Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 1st November, 2022 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

75.

Apologies

Minutes:

i.      Councillor Rhodri Evans apologised for his inability to attend the meeting.

ii.     James Starbuck, Corporate Director, Meinir Ebbsworth, Corporate Lead Officer: Schools and Culture and Rhodri Llwyd, Corporate Lead Officer: Highways and Environmental Services apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.

76.

Personal matters

Minutes:

i.      Congratulations were extended to Dewi Jenkins on his recent success at the International Sheepdog Trials with his dog Jock.

ii.     Congratulations were extended to S4C as the channel celebrates 40 years of broadcasting.  

77.

Disclosure of Personal/ Prejudicial Interests

Minutes:

i.      Councillor Keith Henson declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to item 85 and withdrew from the meeting whilst the matter was being discussed.

ii.     Elin Prysor, Corporate Lead Officer: Legal and Governance declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to item 85, in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Local Government Employees and withdrew from the meeting whilst the matter was being discussed.

iii.    Councillor Gareth Davies declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to item 88.  

78.

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 95 KB

Minutes:

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous Meeting of the Cabinet held on 4 October 2022.

 

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

 

Matters arising from Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 September 2022: Councillor Keith Henson explained there was a correction to the EV Strategy Report presented to Cabinet. It was noted that there would be a need for around 8,000 chargers in Ceredigion in 2025 and around 24,000 in 2030 as opposed to the original figures noted in the report. 

79.

Any petitions received

Minutes:

None.

80.

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

Minutes:

None.

81.

Any feedback from Overview and Scrutiny Committee not otherwise on the agenda pdf icon PDF 144 KB

a)    Report from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee regarding Asset Development/ Empty Properties

 

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

82.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Draft Corporate Strategy 2022-27 with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i.      To recommend that Council approves the draft Corporate Strategy 2022-2027 (including the Corporate Well-being Objectives).

ii.     To note the feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee and to agree to the recommend changes to the wording to bullet point 5 on page 29 as follows:

“We will continue to address the issues of second homes, holiday homes ownership or the conversion of residential properties to holiday let by seeking the support of the Welsh Government to bring forward legislation under the Planning Act and Taxation Service”.

 

Reason for the decision:

To progress the preparation of the Corporate Strategy 2022-2027.

83.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Annual Report of Compliments, Complaints and Freedom of Information (2021-2022) with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 600 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To note the contents of the Council’s Annual Report for Compliments, Complaints and FOI Activity 2021- 22 (Appendix 1).

2.    To note the contents of the Ombudsman’s Annual Letter (Appendix 2).

3.    To agree to continue to engage with the PSOW’s Complaints Standards Authority work – including accessing training and providing performance data.

4.    To inform the PSOW of the outcome of the Council’s considerations and proposed actions.

5.    To note the feedback from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To ensure continuous improvement and ensure that elected members are aware of the Council’s performance in relation to compliments, complaints, FOI/EIR and Ombudsman activity.

84.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Victim Support Hate Crime Charter with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 669 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To agree to sign up to the Victim Support Hate Crime Charter on behalf of the County Council.

2.    To note the feedback from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To consolidate the good work already undertaken by the Local Authority around Hate Crime and provide a framework to ensure a full commitment at all levels of the organisation is achieved.

85.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Care Home Fees Setting - Independent Sector & Local Authority Fees pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the fees for private Care Homes in Ceredigion for 2022/23 at the following weekly levels, effective from 04/04/2022:

 

Residential

£760.00

Residential EMI

£812.00

Nursing

£883.30

Nursing EMI

£883.30

 

2.    To approve the fees for Council run Residential Care Homes in Ceredigion for 2022/23 at the following weekly levels, effective from 04/04/2022:

 

Residential

£760.00

Residential EMI

£812.00

 

3.    To approve that for the purposes of an individual’s contribution to their care (following the outcome of a financial assessment) the effective date for the Council run Residential Care Home fees changes shall be 31/10/2022.

 

Reason for the decision:

To agree and set Older Person fees for 2022/23.

86.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Gofal upon the Residential Provision for the care and support of Children and Young People pdf icon PDF 160 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To agree in principle that the provision of Children’s Safe Accommodation in Ceredigion is expanded to encompass a wider number of small residential provisions across the County to meet the current and future needs of the population. Thus, encompassing a residential accommodation model on a Through Age basis.

2.    To support the principle of submitting applications to CIW for flexible registration.

 

Reason for the decision:

·       To maximise placement opportunities in County.

·       To support children and young people in keeping their local connections and identity.

·       To avoid expenditure on out of county placements.

·       To invest in local services and provision for children and families.

87.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Schools and Culture upon the LA Representative on Governing Bodies pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To confirm the nominations outlined in the report as LA representatives on the Governing Bodies of the relevant School.

 

Reason for the decision:

To nominate representatives of the LA on Governing Bodies.

88.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Highways and Environmental Services upon the Adoption of Highway: Llys Ardwyn (Bryn Ardwyn), Aberystwyth pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve the proposed Adoption of Llys Ardwyn (Bryn Ardwyn) through the S.38 Highway Act 1980 process and maintain at public expense thereafter.

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the road to be maintained at public expense.

89.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Highways and Environmental Services upon the Adoption of Pen-yr-Angor, Trefechan, Aberystwyth Footway and Road Improvement pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve the proposed Adoption of Pen-yr-Angor, Trefechan, Aberystwyth through the S.278 and S.38 Highway Act 1980 process and maintain at public expense thereafter.

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the road to be maintained at public expense.

90.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Ceredigion PSB: Tackling Hardship Strategy Annual Report 2021-22 with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 807 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report and feedback from the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

91.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Independent Reviewing Service Performance Management Report Qtr 4 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 852 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

92.

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

Minutes:

None.