Agenda and minutes

Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 23rd February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: as a Hybrid Meeting: Via MS Teams/Abraham Derby Room at the General Offices, Ebbw Vale - if you would like to attend please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact: Democratic Services  5100

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting, a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors G. Collier and J.P. Morgan.

 

Chief Officer Commercial & Customer

Head of Governance & Partnerships

3.

Declarations of Interests and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interests and dispensations made.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

4.

Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee held on 10th December, 2021.

 

(Please note that the Minutes are submitted for points of accuracy only)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee Meeting held on 10th December, 2021 were submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the Minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

5.

Action Sheet - 10th December 2021 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To receive the action sheet.

Minutes:

The action sheet arising from the meeting of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee held on 10th December, 2021 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the action sheet be noted.

6.

Blaenau Gwent Covid 19 Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 669 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director Regeneration and Community Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Corporate Director Regeneration and Community Services which was presented to set out and seek the views of the Scrutiny committee on the approach to be adopted to monitor the Recovery from the Covid 19 Pandemic across Council Services and the wider community.

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely to recommend to Executive Committee that the approach set out to manage recovery from the Covid 19 Pandemic across Council Services and the wider community is taken forward.

7.

Finance and Performance Report Quarters 1 and 2 (April 2021 to September 2021) pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To consider the report of the Service Manager Performance and Democratic.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager Performance and Democratic which presented the Finance and Performance Report for Quarters 1 and 2 (April 2021 to September 2021).

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 2; namely that the information as presented be accepted.

8.

Treasury Management – Treasury Strategy Statement, Investment Strategy & MRP Policy Statement 2022/2023 (including Prudential Indicators) pdf icon PDF 507 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Resources.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Chief Officer Resources which was presented to give Members the opportunity to scrutinise the Treasury Strategy, Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy (including prudential indicators) to be adopted for the 2022/2023 financial year, prior to formal recommendation to Council.

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 2; namely that Members considered the Annual Treasury Strategy Statement & Annual Investment Strategy & MRP Policy Statement for 2022/2023 financial year and the Treasury Management Prudential Indicators contained therein (APPENDIX A) and did not consider any amendments, prior to submission to Council for formal approval.

9.

Capital Strategy 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 517 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Officer Resources.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Chief Officer Resources which was presented to give Members the opportunity to consider the Capital Strategy (attached as appendix 1) following the annual review, to be adopted for the financial year 2022/2023.

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely that Members considered the Capital Strategy for the 2022/23 financial year (attached as appendix 1) and did not consider any amendments, prior to submission to Council for formal approval.