Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

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Declarations of Interests


The following member made a declaration of interest at the commencement of the meeting:


Councillor S.Reynolds        Re Advertising and Sponsorship Policy (cabinet board papers), as she is the Authority’s representative on various third sector organisations.



Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:


That the minutes of the previous meetings, held on 30 October, 20 November, 9 December 2019 and 10 January 2020, be approved.



Pre-decision Scrutiny

·        To select appropriate items from the Cabinet agenda for pre-decision scrutiny (cabinet reports enclosed for Scrutiny Members)


The committee scrutinised the following cabinet items:


Establishing Mayor’s Cadets


Members praised the commitment from the Council to young people, which would ultimately help them gain experience for the future.


Members noted that from May 2020, three Mayor’s Cadets would be appointed for each civic year. These would be selected from local Army, Navy and Air Force Cadet Units. A piece of work would be conducted into widening the responsibility to include other cadets, such as the Police, Ambulance and Fire Service.


Following scrutiny, the committee was supportive of the proposals to be considered by cabinet.


Advertising and Sponsorship Policy


The scope of the Policy was discussed, in line with corporate/ethical procurement, tendering and income generation. The existing arrangements regarding sponsorship of roundabouts was discussed, and whether these arrangements would continue or be brought in house at the end of the current contract.


Other topics of discussion included:


·        Planning permission and highways consent

·        Collaboration with third sector organisations

·        Balancing advertising with respecting the environment.


Due to the recent cabinet member portfolio changes, members noted that the references to Deputy Leader contained within the Policy, as detailed at page 53 of the circulated cabinet board report, would be changed from ‘Deputy Leader’ to ‘Cabinet Member for Finance’.


Following scrutiny, the committee was supportive of the proposals to be considered by cabinet.


Forward Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 83 KB


The committee noted the Forward Work Programme for 2019/2020.