Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 14th May, 2024 10.00 am

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

Contact: Neris Morgans 

Items
No. Item

200.

Apologies

Minutes:

i.      Lowri Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer: Democratic Services and Audrey Somerton-Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer: Porth Cynnal apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.

ii.     Alun Williams, Corporate Lead Officer: Policy, Performance and Public Protection apologised for his inability to attend the meeting due to other Council commitments.

201.

Personal matters

Minutes:

i.      Best wishes were extended to Lowri Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer: Democratic Services following a recent illness.

ii.     Condolences were extended to Geraint Edwards, Corporate Lead Officer: People and Organisation and family on the loss of his father.

iii.    Congratulations were extended to Dafydd Llywelyn on being re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Dyfed-Powys Police area.

202.

Disclosure of Personal/ Prejudicial Interests

Minutes:

i.      Councillor Alun Williams declared a personal interest in relation to Petition A (We the undersigned wish to object to the Local Authority’s plan to change teaching to Welsh medium in the Foundation Phase at Plascrug School by September 2024. We wish the school to retain its present policy of bilingual teaching across all ages and year groups.) in agenda item 204.

ii.     Councillor Keith Henson declared a personal and prejudicial interest in relation to agenda item 212 and withdrew from the meeting whilst the matter was being discussed.

203.

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 127 KB

Minutes:

To confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous Meeting of the Cabinet held on 19 March 2024.

 

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

204.

Any petitions received pdf icon PDF 1 MB

a.    We the undersigned wish to object to the Local Authority's plan to change teaching to Welsh medium in the Foundation Phase at Plascrug School by September 2024. We wish the school to retain its present policy of bilingual teaching across all ages and year groups

b.    “Reject the Proposed Council Changes in Aberystwyth”

Additional documents:

Minutes:

a.    We the undersigned wish to object to the Local Authority’s plan to change teaching to Welsh medium in the Foundation Phase at Plascrug School by September 2024. We wish the school to retain its present policy of bilingual teaching across all ages and year groups.

b.    “Reject the Proposed Council Changes in Aberystwyth”

 

It was noted that the above petitions had been received and would be dealt with in accordance with the guidelines in the Petitions Protocol.

205.

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

Minutes:

None.

206.

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

Minutes:

None.

207.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Economy and Regeneration upon the Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) pdf icon PDF 11 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To endorse the Local Area Energy Plan.

 

Reason for the decision:

Periodic progress updates are an integral part of monitoring our Net-Zero journey and endorsement of the Local Area Energy Plan provides direction to both local and regional work on energy.

208.

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 (Aberystwyth Seafront) (Amendment Order No.11) 2024 pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve:

1)    the making of the necessary Traffic Regulation Order,

2)    the publication of a subsequent Notice of Making in the press to this effect, and

3)    the suggested response to objectors (Appendix 3).

 

Reason for the decision:

To authorise the making of the above Traffic Regulation Order, and the publication of a notice in local press to that effect.

209.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Schools upon the Welsh Government - Strategic Outline Programme (SOP) - Rolling Programme - Sustainable Communities for Learning pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve the Strategic Outline Programme submitted to Welsh Government.

 

Reason for the decision:

To secure grant funding through the Welsh Government Sustainable Communities for Learning rolling Programme.

 

210.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Schools upon the School Admissions Policy 2025/2026 pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

To approve the Policy for the admission of pupils for 2025/2026.

 

Reason for the decision:

To have a policy in place for 2025/2026.

211.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Schools upon the LA Representative on Governing Bodies pdf icon PDF 105 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.

212.

To consider the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Older Persons Fee Setting 24/25 - Independent Sector & Local Authority fees pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes:

DECISION:

1.    To approve the fees for private Care Homes in Ceredigion for 2024/25 at the following weekly levels, effective from 08/04/2024:

 

Residential

£896.00

Residential EMI

£958.00

Nursing

£1,040.00

Nursing EMI

£1,040.00

 

2.    To offer a fee for en-suite rooms at an additional £25 per week for applicable rooms, effective from 08/04/2024 onwards.

3.    To approve the fees for Council run Residential Care Homes in Ceredigion for 2024/25 at the following weekly levels, effective from 08/04/2024:

 

Residential

£896.00

Residential EMI

£958.00

 

4.    To note that there are a small number of private contracts inherited following the transfer of Hafan y Waun to the Council and that fees for these placements will continue in accordance with those contracts.

5.    To note that the cycle for undertaking another in depth review of Fees will mean that this should be undertaken for either the 25/26 or 26/27 fees setting process.

 

Reason for the decision:

To agree and set Older Person fees for 2024/25.

213.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cynnal upon the Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Children and Adults Board Annual Report 2022-2023 pdf icon PDF 11 MB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

214.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cymorth Cynnar upon the Ceredigion Youth Council Meeting Minutes (02.02.24) pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

215.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Porth Cymorth Cynnar upon the Ceredigion Youth Council Meeting Minutes (20.03.24) pdf icon PDF 6 MB

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report.

216.

To note the report of the Corporate Lead Officer for Policy, Performance and Public Protection upon the Half-Year Report of Compliments and Complaints - between 1st April 2023 and 30th September 2023 including feedback from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 319 KB

Minutes:

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

217.

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

Minutes:

None.