Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 6th December, 2022 10.00 am

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

Items
No. Item

93.

Apologies

Minutes:

i.      Councillor Catrin M S. Davies apologised for her inability to attend the meeting.

ii.     Councillor Keith Evans apologised for his inability to attend the meeting due to other Council commitments.

iii.    Elin Prysor, Corporate Lead Officer: Legal and Governance apologised for her inability to attend the meeting.

94.

Personal matters

Minutes:

i.      Condolences were extended to Councillor Catrin M S. Davies and her family on the loss of her brother-in-law.

ii.     Condolences were extended to Elin Prysor, Corporate Lead Officer: Legal and Governance and her family on the loss of her mother.  

95.

Disclosure of Personal/ Prejudicial Interests

Minutes:

i.      Councillors Bryan Davies, Keith Henson & Matthew Vaux declared a personal interest in relation to item 114.

ii.     Eifion Evans, Chief Executive declared a personal interest in relation to item 114 on behalf of all officers present, in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Local Government Employees. 

96.

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 118 KB

Minutes:

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous Meeting of the Cabinet held on 1 November 2022.

 

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

97.

Any petitions received

Minutes:

None.

98.

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

Minutes:

None.

99.

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

Minutes:

None.

100.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Economy and Regeneration upon the UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Acceptance of funding and implementation arrangements pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To note the publication of the Mid Wales Regional Investment Plan.

2.    To approve the proposed implementation and delivery arrangements of the Fund as set out in Section 3 of the report.

3.    To approve for the Section 151 Officer of Ceredigion Council to receive the funding from UK Government on behalf of Mid Wales, and to sign the Service Memorandum of Understanding with UK Government, and the resulting implementation arrangements in Ceredigion.

4.    To provide delegated authority to the Section 151 Officer of Ceredigion Council, in consultation with the Monitoring Officer to draft and issue a Service Level Agreement with Powys Council – setting out an appropriate scheme of delegation and authority for local implementation of the fund.

 

Reason for the decision:

To allow Ceredigion County Council to proceed with Powys County Council to receive the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and for officers to be able to establish implementation arrangements as soon as possible.

101.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Highways and Environmental Services upon the Ceredigion County Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Loading and Unloading) Order 2019 (A475 Pontfaen Road, Lampeter) (Amendment Order No. 7) 2023 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve advertising the proposal to the public, and should no objections be received, the making of the necessary Traffic Regulation Order and the publication of a subsequent Notice of Making in the press to this effect.

 

Reason for the decision:

To ensure the free flow of traffic.

102.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the Council Tax Base and Precept Payment Dates pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the Council Tax Base for Council Tax setting purposes of 32,767.99 in accordance with the calculations as set out in Appendix 1.

2.    To note the Council Tax Base for Revenue Support Grant purposes of 32,609.46.

3.    To approve the schedule of instalments for Dyfed Powys Police Authority Precept payments in 2023/24 as being - 12 equal instalments paid on the last working day of each month commencing April 2023.

4.    To approve the schedule of instalments for Ceredigion Town and Community Council’s Precept payments in 2023/24 as being - 3 equal instalments on the last working day of April 2023, July 2023 and October 2023.

 

Reason for the decision:

Legal requirement to comply with Tax Base regulations.

103.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the updated 2022/23 Capital Monitoring Programme for Qtr.2 and the 3-year Capital Programme updated with virements between 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

(a)  To note the Quarter 2 Capital Monitoring report for 2022/23 as set out in Appendix A.

(b)  To approve the updated 2022/23 to 2024/25 Capital Programme as outlined in Appendix B which totals £107.4m for the three years.

 

Reason for the decision:

To update the 2022/23 to 2024/25 Capital Programme.

104.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cymorth Cynnar upon the Location of Wellbeing Centre 2 pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.     That Cardigan is confirmed as the location of the county’s second Wellbeing Centre.

2.    That an options paper is presented on the preferred location to develop a Wellbeing Centre in Cardigan, including an outline of the potential facility and estimated cost to Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to returning to Cabinet.

 

Reason for the decision:

To progress the development of the county’s second Wellbeing Centre.

105.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Gofal upon the West Wales Region Dementia Strategy and Ceredigion Proposal for the development of a Local action plan with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To endorse the regional strategy and approve the engagement programme and development of a local action plan.

2.    To present the findings of the engagement and the proposed implementation plan to the Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to returning to Cabinet.

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

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the council to progress with the development of an action plan to support the local delivery of the regional strategy.

To develop Dementia provision in line with the Through Age and Wellbeing Strategy.

106.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Gofal upon the Land and Buildings Development Fund (LBDF) asset purchases pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the use of LBDF funding to purchase and renovate properties within Ceredigion to meet the needs identified in the Housing Strategy & LA Prospectus.

2.     That the CLO for Economy & Regeneration, CLO for Porth Gofal or the Corporate Manager for Housing Services, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member, have the authority to pursue purchasing properties via this funding opportunity.

 

Reason for the decision:

To assist in delivering appropriate affordable housing solutions to meet the demand and needs of our residents, with no capital commitment required from the LA.</AI14>

107.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Gofal upon the Re-design of Day Services (Older Adults, Learning Disabilities / Autism and Respite provision (Through Age) pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the proposal to commence a consultation on the following areas:

        Day Service opportunities for Older Adults including those living with a diagnosis of dementia

        Day Service opportunities for Individuals living with a learning disability, autism, and profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)

        Transition pathways on a through age basis for those living with a learning disability / autism

        Respite provision (day and residential) on a through age basis

2.    To present the findings of the consultation and the proposed implementation plan to the Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee prior to returning to Cabinet.

 

Reason for the decision:

To enable the Authority to progress with the re-design of day service and respite provision in line with the Through Age and Wellbeing Strategy.

108.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Schools and Culture upon the LA Representative on Governing Bodies pdf icon PDF 141 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.

109.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Ceredigion County Council Self-Assessment Report 2021/22 with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i.      To approve the Self-Assessment Report 2021/22 including the Annual Review of Performance and Well-being Objectives.

ii.     To note the feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

To ensure compliance with Part 6 of the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 / Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2021.

110.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Strategic Equality Plan Monitoring Report 2021-22 with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 727 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

i.      To receive and endorse the Strategic Equality Plan (SEP) Monitoring Report April 2021 to March 2022 and to approve that the report is published on our public website.

ii.     To note the feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee.

 

Reason for the decision:

It is a requirement under the Equality Act that we produce an Annual Strategic Equality Plan (SEP) Monitoring Report for 2021-22 and publish this on our public website by the 31/3/23.

111.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the findings of Ceredigion County Council’s 2022 Air Quality Progress Report, In fulfilment of Part IV of the Environment Act 1995 Local Air Quality Management with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report and feedback from the Healthier Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

112.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon The Armed Forces Covenant Duty, as laid out in the Armed Forces Act 2021 pdf icon PDF 876 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

113.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for People and Organisation upon the Gender Pay Gap Report 2022 and Workforce Equality Report 2022 with feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report and feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Co-ordinating Committee.

114.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the 2022/23 Controllable Revenue Budget - Financial Performance pdf icon PDF 411 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

115.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Finance and Procurement upon the Mid-year review of the Treasury Management Strategy for 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

116.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the CYSUR/CWMPAS Combined Local Operational Group Safeguarding Report Qtr. 1 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

117.

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

Minutes:

None.