Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions
Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Melvyn Mile and from the Corporate Director:  Communities who had been summoned to another meeting.  The Corporate Director:  Economy and Public Realm was deputising for her at the Committee meeting.

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting.

Decision:

None.

3.

URGENT MATTERS AS AGREED BY THE CHAIR

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision:

No urgent matters had been received.

 

A question was raised in respect of the Committee’s political balance, specifically in respect of the number of Conservative Group representatives on the Committee.  It was explained that officers were waiting for the Independent Group to nominate a representative to serve as their third member on the Committee.  Upon receipt of that nomination the Conservative Group would be asked to withdraw one of its representatives from the Committee. 

4.

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To receive the minutes of the Partnerships Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 10 September 2020 (copy attached).

 

10.05 – 10.10 a.m.

Decision:

Councillor Gareth Lloyd-Davies advised that he had tendered his apologies for the meeting and requested that they be recorded in the minutes and reflected in his attendance record.

 

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus.  The accuracy of the minutes, subject to the above amendment, was proposed and seconded. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  It was:

 

Resolved: - that, subject to the above inclusion, the minutes of the Partnerships Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 10 September 2020 be received and approved as a true and correct record.

5.

NORTH WALES GROWTH BID PHASE 2 - GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To receive a report by the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services (copy attached) presenting key documents required to reach the Final Deal Agreement for the North Wales Growth Deal with the UK Government and Welsh Government.

 

10.10 – 10.50 a.m.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  The Committee:

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations –

(i)           that, having considered the information provided during the discussion and the documents relating to the Final Growth Deal attached as Appendix 1 to the report, to support and recommend the proposals contained within the documents for submission to Cabinet and Council for formal endorsement and approval; and

(ii)          confirmed that as part of its consideration it had read, understood and taken account of the contents of the Denbighshire County Council Well-being Impact Assessment attached as Appendix 2 to the report.

 

6.

HOMELESSNESS - EFFECTS OF COVID 19 AND RECOVERY PLANS, HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY AND ROUGH SLEEPER CENSUS pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To receive a report by the Head of Community Support Services (copy attached) providing an update on the progress of the updated Strategic Homelessness Action Plan and the implementation of the Welsh Government three phase homelessness plan and to inform members of the methodology for conducting the annual rough sleeper census.

 

10.50 11.25 a.m.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  Members:

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations to confirm that they were assured that Denbighshire’s Homelessness Prevention Team was working to the Welsh Government three phase plan ‘Planning Guidance for Homelessness and Housing Related Support Services’ in addressing homelessness issues in the county and in its response to pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

7.

ANNUAL REPORT ON SAFEGUARDING ADULTS IN DENBIGHSHIRE APRIL 2019 - MARCH 2020 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

To consider a report by the Team Manager Safeguarding Operational

Services (copy attached) which seeks the Committee to review the Council’s

progress in relation to local safeguarding arrangements and practices during

the above period, and their impact on vulnerable adults in the county.

 

11.40 – 12.15 p.m.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  The Committee:

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations: 

(i)           to acknowledge the Council’s efforts to safeguard vulnerable adults in the county; and

(ii)          the importance of a corporate approach to the safeguarding of adults at risk, and the responsibility of the Council to view this as a key priority area.

 

8.

SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To consider a report by the Scrutiny Coordinator (copy enclosed) seeking a review of the committee’s forward work programme and updating members on relevant issues.

 

12.15 – 12.30 p.m.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  It was:

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations and to enquiries being made with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board officials on their availability to attend a meeting to discuss the items listed under the ‘Future Issues’ section, to approve the Committee’s forward work programme.

9.

FEEDBACK FROM COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES

To receive any updates from Committee representatives on various Council Boards and Groups

Decision:

Agreement on the recommendation was by consensus. No formal vote was taken.  All Committee members indicated they were in favour of the recommendation, no one indicated they were against it and no one indicated that they wished to abstain.  It was:

 

Resolved: - to receive and note the information received, and that issues relating to the progress to date with delivering the North Denbighshire Community Hospital project be raised with Health Board representatives when they next attend a meeting of the Committee.