Agenda and draft minutes

Education, Skills & Wellbeing Cabinet Board - Thursday, 1st February, 2024 2.05 pm

Venue: Multi Location Hyrbid Microsoft Teams/Council Chamber

Contact: Sarah McCluskie 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Cllr N. Jenkins be appointed Chair of the meeting.

2.

Chairpersons Announcement/s

Minutes:

Councillor Jenkins welcomed all to the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were none

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 23rd of November 2023 be approved as a true and accurate record.

5.

Forward Work Programme 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Minutes:

That the forward work programme for 2023 2024 be noted.

6.

Public Question Time

Questions must be submitted in writing to Democratic Services, democratic.services@npt.gov.uk no later than two working days prior to the meeting.  Questions must relate to items on the agenda.  Questions will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.

Minutes:

There were no questions from the public.

7.

Standing Advisory Panel pdf icon PDF 695 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

That Members support the constitution for the Neath Port Talbot Standing Advisory Council for Religion Values and Ethics. And that the decision be commended to Council for adoption.

 

Reason for Decision:

That the the SACforRVE is to be operated with a constitution that is aligned with the legislation within the Curriculum for Wales.

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision will be implemented following the three day call in period which ended at 9.00am on Monday 5th February.

 

 

8.

Youth Service Update pdf icon PDF 857 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for monitoring.

 

 

9.

Transport Personal Travel Budget Update pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for information.

 

10.

Welsh Public Libraries Standards Annual Report 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the contents of the Annual Assessment report 2022-2023 and the Annual Library Services returns for 2022-2023 be noted for information.

 

11.

Urgent Items

Any urgent items (whether public or exempt) at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Regulation 5(4)(b) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 (as amended).

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

12.

Access to Meetings - Exclusion of the Public

To resolve to exclude the public for the following items pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 and the relevant exempt paragraphs of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Minutes:

Resolved:

To exclude the public for the following items pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 and the relevant exempt paragraphs of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

13.

Royal National Lifeboat Institute

Minutes:

Decision:

That having due regard to the first stage integrated impact assessment, members agreed to exclude the Councils CPR’s and approved direct award of the contract to the RNLI for the Beach Lifesaving Service at Aberafan Seafront for a period of 5 years, commencing on the 29th of March 2024.

 

Reason for Decision:

To ensure that the Council continues to provide a professional beach lifesaving service on Aberavon Beach, providing safe and accessible services for residents and visitors.

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision will be implemented after the three-day call-in period, which ended at 9.00am, on Monday 5th February 2024.