Agenda and draft minutes


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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


No apologies for absence were received


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


Cllr J Thomas declared an interest in item 6.


Forward Work Programme 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 471 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


When will the committee receive the SPF report?


A workshop is arranged.


Disabled Facility Grants (DFG) Service Review - Scrutiny pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The following questions were raised;


Are we able to end the SLA early?

What will be the cost of bringing the service in-house be?

How will the service operate under your department?

How many referals do we have?

How many large grants do we have?

Is a wet room considered a large grant?

Is Social Services on board?

Are we providing a good service at this moment in time?


No comments were raised


St Tydfil’s Shopping Centre pdf icon PDF 502 KB

To consider the attached report


Presented by the Deputy Chief Executive


The following questions were raised;

Is the shopping centre sustainable and profitable?

Were we alerted to the condition of the building before purchasing?

How is our relationship with Cooke and Arkwright?


No comments were raised.



Taxi Rank Provision pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


Presented by Officer P Lewis


The following questions were raised;


Will the bus stop markings remain?

How many taxis can be in each rank?

How long will it take to implement this?

What will be the impact of pedestrians?

Will it be possible for buses to use this area for ease of access for the elderly?

Has any consideration been given to barriers or road closures?

Are ANPR cameras possible?


No comments were raised.



Scrutiny Referrals

To consider any referrals made to Scrutiny for inclusion in the Forward Work Programme


Report Recommendations

Did we address the recommendations in each report and how have we added value?


The Chair thanked the committee for a positive meeting


Feedback on Scrutiny Activities

Any outstanding actions?  Feedback from workshops / task and finish groups / enquiry days, etc.


Cllr C Jones asked whether the committee would be given a summary report following the police visit, especially regarding the 101 system.


Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair


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