Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions
Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

No apologies were received.

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS

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

Decision:

The following declarations of interests were made – all of which were personal interests:

 

Councillor Huw O Williams – his son is a pupil in one of the County’s schools

Councillor Meirick Lloyd Davies – governor at Ysgol Cefn Meiriadog

Councillor Cheryl Williams – governor at Christ the Word School

Councillor Tina Jones – governor at Ysgol Melyd

Councillor Andrew Thomas – governor at one of the County’s schools

Councillor Merfyn Parry – governor at Ysgol Bryn Clwyd and Ysgol Gellifor

Councillor Graham Timms – governor at one of the County’s schools

Councillor Emrys Wynne – governor at Ysgol Brynhyfryd and Ysgol Borthyn

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts – parent governor at one of the County’s schools

 

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 items had been raised.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 413 KB

To receive the minutes of the Communities Scrutiny Committee held on 12th March 2020 (copy enclosed).

 

Decision:

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

 

Resolved: - subject to the above corrections, that the minutes of the Communities Scrutiny Committee meeting held on 12 March 2020 be received and approved as a true and correct record

 

 

5.

RECOVERY PLAN FOR SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To consider a report (copy enclosed) from the Interim Head of Education on the progression made to enable schools to safely open for all pupils in September and to examine the post COVID Recovery Plans for schools.

 

10:05 – 10:40

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations to:

 

(i)           support the action taken to date to enable schools to safely open for all pupils in September 2020, and endorse the evolving post COVID Recovery Plans for Schools; and

(ii)          extend the Committee’s sincerest gratitude to all Education and other Council services’ staff for all their hard work and efforts during the lockdown and in planning and facilitating the re-opening of the County’s schools

 

 

6.

RECOVERY PLAN FOR COUNCIL BUILDINGS pdf icon PDF 318 KB

To consider a report (copy enclosed) from the Head of Finance and Property on the progress of the Infrastructure – Council Buildings recovery theme.

 

10:40 – 11:15

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations to:

 

(i)           support the progress made to date to prepare the Council’s buildings for reopening, decommissioning any temporary uses, and facilitating and dealing with maintenance backlogs;

(ii)          extend the Committee’s sincerest gratitude to all staff for all their hard work and efforts in securing the safety of Council buildings during the pandemic and preparing for their safe re-opening; and

(iii)        request that a follow-up report be presented to the Committee in six months’ time on the progress made in relation to the recovery of Council buildings post COVID-19

 

 

7.

RECOVERY PLAN FOR HIGHWAYS AND PUBLIC REALM pdf icon PDF 305 KB

To consider a report (copy enclosed) by the Head of Highways, Facilities & Environmental Services detailing the recovery plan for highways and public realm from the impact of Covid-19.

 

11:30 – 12:05

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Resolved: - subject to the above observations to:

 

(i)           support the recovery plan, as set out in Appendix A, to the report;

(ii)          extend the Committee’s sincerest gratitude to all staff within the Highways and Public Realm Service for all their work and efforts in delivering services to the best of their abilities during the lockdown restrictions period, and also for their work in preparing and planning for the Service’s recovery from responding to the pandemic to delivering day to day business and the Service’s recovery objectives; and

(iii)        request that the Member Workshop on the Highways Code of Practice and Service associated matters that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic be rescheduled and held via video conferencing as soon as possible

 

8.

SCRUTINY WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 155 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.

Additional documents:

Decision:

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

 

Resolved: - subject to recommendations made during discussions on earlier agenda items and the inclusion of the items suggested during the above discussion to approve the Committee’s forward work programme