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Declarations of Interests
19 October, 2022
21 November, 2022
30 November, 2022
minutes of the meeting held on the 19 October 2022, 21 November 2022 and 30
November 2022 were approved as an accurate record.
To select appropriate items from the Cabinet agenda for pre-decision
scrutiny (cabinet reports enclosed for Scrutiny Members)
Scrutiny scrutinised the following Cabinet items:
received information on the Council’s draft self-assessment for 2021/2022. The
Council is required to publish the self-assessment within 4 weeks of approval
as per the circulated report.
commented on the amount of detail in the report and suggested the idea of
having a conclusion at the start to get a better overview at the beginning of
reports. Officers advised that they had a statutory requirement to include
specific details but advised that they will be introducing an easy read version
when they publish. Officers also advised that they will take on board comments
about having a summary at the beginning of reports, when they put together the
Scrutiny, the Committee was supportive of the proposals to be considered by the
of Liaison Forum in Respect to Afan Valley Adventure
were informed of the request of Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley Limited, to establish a liaison forum with
representatives of Wildfox Resorts Afan Valley Limited in respect of the development of the Afan Valley Adventure Resort. The main purpose of the
liaison forum is to ensure the maximisation of the social, environmental, and
economic benefits of the Afan Valley Adventure Resort
for the local communities, as per the report.
expressed concerns relating to both items 8 and 9 of the Cabinet agenda pack.
It was noted that the valley’s community impact and workforce impact for both
reports detailed that there were no implications. Members felt that there would
be considerable workforce impacts in relation to the reports due to
administrative support that would be required from relevant departments.
also felt that there may be an impact on other wards and consideration of
including members from the Lower Afan valley on the
liaison committee would be beneficial. Officers explained that it would be open
to members who had been appointed to the appropriate forums to identify if
there are any issues that could have neighbouring impacts on adjacent wards and
the terms of reference can always be reconsidered in those forums.
also queried the possibility of having the minutes of the liaison forum
circulated to the Scrutiny Chairs. Officers advised that as the liaison
committees are outside bodies, the minutes would not be circulated to all
representatives of the council. Officers further suggested that as part of the
forward work program of scrutiny, that the council find ways to make sure
chairs were regularly kept updated and to try and find ways to put standing
items on agendas and consider those matters.
Officers took on board the points raised and advised that when looking at the valley and workforce impacts the reason there were no impacts recorded on the report was due to the purpose of the report detailing the set up in general, relating specifically to the governance framework that has been put in place and the terms of reference. It was noted that further reports detailing the works of ... view the full minutes text for item 4.
decided that they wanted the 2022-2023 income generation report added to the
forward work programme.
Forward Work Programme was noted.
urgent items (whether public or exempt) at the discretion of the Chairman
pursuant to Section 100B (4) (b) of the Local Government Act 1972