Agenda and minutes

Venue: Abercynon Sports Centre, Parc Abercynon, Abercynon, CF45 4UY

No. Item


In the absence of the Chair Councillor J Bonnetto Vice Chair took the Chair for Items One, Two, Three and part of Four.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor D Isaac (MTCBC), Councillor M Powell and Councillor E Stephens (RCT).


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.


Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meeting(s)


The Committee approves as accurate (subject to any amendments) the Minutes of the following Meetings:


26/02/2018 pdf icon PDF 117 KB


Resolved that:


The Minutes of the Meeting held 26 February 2018 be accepted as a correct record.


06/09/2018 pdf icon PDF 144 KB


Resolved that:


The Minutes of the Meeting held 6 September 2018 be accepted as a correct record.


Update on Public Service Board / Strategic Partnership Board


The Vice Chair welcomed Dr Kelechi Nnoaham Chair of the Strategic Partnership Board to the Meeting.


Dr Nnoaham then updated the Committee in detail of the progress made by the PSB and the SPB.


Reference was also made to the Boundary change scheduled for 1 April 2019 and the inclusion of Bridgend .


Dr Nnoaham also gave details to the Committee in relation to:


·         Performance Monitoring and Risk

·         Delivery Action Plan

·         Developing Performance Framework

·         Improving Health and Wellbeing

·         Adverse Childhood Experiences

·         Behaviours

·         Budget Challenges


The Chair then thanked Dr Nnoaham for attending and the update to the Panel.


Councillor T Skinner and Councillor J Amos entered the Meeting at 10.15 am.




Thriving Communities pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Mr Paul Mee Lead Officer for Thriving Communities Objective to the Meeting.


Mr Mee then referred the Committee to the Draft ‘Overview of Cwm Taf Wellbeing Objectives Delivery Plans’ report and gave a detailed update on the work being undertaken to deliver against the Thriving Communities objective.


Questions were then raised by the Committee in relation to the following and were responded to in detail by Mr Mee:


·         Funding

·         Deadline Extensions – Reasons for the slippage

·         Public Sector Involvement

·         How are areas being targeted

·         Environmental Issues – Further explanation requested in relation to Open green spaces

·         Third Sector liaison with the Public Sector

·         Going out in the Community to meet the Public – Community Connections


Resolved that:


The content of the report be noted.


Cwm Taf JOSC - Report on Future Venues, Communication and Engagement pdf icon PDF 539 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Cwm Taf Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Future Venues, Communication and Engagement’ report.


Anne Powell then led the Committee through the report and stated that she welcomed any comments from the Committee on the report and if there were any further suggestions for venues in relation to the topics being considered.


A Member then referred to engagement with Youth Forums.


After consideration by the Committee it was


Resolved that:


(a)  The content of the report be noted and the proposed approach agreed


(b)  Visits be made by the Committee to Youth Forums and Community Zones together with any other appropriate areas.


Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 508 KB

To consider the attached report


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme’ report and the Performance Management Framework and suggested an evaluation at the Meeting scheduled to be held in March 2019.


This suggestion was then agreed by the Committee.


A Member also referred to meeting with the appropriate School Governors who were linked with the Themes such as Health and Wellbeing and that this also form part of the future Work Programme.


Reference was also made to the work with Young People and how they wished to be engaged with the Authorities.


The Committee then agreed the Work Programme. 


Debate then ensued in relation to the Venue for the next Meeting and it was


Resolved that:


Subject to availability: The Meeting scheduled for 24 January 2019 to commence at 9.30 am be held at:


Option 1: Ysbyty Cwm Cynon, Mountain Ash, RCT


Option 2: Keir Hardie Health Park



Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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