Decisions

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Decisions published

10/07/2019 - Syrian Vulnerable Families - Casework Support Service ref: 2074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);


10/07/2019 - Removal of Council Tax Discounts for Empty Properties and Second Homes ref: 2067    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That current discounts be removed and full council tax charge be applied from 1 April 2020 for Class A and B (second homes) and for Class C (long term empty) properties.


10/07/2019 - Members Community Fund - Port Talbot ref: 2071    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the start-up costs for a monthly market at the Transport Hub, Port Talbot, be awarded and that Councillor D.Keogh's, Councillor S.Rahaman's and Councillor S.Freeguard's allocations of £2,962.66 (£8,888 in total) under the Member’s Community Fund be awarded.

Wards affected: Port Talbot;


10/07/2019 - Members Community Fund - Coedffranc Central ref: 2070    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the supply and installation of a bus shelter at Parc Wern, Caewathan, Skewen, Neath, be approved and that Councillor A.Aubrey's allocation of £6250 under the Members’ Community Fund be awarded.

Wards affected: Coedffranc Central;


10/07/2019 - Members Community Fund - Aberavon ref: 2069    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the supply and installation of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at St Paul's Centre, Gerald Street, Port Talbot, be approved and that Councillor S.ApDafydd's allocation of £1490 under the Members’ Community Fund be awarded.

Wards affected: Aberavon;


10/07/2019 - Hackney Carriage Fare Increase ref: 2073    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the following increases to the maximum permitted fare for which a hackney carriage may charge, be approved:-

 

1.           Tariff 1 -
£2.60 for the 1st 7/10th mile
£0.22p per 1/10th mile thereafter
Applies at all times other than when Tariff 2 or Tariff 3 applies;

 

2.           Tariff 2 -
£3.20 for the 1st 6/10th mile
£0.25p per 1/10th mile thereafter
Applies between 23:00 and 07:00 on any day, between 18:00 and 23:59 on Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve, on Boxing Day (where Boxing Day falls on a Saturday), on Sundays and Bank Holidays;

3.           Tariff 3 -
Tariff 3 to remain at 100% surcharge on Tariff 1 - New Years' Day and Xmas Day only;

 

4.           Extra Charges -
No changes to soiling (max £100) or additional cost for passengers exceeding 4 (50p per passenger).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


10/07/2019 - Members Community Fund - Rhos ref: 2072    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the BMX Pump Track in Rhos Park be restored, and that Councillor A.Thomas' allocation of £9990, under the Members’ Community Fund, be awarded.

Wards affected: Rhos;


10/07/2019 - Corporate Plan Key Performance Indicators - 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 ref: 2068    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the monitoring report be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


10/07/2019 - Miscellaneous Grant Fund Applications ref: 2075    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

1.           That no grant assistance be given to the trustees of the Pontardawe Community Sports and Recreation Association;

 

2.           That grant assistance of £110 per annum towards the annual lease of Cwm Gwenffrwd Ground, Tonmawr, subject to review in line with 5 year rent reviews from 18 January 2019, be approved;

 

3.           That consideration of grant assistance towards the annual lease of the playing fields at Oakwood Field, Pontrhydyfen, be deferred for until nearer the rent review date of 1 November 2019;

 

4.           That grant assistance of £950 per annum to the trustees of Resolven Community Library, towards the annual lease of Resolven Community Library, in line with rent reviews, be approved;

 

5.           That grant assistance of £11,600 per annum to Afan Community Fitness Suite, towards the rent of Cymmer Sports Hall in line with rent reviews, be approved;

 

6.           That no grant assistance be given to Castell Nedd Chess Club, for use of the room at Tonna Rugby Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Cymmer; Pelenna; Pontardawe; Resolven; Tonna;


10/07/2019 - Write Off Of Council Tax ref: 2076    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Cabinet (Finance) Sub Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Wards affected: Aberavon; Baglan; Blaengwrach; Briton Ferry East; Briton Ferry West; Bryn and Cwmavon; Cimla; Coedffranc North; Dyffryn; Glynneath; Neath East; Neath North; Port Talbot; Sandfields East; Sandfields West; Seven Sisters; Taibach; Trebanos; Ystalyfera;


10/07/2019 - Consideration of the Receipt of any positive DBS Certificates received for LA Governor Representatives ref: 2080    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 15/07/2019


10/07/2019 - Appointment and Removal of Local Authority Governor Representatives ref: 2079    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 15/07/2019

Decision:

1.   That, in line with the approved policy, the following changes be approved to the Local Authority Governor representatives up to and including the end of the Autumn Term 2019/20.

 

          Abbey Primary School

          Re-appoint Cllr. M.Harvey

          Re-appoint Cllr. M.Peters

 

          Alltwen Primary School

          Re-appoint Mr.S.Jenkins

 

          Central Primary School

          Re-appoint Mrs.S.Amos

          Re-appoint Mr.M.Thomas

 

          Crymlyn Primary School

          Re-appoint Mr.H.Davies

 

          Llangatwg Community School

          Appoint Cllr.D.Cawsey

 

          Tywyn Primary School

          Re-appoint Mrs.H.Mair-Evans

 

          YGG Castell-Nedd

          Re-appoint Cllr.A.Lockyer

 

          YGG Pontardawe

          Re-appoint Mrs.S.Gray

 

          YGG Trebannws

          Appoint Mr.W.Thomas

 

          YGG Tyle’r Ynn

          Re-appoint Cllr.H.Clarke

 

          That, following a verbal update given at the meeting and in line with the approved policy, the following appointment be approved to the Local Authority Governor representatives up to and including the end of the Autumn Term 2019/20:-

 

          Coedffranc Primary School

          Appoint Ms.E.Jones

 

2.   That the following vacancies for school governors be deferred:-

 

Awel Y Mor Primary

(1 vacancy)

 

 

Catwg Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Cwmtawe Community School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Gnoll Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Godre’rgraig Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Llangatwg Community School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Rhos Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Sandfields Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

St Joseph’s Catholic Infant School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Tonnau Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Ynysfach Primary School

(1 Vacancy)

 

Ysgol Bae Baglan School

(1 Vacancy)

 

YsgolHendrefelin School

(1 Vacancy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10/07/2019 - Governance arrangements for 'The Federated Primary Schools of the Upper Afan Valley which will replace 'The Federated Schools of the Upper Afan Valley ref: 2078    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That the Instrument of Government of the Federated Schools of the Upper Afan Valley be replaced with The Federated Schools of the Upper Afan Valley as detailed in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.


10/07/2019 - Amendment to instrument of Government Tairgwaith Primary School ref: 2077    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 15/07/2019

Decision:

That the Instrument of Government for Tairgwaith Primary School be approved as detailed in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.


05/07/2019 - Traffic Order: Station Road, Port Talbot ref: 2062    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the Proposed Revocation of Orders comprising Limited Waiting except Resident Permit Holders, No Stopping except Taxis, Disabled Driver Parking Place to be substituted by new Limited Waiting except Residents Permit Holders and No Stopping except Taxis, Full-Time Taxi Rank and Disabled Drivers Parking Places Orders respectively in Station Road, Port Talbot, be implemented as previously advertised and the objector informed accordingly.

Wards affected: Port Talbot;


05/07/2019 - Traffic Order: Ty Draw Place and Glan Afan, Port Talbot ref: 2061    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the Proposed Revocation, Prohibition of Waiting at Any Time, Prohibition of Waiting, Loading or Unloading at Any Time, Limited Waiting 2 Hours No Return 4 Hours, Resident Permit Holders Only, Prohibition of Entry and Prohibition of Waiting Mon to Sat – 8am to 6pm at Ty Draw Place and Glan Afan, Port Talbot, be implemented as previously advertised and the objector informed accordingly.

Wards affected: Port Talbot;


05/07/2019 - Key Performance Indicators 2018/2019 - Full Year 2018-19 (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019) ref: 2058    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the monitoring report be noted.


05/07/2019 - Traffic Order : 23 Vernon Street, Briton Ferry, Neath, SA11 2PE ref: 2066    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the Legal Orders for the implementation of an Individual Disabled Parking Place (IDPP) bay at 23 Vernon Street, Briton Ferry, Neath, SA11 2PE.

 

Wards affected: Briton Ferry East;


05/07/2019 - Summary of Welsh Government Grant Approvals received for Highways and Transport 2019/2020 ref: 2059    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the report be noted.


05/07/2019 - Traffic Order: Blaengwrach (LSG) (isrn 47733925), High Street, Chain Road, Church Crescent and Empire Avenue, Blaengwrach ref: 2060    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 05/07/2019 - Streetscene and Engineering Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 05/07/2019

Decision:

That the Legal Orders for the proposed No Waiting, Loading or Unloading at Any Time Traffic Regulation Orders at the B4242 at Blaengwrach: High Street, Chain Road, Church Crescent and Empire Avenue, as detailed at Appendix A to the circulated report, be advertised, and should no objections be received, the Orders be implemented.

Wards affected: Blaengwrach;


04/07/2019 - Cymer Afan Comprehensive School - Stand-Alone Sports Hall ref: 2064    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

1.   That the stand-alone Sports Hall building situated within the grounds of Cymer Afan Primary School be surplus to the ongoing operational requirements of the Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning Service

 

2.   That the Head of Property and Regeneration commence negotiations with a local fitness group on a potential lease (subject to a separate report being taken to Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board).

 

 


04/07/2019 - Strategic School Improvement Programme ref: 2063    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

That a request be forwarded to Welsh Government for the inclusion in Band B of the Strategic School Improvement programme a new built special school.


04/07/2019 - Proposed Relocation of Skewen Library ref: 2065    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Made at meeting: 04/07/2019 - Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board

Decision published: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

1.   That approval be granted to enter into negotiations with Coedffranc Town Council for the Authority to take an initial 5 year internal repairing lease of part of Carnegie Hall for use as a public library for the Skewen area on terms and conditions to be agreed by the Head of Property and Regeneration.

 

2.   That on the basis the lease be concluded and the library relocated authorisation be granted for the existing library at New Road, Skewen be declared surplus to the operational requirements of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning Directorate and transferred to the Head of Property & Regeneration for disposal or lease.