Agenda item

Working Life Update

To consider report of the Interim Deputy Chief Executive

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Councillor A Barry, Councillor G Thomas Cabinet Members, Alyn Owen, Chris Long, Paul Lewis, Sue Gow, Suzanne Stephens, Zoe Thomas, Deb Ryan-Newton, Lance Whiteley, Dan Bufton, Ryan Barry and Anouska Beaumont to the Meeting.

 

Alyn Owen referred the Committee to the ‘Working Life Update’ Report and advised that an update would be given by each Officer for their Service area.

 

Chris Long then gave an overview to the Committee in relation to Economic Recovery and responded in detail together with the Officers to the following questions raised on the report:

 

·         Paragraph 3.4 -Town Centre Master Plan – Details of the funding for Jols – Details of the re-development of Marsh House  - Details on the proposals for the Theatre Royal, The Miners Hall and the former Halifax premises

·         Paragraph 3.5 - Cyfarthfa Plan – Details on recruitment of Board Members  

·         Paragraph 4.3 - Information sought on impact of withdrawal from the EU

·         Paragraph 5.4 – Are the figures down due to COVID 19

·         Paragraph 8.6 – Update requested on the Bus Station

·         What is the involvement of the Local Authority in the Kick Start Scheme for young people

·         What is the impact on businesses on the High Street as a result of the pandemic

·         Paragraph 5.6 – Business, Education and Training Partnership – Can applications be made for funding for home learning equipment

·         Paragraph 6.13 – Conversion of property into flats – Is this a loan

·         Update requested on the General Hospital Site

 

Paul Lewis then gave an overview to the Committee in relation to his Service areas and responded in detail together with the Officers to the following questions raised on the report:

 

·         Is the Anti Social Behaviour Fund COVID specific or will it be available in future years

·         Paragraph 6.3 – Explanation of what businesses are able to do for example in regard to the wearing of face masks and the numbers allowed in the store

·         Paragraph 6.9 – What can be done to ensure that people self isolate

 

Sue Gow then gave an overview to the Committee in relation to her Service areas and responded in detail together with the Officers to the following questions raised on the report:

 

·         Information sought on Legislation regarding Eviction

·         Appendix 2 – Could figures be given instead of percentages

 

Suzanne Stephens then gave an overview to the Committee in relation to Housing and Homelessness and responded in detail together with the Officers to the following questions raised on the report:

 

·         Paragraph 6.12 – Explanation requested on the number of households

·         Paragraph 6.13 – Details requested on the conversion of properties

 

Councillor G Thomas then praised the work undertaken by the Officers over the past twelve months and the breadth of the Portfolio and suggested a Workshop for all Councillors in relation to Homelessness.

 

The Chair then referred to the key strands that had been raised on the report and thanked all the Officers and the Cabinet Members for attending.

 

Councillor G Lewis joined the Meeting at 4.50 pm.

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