Agenda and minutes

Community Services Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 1st March, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtually via Microsoft Teams - if you would like to attend this meeting live via Microsoft Teams please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact: Democratic Services  7788

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:

No apologies for absence were reported.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest or dispensations were reported.

 

4.

Community Services Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To receive the minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 7th December, 2020.

 

(Please note the minutes are submitted for accuracy points only).

Minutes:

The minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 7th December, 2020 were submitted.

 

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

 

5.

Action Sheet - 7th December 2020 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To receive the Action Sheet.

Minutes:

The Action Sheet arising from the meeting held on 7th December, 2020 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the Action Sheet be noted.

 

6.

Disused Spoil Tips Update pdf icon PDF 664 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Community Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Head of Community Services.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the key actions and tasks set out in paragraphs 2.8 to 2.9 be noted (Option 1).

 

7.

Update Cemetery Infrastructure Capital Works pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Street Scene.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Streetscene.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the information contained in Appendix 1, (cemetery maintenance priorities) be noted.

 

8.

Position Report Fly Grazing Horses pdf icon PDF 730 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Environmental Protection.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Environmental Protection.

 

A Member proposed the following addendum to Option 1 of the report:

 

‘And recommend that the Council look to work with partners, and be granted permission to pursue enforcement with regard to the Control of Horses Act in prolific areas in line with the Wellbeing Plan Objective 2’.

 

The proposal was seconded.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and:-

 

     i.        Members support the existing process for the removal of horses set out in the report with the use of contractors and the costs associated with this (Option 1); and

 

    ii.        Recommend that the Council look to work with partners, and be granted permission pursue enforcement with regard to the Control of Horses Act in prolific areas in line with the Wellbeing Plan Objective 2.

 

9.

Use of Consultants pdf icon PDF 485 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Corporate Director Regeneration & Community Services and the Head of Community Services.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the use of consultants be noted (Option1).

10.

Forward Work Programme: 12th April 2021 pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The forward work programme for the meeting scheduled to be held on 12th April, 2021 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the report be accepted (Option 1).