Agenda and minutes

Special, Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee - Thursday, 27th October, 2022 1.30 pm

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

Contact: Lisa Evans 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and explained the purpose of reconvening.

 

Councillor Endaf Edwards apologised for his inability to attend the meeting.

  

2.

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

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of personal or prejudicial interests.

3.

Draft Corporate Strategy 2022-27 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Draft Corporate Strategy 2022-27

The Committee reconvened as agreed to consider the matters raised at the

14th October 2022 Committee meeting – amendments/queries shown in the table 

 below:

 

 

Page reference

Query/amendment

Page 7

Amended the diagram and details of the political administration of Ceredigion County Council including the results of the Lampeter by election.

Page 12

Column 2

Included the updated broadband figures for Ceredigion: “Significant lobbying by Ceredigion County Council and others has resulted in 31.8% coverage of full Fibre broadband giving over 100 Mbps capability. The county wide current average download of 79mbps is one of the highest levels for a rural local authority”.

Page 13*

Column 1

Row 1

Removed duplication of actions relating to coastal defence works.

Agreed terminology is to “complete” the works rather than “deliver” the works.

Page 17

Bullet 1

Amended terminology. The ambition now reads: “Provide for the care needs of our population”

Page 17

Bullet 7

Clarified wording to “Welcome and support the resettlement of refugees”.

Page 17*

Footnote

Added footnote to explain the role of Community Connectors

Page 18 Column 3

Paragraph 3

Amended terminology. The sentence now reads “provide for the care needs of our population”

Page 19 Column 2

Row 9

Clarified wording to: “We will continue to play a leading role in helping refugees and resettling them into our communities”.

Page 19

Column 2

Row 10

Upon reflection of the steps to deliver the Creating Caring and Healthy Communities Objective, an additional step was identified and added:

“Support community cohesion in Ceredigion”

Page 20

Column 2

Row 6

Upon reflection of the steps to deliver the Creating Caring and Healthy Communities Objective, an additional step was identified and added:

“Proactive and robust response to civil contingencies:

·       Combat the spread of communicable disease 

·       Prepare for, and respond to, civil contingency emergencies”

Page 20*

Final row

Explanation of role of Community Connectors added for clarity

Page 29*

Bullet 5

The reference to “Discourage the ownership of second homes in the county” is referenced in the Plaid Cymru manifesto:

 

“We will prioritise action to discourage the ownership of second homes in the county. Specifically we will campaign for a change in the Planning Act to ensure that planning permission will need to be obtained before converting a residential home into a holiday home or holiday let. In accordance with the Co-operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government we will support the use of the planning, property and taxation systems to tackle the problem.”

 

Members may wish to make a recommendation to Cabinet to amend this step if required

Page 29

Bullet 7

Corrected wording – “Encourage the retention of Welsh place names”.

Page 29

Bullet 8

Amended the ambition on page 29 relating to the phosphates issue:

“We have recognised the seriousness of the issue associated with phosphate levels along the Teifi Valley within the Corporate Risk Register. Every effort will be made through the Nutrient Management Board to find early solutions to the problem”

Page 31*  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

To confirm minutes of the previous meeting and to consider any matters arising from those minutes pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Minutes:

The minutes of the Coordinating meeting held on the 14 October 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 14:03pm.