Agenda and minutes

Special, Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee - Friday, 14th October, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Hybrid - Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron / remotely via video conference

Contact: Lisa Evans 

Note: Special 

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Welcome and Apologies


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting.

   Councillor Endaf Edwards apologised for his inability to attend the


   Councillor Wyn Thomas, Cabinet Member apologised for his inability to

   attend the meeting.

   Mr James Starbuck, Corporate Director, apologised for his inability to

   attend the meeting.



Disclosures of personal interest (including whipping declarations) Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct. In addition, Members must declare any prohibited party whip which the Member has been given in relation to the meeting as per the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011


There were no disclosures of personal or prejudicial interests.


Draft Corporate Strategy 2022-27 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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     3   Draft Corporate Strategy 2022-27

          The Leader of the Council, Councillor Bryan Davies attended to introduce the

          Draft Corporate Strategy covering the next five years. The Leader took the

          Opportunity to thank the previous administration (Cabinet Members and

          Councillors) for the former Corporate Strategy. He stated that following the local

          elections in May 2022, a new Corporate Strategy was required to set out the

          Council’s new Corporate Well-being Objectives (corporate priorities) and

          ambitions for the next five years and how the Strategy illustrates how the Council

           will seek to enhance the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being

           for the citizens and communities of Ceredigion and maximise its contribution

           to the seven National Well-being Goals in accordance with the Well-being of

           Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The Leader also stated that the Authority

           has a challenging time ahead.  The Chief Executive, Eifion Evans was also

           present and agreed with the Leader’s comments.  He also thanked the 

           Officers involved, Alun Williams, Diana Davies, Rob Starr for their hard work in

           producing the Strategy.


           Rob Starr, Performance and Research Manager, continued with presenting the

           report contents.  He explained the core purpose of the Corporate Strategy is to

           illustrate how the authority will support and promote sustainability and the

           wellbeing of the citizens of Ceredigion, through its long-term Vision and its

           Corporate Well-being Objectives. The proposed Corporate Well-being Objectives



·       Boosting the Economy, Supporting Businesses and Enabling Employment

·       Creating Caring and Healthy Communities

·       Providing the Best Start in Life and Enabling Learning at All Ages

·       Creating Sustainable, Green and Well-connected Communities


Rob Starr explained that the objectives have been identified through extensive analysis of evidence and engagement with residents, including the ambitions of the new political administration, the Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being and the recent public consultation on the draft strategy which took place between 24 August and 30 September 2022 of which a total of 51 responses were received – some received after the closing date hence the figure had not yet been included in the document although they had been taken into account.


          Rob Starr also explained that the objectives had also been identified through the

          lens of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. This involved

          identifying how the authority could maximise our contribution to the national

          well-being goals and ensure that the sustainable development principle to

          ensure that the needs of the present are met without compromising the ability of

          future generations to meet their own needs.


          The draft Corporate Strategy includes an action plan detailing the steps

          necessary to deliver each of the Corporate Well-being Objectives. Progress is

          reviewed each year which will be published in the Council’s Self-Assessment



          Rob Starr then explained the process and the steps involved with producing the

          strategy. He also referred to page 6 of the strategy, Improving outcomes and how

          they align with the self-assessment whilst meeting the Local Government and

          Elections (Wales) Act 2021. He advised Committee Members that the 3 most

          prevalent themes from feedback received were the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 21.


To confirm minutes of the Coordinating meeting held on 26 September 2022 and to consider any matters arising from those minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB


The minutes of the Coordinating meeting held on the 26 September 2022 were confirmed as a true record of proceedings and there were no matters arising from those minutes.


The Chairman thanked Committee Members for attending and closed proceedings at 11:08am.