Agenda and draft minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Scrutiny Committee
Friday, 7th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Rooms A/B - Neath Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Jason Davies 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

Cllr. S. Rahaman

Report of the Proposed Port Talbot Business Improvement District (BID) His family member owns and runs a business on the Aberavon Seafront where he is also employed

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the minutes.

 

3.

Pre-Scrutiny

Minutes:

The Committee chose to scrutinise the following Cabinet Board items:

 

Cabinet Board Proposals

 

3.1    Quarter 2 Key Performance Monitoring

 

The Committee received information in relation to the Quarter 2 Key Performance Monitoring as contained within the circulated report.

 

Members queried how often were the food establishments inspected. Officers explained food establishments were prioritised based on risk. Officers stated that food establishments that were high risk were assessed twice a year, the medium risk establishments were assessed once a year, and low risk food establishments were assessed every three years.
 

Members questioned how food establishments with one star ratings were addressed. Officers explained that they worked with the operator of the premises and identified how they were falling short of the standard. Officers added that they would then focus on weak areas and try to help them improve their practice.

 

Members referred to indicator CP/021, and queried why it was flagged as red when there were three months left in the year for the target to be achieved. Officers explained the data was from 1st April – 30th September. Members highlighted the data wasn’t very well presented and didn’t seem to show the true reflection.

 

Members asked how robustly staff and budgets were monitored. Officers explained that they reported on the Performance Indicators as well as Corporate Indicators. Staff supervision and appraisals took place regularly.  

 

Following scrutiny, it was agreed that the report be noted.

         

 

3a

Forward Work Programme 18/19 pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the work programme.

4.

Access to Meetings

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

that pursuant to Section 100A(4) and (5) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the above Act.

 

5.

Pre-Scrutiny

Minutes:

The Committee chose to scrutinise the following items

 

Cabinet Board Proposals

 

5.1    Crown Foods, Carnaud Metal Box, Milland Road, Neath, SA11 1PQ

 

The Committee received information in relation to the Quarter 2 Key Performance Monitoring as contained within the circulated report.

 

          Members congratulated Officers on all their hard work.

         

          Members queried would the Authority have to pay VAT. Officers explained they would pay it initially, but claim the VAT back.

          Members queried what would be the risk if there wasn’t any interested from third parties in occupying the building. Officers explained that it was difficult to eliminate risk altogether. Officers explained that they had attempted to minimise the risk as much as possible.

 

Members questioned were there any companies interested in occupying the building. Officers explained that they had liaised with numerous companies, but some were more interested than others. 

 

          Following scrutiny, the Committee were supportive of the proposals to be considered at Cabinet Board.