Agenda and minutes

Community Services Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 19th October, 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 from Richard Crook, Corporate Director Regeneration & Community Services (other Council business).

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest or dispensations were made.

 

4.

Community Services Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 307 KB

To receive the minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 21st September, 2020.

 

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

Minutes:

The minutes of the Community Services Scrutiny Committee held on 21st September, 2020 were submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that approval of the minutes be DEFERRED.

 

5.

Action Sheet - 21st September, 2020

There were no actions arising from the Community Services Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 21st September, 2020.

Minutes:

There were no actions arising from the Community Services Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 21st September, 2020.

 

6.

Forward Work Programme: 7th December 2020 pdf icon PDF 396 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Forward Work Programme for the meeting scheduled to be held on 7th December, 2020 was submitted.

 

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

 

7.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience Forward Plan (2019-2022) 2019/20 annual report pdf icon PDF 555 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Community Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the Annual Report and activity recommended this year be approved, to meet the Section 6 Duty (Option 2).

 

8.

Flood Risk Management Plan (2016- 2022) pdf icon PDF 689 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Community Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and progress made over the previous 12 months be noted (Option 1).

 

9.

New Council Depot Proposals

To consider the report of the Head of Community Services.

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 Head of Community Services.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report which contained information relation to the financial/business affairs of persons other than the Authority be accepted and:-

 

     i.        One of the four sites identified in section 3.2 of the report be approved to move forward to a business planning stage.

    ii.        WRAP be commissioned to undertake the business planning stage for the chosen site; and

  iii.        A further report be presented for consideration on the outcomes of the business plan.