Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 6th September, 2022 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

45.

Apologies

Minutes:

Councillor Gareth Davies apologised for his inability to attend the meeting.

 

46.

Personal matters

Minutes:

i.    Condolences were extended to Councillor Gwyn Wigley Evans and his family on the loss of their son.

ii.   Congratulations were extended to all involved with hosting the National Eisteddfod of Wales, held in the county in August. The Leader paid a personal thank you to all involved with Pentre’ Ceredigion and ensured the festival was a success.

iii.  Best wishes were extended to Councillor Mark Strong, who has recently returned home and is improving.

iv. Congratulations were extended to all who recently represented Ceredigion and Wales at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Anwen Butten from Lampeter was congratulated on being named the Captain of Team Wales.

v.   Congratulations were also extended to cyclist Josh Tarling on being signed by Ineos Grenadiers.

vi. Staff were thanked for all their work and for working collaboratively with other partners to ensure the success of Rali Ceredigion 2022.

47.

Disclosure of Personal/ Prejudicial Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Bryan Davies declared a personal interest in relation to item 53.

 

48.

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous Meeting of the Cabinet and any matters arising from those Minutes pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Minutes:

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous Meeting of the Cabinet held on 26 July 2022.

 

Matters arising: There were no matters arising from the minutes.

49.

Any petitions received

Minutes:

None.

50.

Reports of any decisions (if any) having been called in from Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Minutes:

None.

51.

Any feedback from Overview and Scrutiny Committees not otherwise on the agenda

Minutes:

None.

52.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the proposed fees for The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (Wales) Regulations 2021 including feedback from the Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 805 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i.    To approve the fee structure contained within the report (page 2).

ii.   To note the feedback from the Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the process of licensing those premises that meet the requirements of the new legislation.

53.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Highways and Environmental Services upon the Ceredigion Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy and Action Plan including feedback from the Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 11 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i.    To recommend that Council adopts the Draft Strategy and Action Plan (Appendix 1).

ii.   To note the feedback from the Thriving Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To support effective delivery of the Council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions from the transportation and travel sector as presented in the Corporate Strategy and the Net Zero Action Plan.

54.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Gofal upon the Housing Support Programme 2022-2026 including feedback from the Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i)    To approve the Housing Support Plan (HSP) (Appendix 1).

ii)   To approve the Statement of Need (Appendix 2).

iii) To note the feedback from the Healthier Communities Overview and

Scrutiny Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To comply with the Authority’s democratic process and enable publication of the HSP plan. To comply with WG guidance and grant conditions when accepting HSG grant revenue.

 

55.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the 2022/23 Controllable Revenue Budget - Financial Performance pdf icon PDF 413 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the proposed change in Budget assumptions in relation to the original £1m use of WG funding as outlined in Section 2i) & ii) of the report.

2.    To note that further consideration will need to be given to the financial impact arising from in year pay awards.

3.    To note the need to ensure Welsh Government are actively lobbied and made fully aware of the financial challenges that are being faced by the Council.

4.    To note the overall Revenue position outlined in the report.

 

Reason for the decision:

To ensure the Council achieves a balanced financial position for the 2022/23 financial year.

 

56.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the Quarter 1 Capital Programme Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

57.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Independent Reviewing Service Performance Management Report Qtr 3 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

58.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Procurement of Supported Living Services pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION:

To agree to award places on the Dynamic Purchasing System to the providers that have been successful, subject to 10-day statutory standstill period.

 

Reason for the decision:

To ensure that supported living services are in place to meet assessed care and support needs, in accordance with the Council’s statutory obligations.

 

59.

EXEMPT ITEM

The report (Appendix A) relating to the item above is not for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007. If, following the application of the Public Interest Test, the Council resolves to consider this item in private, the public and press will be excluded from the meeting during such consideration, in accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Act.

 

Members will be requested, when dealing with the items, to consider whether to exclude the public and press from the Meeting.

Minutes:

60.

Any other matter the Chairman decides is for the urgent attention of the Cabinet

Minutes:

None.