Agenda and minutes

Special, Community Services Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 9.30 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

 

Apologies for absence were received from:-

 

Councillor M. Moore

Councillor G. Collier

Councillor L. Parsons

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest or dispensations were made.

 

4.

Review into Water Supply Quality in Schools pdf icon PDF 417 KB

Due to the need to consider the following item as a matter of urgency, the Chair of the Committee has confirmed that the following matter can be considered under the Provisions of Paragraph 4(b), Section 100(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

 

REASON FOR URGENCY

 

For the Committee to consider the review and the implementation of appropriate changes to monitoring processes.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Due to the need to consider the following item as a matter of urgency, the Chair of the Committee has confirmed that the following matter can be considered under the Provisions of Paragraph 4(b), Section 100(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.

 

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Corporate Director Regeneration and Community Services and the Interim Corporate Director Education.

 

It was thereupon proposed that the Action Plan detailed in Appendix 3 be applied across all Council buildings in respect of Health and Safety being a Corporate responsibility and the Policy be presented to the appropriate Scrutiny Committee to be considered accordingly prior to any changes being approved by full Council.

 

This course of action was AGREED.

 

RESOLVED, subject to the foregoing that the report be accepted and Option 2 namely, the appropriate review changes be implemented, particularly in light of COVID-19 which was still prevalent within the Country, and localised lockdowns could result in schools full or partial closures, which could result in further water quality issues.