Agenda and minutes

Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 16th April, 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  5100

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:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor
G. Collier.

 

3.

Declarations of Interests and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interests and dispensations made.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

 

4.

Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee held on 5th March, 2021.

 

(Please note that the Minutes are submitted for points of accuracy only)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee Meeting held on 5th March, 2021 were submitted.

 

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

 

5.

Action Sheet - 5th March 2021 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive Action Sheet.

Minutes:

The action sheet arising from the meeting of the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee held on 5th March, 2021 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the action sheet be noted.

 

6.

Corporate Communications Strategy - Quarterly Update pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial which presented the quarter 4 update (January to March 2021) against the Corporate Communications Strategy.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely that Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee considered the Quarter 4 (January to March 2021) update against the Communication Strategy prior to it being presented to the Executive Committee.

 

7.

Commercial Strategy Quarterly Performance Monitoring pdf icon PDF 594 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial which presented the quarter 4 (January- March 2021) progress update against the Commercial Strategy.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely the Quarter 4 progress update against the Commercial Strategy was considered prior to the report being presented to Executive Committee.

 

8.

Test Trace and Protect Service pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To consider the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial and Service Manager Customer Experience and Transformation.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Interim Chief Officer Commercial and the Service Manager Customer Experience and Transformation which was presented to provide a progress update on the Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Service.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely accepted the progress update.

 

9.

Proposed Agile Working Policy pdf icon PDF 414 KB

To consider the report of the Head of Organisational Development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Head of Organisational Development which was presented to the Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee to give Members the opportunity to scrutinise, challenge and make suggestions on the proposed Agile Working Policy for the Council’s workforce.

 

It was proposed that the Council and the unions recognise local people for employment within Blaenau Gwent Council as vacancies arise to ensure jobs are kept within the locality of the Borough.

 

This course of action was AGREED.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend, subject to the foregoing, that the report be accepted and endorse Option 2; namely the formal representations of the trade union was considered and amendments was suggested to the policy prior to presentation at Council.