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Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 127 KB


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor J Amos, Councillor K Gibbs, Councillor G Lewis, Councillor J Thomas and H Hopkins 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.


Update on Responses to Coronavirus pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Councillor G Thomas Cabinet Member and the Officers to the Meeting and referred the Committee to the ‘Update on Council’s Response to Coronavirus Pandemic’ report.


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


·         How many people have declined a vaccination

·         Details on the vaccination facilities across the County Borough

·         Update requested in relation to the number of Price Gouging / Profiteering Incidents reported

·         Update requested in relation to Town Centre Business Digital Project – What projects are being supported

·         Update requested on the Modular Homes / Neighbourhood Learning Centre

·         Can reasons be given for the number of households in Bed and Breakfast

·         Update on the PRS Project

·         COVID 19 – How many had positive tests and a follow up lab test after the mass testing and how many of these were positive – How many residents had tests not the number of tests as a resident may have had more than one test


The Chair then thanked the Officers for the update.


Committee Discussion - Changing the Start Time of Future meetings


The Chair proposed a start time of 4.00pm for future Committee Meetings.


It was then raised that some Members were absent from the Meeting and it would be better to discuss this proposal with all Members.


The Chair then advised that he would contact all Members with the proposal that future Committees commence at 4.00pm and would accept the majority view and this way forward was agreed by the Committee.


Work Programme 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair referred the Committee to the Forward Work Programme 2020/21 report and the agenda for the next Committee Meeting was agreed.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions


There was no business for this item.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


The Chair and the Committee reflected on the matters 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.




Resolved that:


The public be excluded from the Meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.




Subsidised Bus Services and the City Deal \ Metro Programme

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Subsidised Bus Services and the City Deal Metro Programme’ report.


Paul Lewis then led the Members through the report and together with Councillor G Thomas and the Officers responded in detail to questions raised by the Committee on the report.


Resolved that:


The report be received.


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