Agenda and minutes

Community Services Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 28th February, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Hybrid Meeting: via Microsoft Teams/Abraham Derby Meeting Room, General Offices, Ebbw Vale

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 312 KB

To receive the minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 15th November 2021.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 15th November, 2021 were submitted.

 

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

 

5.

Action Sheet - 15th November 2021 pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To receive the Action Sheet.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The action sheet arising from the meeting held on 15th November, 2021 was submitted, whereupon:-

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the action sheet be noted.

 

6.

Community Services Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 204 KB

To receive the minutes of the Special Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 24th January, 2022.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the Special Meeting of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 24th January, 2022 were submitted.

 

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

 

7.

Fly Tipping Enforcement Activity 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 529 KB

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

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Frontline Enforcement Service.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and supported the continuing waste regulation work and development of the Frontline Enforcement Service. (Option 1)

 

8.

Disabled Adaptations – Policy Amendment Proposal to remove means-test pdf icon PDF 540 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager Public Protection and the Team Manager Housing Solutions & Compliance.

 

A Member proposed Option 1 with the following amendment, namely ‘that the means-test for large adaptations be retained on a sliding scale’.

 

The proposal was seconded.

 

Another Member proposed Option 2, and this was seconded.

 

Upon a vote being taken

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and Members support the proposed policy amendment that would remove the current means test for grants for disabled adaptations in Blaenau Gwent from April 1st 2022; and that the means-test for large adaptations be retained on a sliding scale. (Option1)

 

9.

Contract Extension – Pest Control Treatment Service to 31 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 499 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Service Manager Public Protection.

 

A Member proposed Option 2 with the recommendation to the Executive that at the end of the contract (31st March, 2023) a local procurement exercise be undertaken for the service.

 

The proposal was seconded.

 

Another Member proposed Option 1 and this was seconded.

 

Upon a vote being taken

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and Members note the service performance and continuation of the contract with Rentokil until 31st March 2023 when it would be reviewed and retendered, as necessary, in accordance with Corporate Procurement rules. (Option 1)