Agenda and minutes

Community Services Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 21st September, 2020 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:

Apologies for absence were received for Councillor T. Sharrem.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

Councillor B. Summers declared an interest in the following item:-

 

Item No. 9 – Regional Wood Waste Recycling Facility

 

4.

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To receive the minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 4th March, 2020.

 

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

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on the 4th March, 2020 were submitted for points of accuracy.

 

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

 

5.

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To receive the minutes of the special Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 1st September, 2020.

 

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

Minutes:

The Minutes of the special Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on the 1st September, 2020 were submitted for points of accuracy.

 

Councillor H. McCarthy reported that his apologies had not been recorded.

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

 

6.

Investment in Children’s Play Provision pdf icon PDF 854 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Street Scene.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Street Scene.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted, and Members endorsed the current work programme for the installation of the already purchased play equipment into the sites identified at 2.14 of the report, and supported further dialogue at Ward level in respect of the future of children’s play areas as listed in 2.16 of the report, in line with the “Play Area Review” undertaken in December 2018 (Option 1).

 

7.

Waste and Recycling Performance 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 753 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Neighbourhood Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Neighbourhood Services.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the information contained therein be noted.

 

8.

Forward Work Programme: 19th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To consider the report of the Chair of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Forward Work Programme for the meeting scheduled for the 19th October, 2020 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the report be accepted.

 

9.

Exempt Item

To receive and consider the following report which in the opinion of the proper officer is an exempt item taking into account consideration of the public interest test and that the press and public should be excluded from the meeting (the reason for the decision for the exemption is available on a schedule maintained by the proper officer).

 

 

10.

Regional Wood Waste Recycling Facility

To consider the report of the Team Leader Waste Compliance and Development.

Minutes:

Having regard to the views expressed by the Proper Officer regarding the public interest test, that on balance the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information and that the report should be exempt.

 

RESOLVED that the public be excluded whilst this item of business is transacted as it is likely there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14, Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972 (as amended).

 

Consideration was given to report of the Team Leader Waste Compliance and Development.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report which contained information relating to the business affairs of persons other than the Authority be accepted, and the Outline Business Case to support the development of the Regional Wood Waste Recycling Facility to the next stage be supported (Option 1).