Venue: Hybrid Meeting via Microsoft Teams and in the Sir William Firth Room at the General Offices, Ebbw Vale
Condolences were expressed to the family of Sally-Ann Evans, Solicitor who had suddenly passed away.
Members and officers paid their respects with a minute’s silence.
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.
It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.
An apology for absence was received from Councillor Dean Woods.
Declarations of Interest and Dispensations
There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.
Time of Future Meetings
Members considered the time of future Partnerships Scrutiny Committee meetings.
The Committee unanimously AGREED that all future meetings commence at 10.00 a.m.
To receive the decisions of the Partnerships Scrutiny Committee held on the 28th March, 2023.
(Please note the decisions are submitted for points of accuracy only.)
The decisions of the Partnerships Scrutiny Committee held on 28th March, 2023 were submitted.
The Committee unanimously AGREED that the decisions be accepted as a true recording of proceedings.
To consider the report of the Head of
Democratic Services, Governance and Partnerships.
Consideration was given to report of the Head of Democratic Services, Governance & Partnerships.
Following a brief discussion when the Committee was advised of the Members of the Council that had been to both the Gwent Archives and Gwent Crematoria, it was AGREED that the Committee be p
The Committee FURTHER AGREED to recommend, subject to the foregoing, that the report be accepted and Option 1 be endorsed, namely that the findings of the Assurance Review be noted and the recommendations as outlined below be agreed:
- A Link Officer be identified within the Council to establish regular liaison meetings with Gwent Archives and Gwent Crematoria by the end of March 2024.
- A Member Briefing be organised on the operations and services provided by the Gwent Archives and Gwent Crematoria by end the end of March 2024.
- All relevant strategic documents, annual business plan and accounts for Gwent Archives and Gwent Crematoria be included in the Forward Work Programme for the Partnerships Scrutiny Committee for 2024-25, and Council where relevant, at least twice a year.
- The Terms of Reference be developed into a ‘governance toolkit’ for use by officers across the Council for providing assurance against existing companies and in the event of the establishment of any new ones by the end of March 2024.