Agenda and draft minutes

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for the Leader
Friday, 15th November, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Leader's Office - County Hall, Carmarthen. SA31 1JP.. View directions

Contact: Martin S. Davies  01267 224059

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST..

Minutes:

There were no declarations of personal interest.

2.

DECISION RECORD - 3RD OCTOBER, 2019 pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on the 3rd October 2019 be signed as a correct record.

3.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE FOLLOWING GRANT FUNDS: TARGETED FINANCE FUND & WELSH CHURCH FUND. pdf icon PDF 309 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the following applications for assistance from the Targeted Finance Fund and Welsh Church Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report.

 

 Targeted Finance Fund

App. Ref

Applicant

Award

TFF-19-02

Llandysul paddlers Canoe Centre Ltd

£14,000.00

TFF-19- 03

Carmarthen Youth Project (Dr Mz)

£20,000.00

 

Welsh Church Fund

App. Ref

Applicant

Award

WCF-19-20

Bethlehem Chapel - Llangadog

£1,435.00

WCF-19- 19

Saron Independent Chapel

£3,000.00

WCF-19-23

Cyfle Building Skills Ltd

£5,700.00

WCF-19-22

Carmarthen & District Youth Opera

£3,000.00

WCF-19-21

Carmarthen Youth Project Dr Mz

£3,000.00

WCF-19-27

Llandeilo RFC

£10,000.00

WCF-19- 26

Cwmaman Town Council

£1,725.78

WCF-19- 24

Eglwys Annibynnol Bryn Iwan

£3,000.00

WCF-19- 28

St Cwrdaf’s Church

£3,000.00

WCF-19- 29

Salem Congregational Chapel

£2,283.89

WCF-19- 31

St Peter’s Church Llanybydder

£2,655.00

WCF-19- 32

Merlin’s Explorer Scout Unit

[10 Scouts now attending International Challenge Trip]

£1,500.00

WCF-19- 30

Nebo Welsh Independent Chapel

£2,821.25

 

4.

ARFOR CRITERIA pdf icon PDF 372 KB

Minutes:

The Executive Board Member considered a report detailing the proposed application and prioritisation process for the ARFOR Programme Grant Fund which was aimed at ensuring economic growth and prosperity in rural Carmarthenshire by enabling people to obtain employment opportunities within local communities which would contribute towards securing the prosperity of the Welsh language.

RESOLVED that the proposed application and prioritisation process for ARFOR, as detailed in the report, be endorsed.

 

 

5.

REPORTS NOT FOR PUBLICATION.

FOLLOWING CONSIDERATION OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE AND FOLLOWING THE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST TEST THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER MAY CONSIDER THAT THE FOLLOWING ITEM 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.

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED pursuant to The Local Government Act 1972 as, amended by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007 that the following items were not for publication as the reports contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

6.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE ARFOR PROGRAMME

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 5 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

 

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report contained detailed information about the business and financial affairs and ambitions of the applicants. In this case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption under the 1972 Act in respect of this report outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information therein, as disclosure would be likely to place the person and businesses named in the report at an unfair disadvantage in relation to their commercial competitors.

 

Further to minute 4 above the Executive Board Member considered applications received for assistance from the ARFOR fund.

 

RESOLVED that the following applications received for assistance from the ARFOR Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:

 

ARFOR Programme Grant Fund

App. Ref

Applicant

Award

AG1-03

Mêl Gwenyn Gruffydd Honey

£7,479.71

AG1-04

Menter Dinefwr

£50,000.00

AG1-05

Stiwdiobox

£27,547.99

 

 

7.

CARMARTHENSHIRE RURAL ENTERPRISE FUND & TARGETED REGENERATION INVESTMENT PROGRAMME.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 5 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

 

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report contained detailed information about the business and financial affairs and ambitions of the applicants. In this case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption under the 1972 Act in respect of this report outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information therein, as disclosure would be likely to place the person and businesses named in the report at an unfair disadvantage in relation to their commercial competitors.

 

The Executive Board Member considered applications received for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund and Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme.

 

RESOLVED that the following applications received for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund and Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:

 

Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund

Application Ref

Applicant

Award

CREF 101

Carmichael’s Building Services

£16,676.63

 

Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme

Applicant

Award

K. & E. Evans re. 25 Station Road, Llanelli [Property Enhancement Development Grant]

£64,113.00

K. & E. Evans re. 25 Station Road, Llanelli [Sustainable Living Grant]

£20,000.00