Decisions

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Decisions published

06/12/2018 - Neath Port Talbot Homelessness Strategy 2018-22 ref: 1888    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Social Care, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Board

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Decision:

1.   That approval be granted for the Neath Port Talbot Homelessness Strategy 2018-22 as detailed in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.

 

2.   That approval be granted for the report of the Homelessness Review 2018 as detailed in Appendix 2 to the circulated report.

 

 

 


05/12/2018 - Members Community Fund Application - Community Transport Initiative serving the Wards of Gwaun Cae Gurwen and Lower Brynamman ref: 1875    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted under the Member’s Community fund, to provide financial support of £10,000, towards a community transport initiative serving the Wards of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen and Lower Brynamman.


05/12/2018 - Members Community Fund Application - Pontardawe Heritage and Visitor Centre ref: 1874    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted under the Member’s Community fund, to provide financial support of £971, to establish a ‘family-friendly’ area in the courtyard of Pontardawe Heritage and Visitor Centre.


05/12/2018 - Members Community Fund Application - Margam Community Centre, Defibrillator ref: 1873    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted under the Member’s Community fund, to provide financial support of £1,100, for the supply and installation of a defibrillator in Margam Community Centre, Bertha Road Margam.


05/12/2018 - Members Community Fund Application - Phase 2 Redevelopment of Cwmgwrach Welfare Park ref: 1872    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted under the Member’s Community fund, to provide financial support of £5,000, towards Phase 2 of the redevelopment of Cwmgwrach Welfare Park, Blaengwrach.


05/12/2018 - Provision of Loan Funding to Celtic Leisure Limited ref: 1871    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

1.    That a loan in the sum of £250,000 to Celtic Leisure Limited, be approved;

 

2.    That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Finance, in consultation with the Head of Legal Service, to enter into a loan agreement detailing the arrangements between the Council and Celtic Leisure Limited.


05/12/2018 - Write Off of Council Tax ref: 1877    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Wards affected: Briton Ferry East; Coedffranc Central; Cymmer; Dyffryn; Neath East; Neath North; Rhos; Seven Sisters; Ystalyfera;


05/12/2018 - Miscellaneous Grant Fund Application ref: 1876    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted for grant assistance to South Wales Miners’ Museum, towards the annual rent for lease of land and buildings comprising South Wales Miners Museum in the sum of £500.

 

That approval be granted for grant assistance to Vernon Place Community Hub, Briton Ferry, towards annual rent for the former Llansawel Primary School, new trustee group established within the community in the sum of £7,522.

 

That grant assistance for Bibles for children, be refused.


05/12/2018 - Sundry Debtors Write Offs ref: 1878    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018


05/12/2018 - Smart and Connected - A Revised Digital Strategy ref: 1869    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 11/12/2018

Decision:

1.    That the view of the Scrutiny Committee in relation to the Welsh Language, be noted;

 

2.    That the revised Strategy - Smart and Connected, set out in Appendix 1 of the circulated report, be approved and commended to Council for adoption;

 

3.    That the Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Digital Officer be authorised to take the steps necessary within approved budget guidelines, to develop and implement a delivery programme to realise the objectives set out in the Strategy.


30/11/2018 - Urgency Action 1282 - Replacement Community Services Transport Vehicles (Exempt under Paragraph 14) ref: 1860    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018


30/11/2018 - Quarter 2 Performance Monitoring ref: 1854    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the monitoring report be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


30/11/2018 - Highway Maintenance - New Code of Practice ref: 1855    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the current Highway Maintenance Plan continues to be used until the County Surveyors Society Wales (CSSW) development of a nationally consistent response to the code across Welsh Local Authorities is completed, and a further report brought back to this Cabinet Board.

 


30/11/2018 - Traffic Order: Salem Road, Cwmavon ref: 1856    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the objections be over ruled, the Prohibition of Waiting at Any Time Order at the B4286 Salem Road, Cwmavon be implemented as previously advertised and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Wards affected: Bryn and Cwmavon;


30/11/2018 - Traffic Order - Merthyr Road, Glynneath ref: 1858    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the Legal Orders for No Waiting, No Loading or Unloading at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order at Merthyr Road, Glynneath, be advertised, and should no objections be received, the Orders be implemented.

Wards affected: Glynneath;


30/11/2018 - Traffic Orders - Kingdon Owen Road, Neath ref: 1857    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the objections be over ruled, the One Way Order and No Entry Order at Kingdon Owen Road, Neath, be implemented as previously advertised and the objectors informed accordingly.

 

Wards affected: Neath South;


30/11/2018 - List of Approved Contractors ref: 1859    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 30/11/2018 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

That the following firms be included in the approved list of contractors in the categories below:-

 

FIRM                                         CATEGORY

CCTV Access Control Ltd      3, 47, 48.

Protectorcomms Ltd                47,48,49,50,61,68,111                                                                        (Access Control)


29/11/2018 - Expansion of the Childcare Offer in Neath Port Talbot ref: 1867    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted for the Childcare Offer to be phased out through the listed wards shown in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.


29/11/2018 - Tir Morfa Childcare Tender Extension ref: 1868    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018


29/11/2018 - Co-Location of Health Visitors Employed by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board at Abbey Primary School's Longford Site ref: 1866    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

1.   That in principle the Abbey Primary School, Longford, Neath Abbey Governing Body’s decision to allow Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to utlise an available room at the Longford site as a permanent office base for use by three Health Visitors be approved;

 

2.   That approval be granted for an initial 2 years tenancy on terms and conditions to be agreed by the Head of Property and Regeneration to include a right allowing either party to terminate on 3 months advance written notice.

 


29/11/2018 - Pontardawe Arts Centre Business Plan and Cinema Development ref: 1865    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

1.   That the Pontardawe Arts Centre Business Plan as attached to the circulated report be approved;

 

2.   That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Transformation to commence a procurement exercise in partnership with the Arts Council for Wales, to engage a business consultant at a cost of circa £12,500 and for authority to be granted to enter into any contractual  arrangements associated with this arrangement;

 

3.   That the rate of progress towards a zero subsidy be guided by the analysis of the business consultant.

 

 


29/11/2018 - Admission To Community Schools - 2020/2021 ref: 1864    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

That approval be granted to consult on the 2020/2021 Community Schools Admission Policy.


29/11/2018 - Appointment and Removal of LA Governor Representatives ref: 1862    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Decisions:

 

That, in line with the approved policy, the following changes be approved to the Local Authority Governor Representatives as detailed in the circulated report.

 

Awel Y Mor Primary School

Re-appoint Cllr.M.Crowley w.e.f. 1 January, 2019

 

Catwg Primary School

Appoint G.Murphy with immediate effect

 

Coedffranc Primary School

Re-appoint Cllr.A.Davies and Re-appoint S.James w.e.f. 1 January 2019

 

Cwmafan Primary School

Re-appoint A.Curtis w.e.f. 1 February, 2019

 

Dwr Y Felin Comprehensive School

Remove H.Bebell

 

Llangiwg Primary School

Appoint M.Naughton with immediate effect

 

Maesmarchog Primary School

Re-appoint W.Hopkins w.e.f. 1 January, 2018

 

Sandfields Primary School

Appoint S.Amos with immediate effect

 

The Federated Schools of UAV

Appoint Cllr.J.Jones with immediate effect

 

Tywyn Primary School

Re-appoint Cllr.M.Crowley w.e.f. 1 January, 2019

 

YGG Castell-Nedd

Re-appoint R.Williams w.e.f. 1 January, 2019

 

YGG Rhosafan

Re-appoint A.Phillips w.e.f. 1 January, 2019

 

YsgolHendrefelin

Re-appoint R.Blank1 February, 2019

 

That the consideration of appointment of Local Authority Representatives to the following schools, be deferred:

 

Catwg Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Coedffranc Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Llangatwg Community School

(1 Vacancy)

 

 

Rhos Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Tonnau Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Waunceirch Primary School

(2 Vacancies)

 

YGG Cwnllynfell

(2 Vacancies)

 

Ysgol Bae Baglan

(2 Vacancies)

 

YsgolHendrefelin

(1 Vacancy)

 

 

 

 


29/11/2018 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1863    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

That the following Members made declarations of interest at the commencement of the meeting:-

 

Councillor A.R.Lockyer         In relation to YGG Castell-Nedd, as his son is the Head of Music at the school and confirmed his dispensation to both speak and both thereon.

 

Councillor P.A.Rees             In relation to YGG Castell-Nedd, as he is a relative of a governor at the school and withdrew during the discussion and voting thereon.

 

 

 


29/11/2018 - Appointment of Chairperson ref: 1861    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

That Councillor A.R.Lockyer be appointed Chair for the meeting.