Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Items
No. Item

857.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from H Hopkins Co-opted Member.

858.

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.

859.

Active Travel pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillors G Thomas and D Hughes Cabinet Members, Alyn Owen, Beth Jones and Cheryl Jones to the Meeting.

 

Beth Jones then referred to the ‘Active Travel’ report and together with the Cabinet Members and Officers responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Paragraph 6.1 – When will the Council know if the submissions for funding have been successful

·         Can further funding be sought for more schemes – Is the Council applying for more schemes

·         How can alternative travel to Car be measured and assessed

·         Use of Apps to monitor footfall

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for attending..

860.

Update on Destination Management pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ryan Barry and Lyndsey Handley to the Meeting.

 

Ryan Barry referred the Committee to the ‘Update on Destination Management’ report and also made a Presentation to the Committee giving details on:

 

·         The focus on the current video

·         Social Media Statistics

·         The Tourist Information Centre

·         Events Programme

·         Diagnostic Review

·         The new Destination Management Plan

·         Culture and Heritage

·         Activity Tourism

·         Discovery

·         Future Plans

 

The following questions were then raised by the Committee on the report and the Presentation and were responded to in detail by the Cabinet Member and the Officers:

 

·         Tourist Information Centre – Reasons for the re-location of the Centre – The impact on Tourism

·         Heritage of the County Borough and the need to develop this – Update requested on what is being done in relation to Heritage – Regular updates requested

·         Explanation requested in relation to collaborative working and the projects being undertaken

·         Heritage Tours

·         Update requested on the Abernant Tunnel

·         Update requested on Accommodation for Visitors to the County Borough

·         Early history of the County Borough - To develop this

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for attending.

861.

Home to School Transport pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Paul Lewis and Amii Cooper to the Meeting.

 

Paul Lewis referred to the ‘Home to School Transport’ report and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         What will the savings be – will they be year on year savings – what are the savings for each year

·         Paragraph 3.3 – How many pupils are in receipt of free transport

 

The Chair then thanked the Officers for attending.

862.

Air Quality Management pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Carwyn Morris to the Meeting.

 

Carwyn Morris referred to the ‘Air Quality Management’ report and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:

 

·         Directional signage at the top of Pontmorlais

·         Explanation requested in relation to access to the Pontmorlais Car Park

·         Have the residents of the surrounding area been consulted directly

·         How will any improvements be measures when the works have been done – Will there be a report to Committee

 

The Chair then thanked Carwyn Morris for attending.

863.

Work Programme 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

864.

Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions

Minutes:

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

865.

Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair and the Committee reflected in detail on the items that had been considered at the Meeting.

866.

Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

 

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