Agenda item

To reconsider previous Dispensations granted to Councillors during their 2008 - 2012 term of office

To consider a report from the Chief Executive.  

Minutes:

The Monitoring Officer led Standards Committee through the report.

 

Questions were raised and were answered by the Monitoring Officer.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

Councillor A Jones be entitled to speak and vote on any matter which may affect him as the General Secretary of the Merthyr Tydfil Association Football League except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor B Toomey be entitled to speak and vote on any matters which may affect the South Wales Fire Authority except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor C.J. Barry be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to  Merthyr Tydfil Football Club except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor C. Tovey be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Cwm Taf Local Health Board except where any financial implications are being discussed.

 

Councillor C Jones be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Merthyr Tydfil Football Club except where financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor C Jones be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Cwm Taf Local Health Board except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor L Elliott be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Merthyr Village Ltd and the Local Development Plan

 

Councillor S.P. Brown be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Merthyr Village Ltd. and the Local Development Plan.

 

Councillor S.P. Brown’s previously granted dispensation relating to the Planning Application for housing on Winchfawr Road, Heolgerrig be removed as it is no longer applicable.

 

Councillor G. Jones be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to Housing except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor Richard Thomas’ previously granted dispensation relating to the Planning Application at Ty Llwyd Farm, Quakers Yard, Treharris be removed as it is no longer applicable.

 

Councillor C.J. Barry be entitled to speak and vote on any matters which affect the Cwm Taf Local Health Board except when financial implications are being discussed.

 

Councillor C Jones be entitled to speak and vote on matters relating to Cwm Taf Crossroads for Carers and Merthyr and the Valley MIND (Mental Health Charity) except where any financial and/or funding matters are being discussed.

 

Councillor S.P. Brown’s previously granted dispensation relating to all highway and traffic matters within Cyfarthfa Electoral division be removed.

 

Councillor G. Jones be entitled to speak but not vote on any matter relating to the topic of “Sleeping Policemen/Speed Bumps” within the Bedlinog Electoral Divison subject to whether or not this matter has been resolved.

 

Councillor G Jones be entitled to speak but not vote on any matter relating to the Co-op Fields in the village of Bedlinog.

 

Councillor H. Barrett be entitled to speak and vote on matters relating to the new Community School to replace Ysgol-y-Graig, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil.

 

Councillor L. Mytton be entitled to speak and vote on matters relating to the new Community School to replace Ysgol-y-Graig, Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil.

 

Any Councillor who is nominated or appointed as the Local Authority School Governor on a School Governing Body shall, after declaring their interest, be allowed to speak and vote on any issue regarding the High School Review and Lifelong Learning Agenda.

 

Any Councillor who is nominated or appointed to a body as the Authority Representative shall, after declaring their interest, be allowed to speak and vote on any matter relating to that body or where that body has made representation except where financial and/or funding issues are being discussed where the Councillor will only have the right to speak (as granted by the Code) but not the right to vote.

 

All Councillors be entitled to speak and vote on any matters relating to Communities First Programme that affects their electoral division except where any financial and or funding matters are being discussed.

 

All Councillors be entitled to speak and vote on any matter relating to the Local Development Plan where they would have had to declare an interest as Council Representative on an Outside Body. The Dispensation did not cover “personal interest”.

 

All Councillors be entitled to speak and vote at any meeting when the Holistic Area Regeneration Plan for the County Borough to the Heads of the Valleys programme is being discussed.

 

 

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