Agenda and minutes

Venue: Gurnos Community Zone, 15 Chestnut Way, Gurnos, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 9SB

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The Committee met at the Gurnos Community Zone and undertook a Tour of the facilities.


Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor G Caple (RCT), Councillor E George (RCT), Councillor D Macey (RCT) and Mr J Roome (Ambulance Service).


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 Meeting:


22/11/ 2018 pdf icon PDF 106 KB


Resolved that:


The Minutes of the Meeting held 22 November 2018 be accepted as a correct record.


Progress Update - Cwm Taf PSB and Cwm Taf SPB pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Gareth Chapman Vice Chair of the Public Service Board to the Meeting.


Gareth Chapman updated the Committee on progress made by the PSB and SPB and gave details on:


·         Potential Merger with Bridgend

·         Performance Monitoring, Evaluation Framework

·         Outcomes of joint working

·         Impact

·         The agreed Budget for 2019/2020

·         Employability Pledge

·         Youth Engagement – (The Committee were advised of a joint Youth Conference taking place on 13 March 2019 at Merthyr College and representatives of the Committee were welcome to attend)

·         Community Safety Board

·         One small change Campaign

·         Good Practice

·         Good Partner Arrangements

·         Newsletter to be published

·         Priorities for the next quarter

·         Monitoring of Impact


A Member referred to the Minutes of the Cwm Taf Public Service Board that had been provided to the Committee and stated that they were a helpful aid to understanding the work of the PSB and would like to the see the Minutes of the PSB Meetings presented at every Committee Meeting.


Another Member referred to the Healthy People Objective and the issue of getting people to engage and could there be an alternative method of providing information in an informative format.


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


Healthy Places Update pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Angela Jones Healthy People Lead to the Meeting.


Angela Jones referred the Committee to the ‘Overview of Cwm Taf Well-being Objectives Delivery Plans’ report and gave an update on the work being undertaken to deliver against the Healthy Places objective referring in detail to:


·         The Wellbeing Objective

·         Biggest Priority Areas

·         Improving Outcomes – The first thousand days of life

·         Co-construction project – Children up to the age of seven

·         Helping people live healthier for longer

·         Wellbeing Plan – Children, Play, Education, Parenting Provision

·         First stage mapping

·         Sharing of key data

·         Adverse childhood experiences

·         Keeping people healthy for longer


Questions were then raised by the Committee in relation to:


·         The first thousand days – Where is information being distributed to support what is trying to be done

·         Data and Information

·         Change of Culture

·         Information, Engagement and Influence

·         What will the new vision look like


The Chair then thanked Angela Jones for the update to the Committee.


Information, Communication and Engagement Group pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair welcomed Simon James Chair Information, Communication and Engagement / Involvement (ICE) Group to the Meeting.


Simon James referred the Committee to the ‘Update report on the Work of the Information, Communication and Engagement Group’ report and gave an update on the work being undertaken by the ICE Group and how this contributed to the PSB’s Wellbeing objectives.


Questions were then raised by the Committee in relation to:


·         Involvement of Citizens

·         Data sharing between multi agencies

·         Sharing of Resources


The Chair then thanked Simon James for the update to the Committee and advised that the Committee would continue to receive further information on this matter.


Mr M Jehu left the Meeting at 11.30 am.


Work Programme 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 511 KB

To consider the attached report


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Work Programme’ report and the Programme was agreed.


Anne Powell then referred to the report and the Committee scheduled for March 2019 and advised that 22 March 2019 was a Friday and not Thursday 21 2019 as previously agreed.


The committee then agreed that the next Committee Meeting be held on Friday 22 March 2019.


The Committee also considered dates for the next Meeting and the Committee provisionally agreed to a date in June to be confirmed at the next Meeting.


Any Other Business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Committee were advised that Jason Roome representing the Ambulance Service had tendered his resignation from the Committee with immediate effect.


Resolved that:


A replacement Committee Member be sought to represent the Ambulance Service.


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