Agenda and minutes


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In the absence of the Committee Chair and Vice Chair it was


Resolved that:


Councillor G Lewis take the Chair.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos, Councillor B Carter, Councillor P Brown and Mr H Jackson Co-opted 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.


Cyfarthfa Heritage Area pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration


The Chair welcomed Councillor G Thomas, Alyn Owen and Zoe Thomas to the Meeting.


Alyn Owen then led the Committee in detail through the ‘Cyfarthfa Heritage Area’ report.


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


·         Paragraph 4.4 – Cyfarthfa Furnaces – Why has fencing been erected

·         Explanation requested regarding delivery of the scheme

·         Explanation requested in relation to the Sponsor Board / Steering Group – Who will be doing what

·         Work being undertaken with the Leisure Trust – What are the Trust / Authority doing – Relationship with the Trust

·         Paragraph 6.4 – Pandy Farm - Update requested

·         Paragraph 7.4 – CADW – Update requested

·         Is there anyone from the Heritage Trust involved in the Steering Group

·         Paragraph 5.9 – Further explanation requested in relation to the £50m

·         Paragraphs 4.3 and 4.4 – Cyfarthfa Park / Cyfarthfa Furnaces – Further information requested on the scale of the projects – Cross cutting aspects – Visitors to Merthyr Tydfil

·         Composition of the Steering Group - Is there representation from the Community and/or a young person representative

·         The use of Acronyms

·         Paragraph 5.11 – Will it be listed with Companies House – Will it have a Director and Treasurer

·         Paragraph 7.5 – ‘Parks Manager’ – When would this appointment be made and who would be the employer

·         Paragraph 5.18 – Further detail requested regarding ‘adequate’

·         Paragraph 7.5 – Marketing Strategy – Who will be responsible


Resolved that:


The report be noted.


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


Scrutiny Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


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


A Member enquired if the Item in relation to Violence against Women and Girls could be considered earlier and Alyn Owen advised that he would come back to the Committee on this.


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 discussed at the Meeting.


Any Other Business as deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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