Agenda and minutes


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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from H Powell Co-opted Member and Councillor G Thomas Cabinet Member.


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




(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


No Declarations of Interest were made.


Trading Standards - Public Health and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration


The Chair welcomed Paul Lewis and Ryan Evans to the Meeting.


Paul Lewis referred the Committee to the ‘Trading Standards – Public Health and Wellbeing’ report and responded in detail to the following questions raised by the Committee:


·         What is the figure for the number of people who have reported frauds and scams

·         Paragraph 5.1 – Has any work had to be let slip due to staff reductions and is there signposting to other services

·         Are Social Media Posts undertaken by the Department or through the Corporate Media site

·         Have small stores been advised in relation to scams such as Gift Cards / Vouchers

·         Paragraph 4.3 – Explanation requested on how this is being done

·         Paragraph 4.4 – Further explanation requested on this in light of GDPR

·         What classes as a cold call – Further explanation requested on the use of Cold Call signs


Resolved that:


The report be received.


Community Safety - Action Plan pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:


Paul Lewis and Ryan Evans referred the Committee to the ‘Community Safety – Action Plan’ report.


Councillor C Barry advised that he sat on the Cwm Taf Finance Reduction Board as part of his employment.


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


·         Paragraph 7.4 – When will this be developed – Are referrals received from Merthyr Valleys Homes as well

·         Is there any outreach work undertaken by Barod

·         Is the app available on the I Phone

·         Appendix – AO6 – Review of footage

·         What are the causes of death

·         What jurisdiction is there in relation to driving fast in car parks

·         Could a report be prepared in relation to alcohol related deaths

·         How many young teenagers are involved in selling drugs

·         Is there engagement with the Youth Forum in relation to under-age drinking, knife crime etc

·         Is the app available for the community or is it still a pilot

·         Where can drug issues be reported

·         Who would manage the CCTV

·         What are the proposals in relation to fly-tipping – Update requested on fines

·         Graffiti symbols and their significance – Dedicated areas for graffiti

·         Could the Officers attend an MT Boeth Meeting to speak about knife crime

·         Could a presentation be made to Full Council in relation to the app

·         What areas are doing well and in what areas could improvements be made

·         The use of Plastic glasses when sporting events are taking place

·         Would it be possible to deliver an anti-social information leaflet

·         Could an update be given in relation to sexual violence


Paul Lewis advised that arrangements could be made to bring in specialist partner leads in relation to substance misuse and youth offending to address the Committee.


Resolved that:


The report be received.


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


Work Programme 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme’ report and advised of the need to formulate a Programme for the coming year.


The Chair then referred to previous reviews and the need to look back at some of the reviews together with any reviews in relation to Crime and Disorder.


The Chair also proposed that any suggestions for the Work Programme be forwarded to the Scrutiny Officer and the Committee agreed with these proposals.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions


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


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


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


Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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