the Committee through the ‘Medium Term Financial Plan 2019/20 to 2022/23 – Additional Demands’ report.

 

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

 

·         Appendix 1 – Is this the only uplift

·         What are the new contract routes – Where is there demand

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the report be noted.

709.

Continued development of the Town Centre - Evening Economy pdf icon PDF 264 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Alyn Owen, Chris Long and Rhian Prosser to the Meeting.

 

Rhian Prosser then led the Committee through the ‘Continued Development of the Town Centre – Evening Economy’ report.

 

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

 

·         Paragraph 5.2 – Purple Flag – Is the Authority applying this year

·         Paragraphs 5.3 and 6.1 – Merthyr After Dark Strategy – Is there reliance on other Businesses to provide activities

·         Restaurant provision – What is the timeframe

·         Perception of Visitors to the County Borough

·         Partnership working to provide skills training

·         Paragraph 5.5 – Explanation required in relation to ‘Flexibility of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005’

·         Update requested on the new and existing Bus Station

·         Paragraph 4.3 – Update requested on Homelessness

 

Resolved that:

 

The content of the report be noted.

 

Councillor C Barry left the Meeting at 3.15 pm.

710.

Substance Misuse - Development of the Drug Litter App

To receive a Presentation on this app.

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ryan Evans to the Meeting.

 

Ryan Evans then made the following Presentation on Safer Communities Wales Merthyr Tydfil Community Safety Partnership Pilot to the Committee:

 

·         What is it – Safe Communities Wales is a mobile phone app and web based tool for recording drug litter

·         The issues

·         How big is the problem

·         Why is the App required

 

The Committee then received a demonstration of the App on a mobile phone

 

The User Guide also gave details of:

 

·         The Risk / Challenge

·         What various drug paraphernalia looks like

·         New psychoactive substances (NPS)

·         Heroin cookers

·         Used needles

·         Swabs / equipment

 

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

 

·         How many people have access to the App

·         Explanation requested in relation to the red and greed circles on the App

·         Who goes out and cleans up

·         Returns Policy

·         Where can a Sharps Box be sourced

·         Can volunteers use this

·         Where was this App developed

·         How does this differ from other Apps

·         Volume of Nitrous Oxide canisters collected

·         How can duplication of reporting be avoided

·         If the Pilot is successful can income be generated from the App

·         Cost associated with the App

 

The Chair then Ryan Evans and Paul Lewis for the demonstration.

 

 

 

711.

Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme’ report and it was agreed by the Committee.

712.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions

Minutes:

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

713.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee discussed in detail the issues that had been considered at the Meeting.

714.

Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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