Agenda

County Council - Wednesday, 28th September, 2022 10.00 am, NEW

Venue: Chamber - County Hall, Carmarthen. SA31 1JP and remotely. View directions

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS.

3.

CHAIR’S ANNOUNCEMENTS.

4.

TO APPROVE AND SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON THE 13TH JULY 2022 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

5.

COMPOSITION OF THE COUNCIL'S SCRUTINY, REGULATORY AND OTHER COMMITTEES AND THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THEM pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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6.

APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO SERVE ON COUNCIL ADVISORY PANELS AND OUTSIDE BODIES SUBJECT TO POLITICAL BALANCE REQUIREMENTS pdf icon PDF 98 KB

7.

TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW WORKING GROUP:-

7.1

MOTIONS ON NOTICE pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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7.2

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE REMITS pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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8.

SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE - ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4 (2) the following nomination has been delivered to the Chief Executive as the position was vacant :-

 

Councillor  Louvain Roberts   - Independent  Group

 

 

9.

TO CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CABINET IN RESPECT OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS

9.1

STREET NAMING AND NUMBERING POLICY pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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9.2

ANNUAL TREASURY MANAGEMENT AND PRUDENTIAL INDICATOR REPORT pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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10.

TO RECEIVE THE REPORT OF THE MEETING OF THE CABINET HELD ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:-

10.1

4TH JULY 2022 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

10.2

18TH JULY 2022 pdf icon PDF 160 KB

10.3

25TH JULY 2022 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

11.

TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING NOTICES OF MOTION:-

11.1

NOTICE OF MOTION SUBMITTED BY COUNCILLOR LEWIS DAVIES

“This Council:

a.     Calls on the Westminster Government to devolve to the Welsh Government the authority for deciding on bank holidays in Wales (through the Banking & Financial Dealings Act 1971) in the same way as at present in Scotland and Northern Ireland, and that we ask all Councils in Wales to make a similar request through the Welsh Local Government Association.

b.     Notes that there is public support for the creation of a bank holiday on St. David’s Day in Wales, and that the Welsh Government has on numerous occasions asked the UK Government to devolve the necessary powers.

c.      Asks Cabinet to investigate the possibility and implications of denoting St David’s Day as an additional day of paid leave for its staff on March 1st annually.

d.     Asks Cabinet to consider how the Council can further support St. David’s Day celebrations on and around March 1st, working in conjunction with Town and Community Councils and other key partners to deliver cultural and economic benefits.”

 

11.2

NOTICE OF MOTION SUBMITTED BY COUNCILLOR JOHN JAMES

“That this Council acknowledges the severe negative impact the cost of living crisis is having already on the everyday life of Carmarthenshire residents and in this instance on families sending their children to school and paying for items such as uniforms, stationery, food, as well as coping with the lack of transport to school.

 

Also, that this Council respectfully requests the Council’s Cabinet to reinstate the School Transport Advisory Panel made up of a political balanced membership as well as the appropriate Cabinet Member and supported by all relevant personnel to investigate all options that could help these families.”

 

11.3

NOTICE OF MOTION BY COUNCILLOR SHELLY GODFREY-COLES

“That this council demonstrates support for all victims of domestic abuse and has a zero policy towards perpetrators.

 

To increase support for victims of domestic abuse this Council will also reform our White Ribbon Ambassador scheme to make it cross party, commit to strengthening relationship with local domestic abuse charities and launch a social media campaign educating and supporting residents on the issues of domestic abuse”.

 

12.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS (NONE RECEIVED).

13.

QUESTIONS BY MEMBERS:-

13.1

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR KEVIN MADGE TO COUNCILLOR DARREN PRICE, LEADER OF THE COUNCIL

I would like to know from the Leader of the Council what action is going to be taken to put the Garnant Workman’s Hall in a safe condition before winter and resolve the biggest eye sore in the Amman Valley, in addition it is the biggest fire risk in Carmarthenshire and a danger to all local residents”.

 

13.2

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR KEVIN MADGE TO COUNCILLOR EDWARD THOMAS, CABINET MEMBER FOR TRANSPORT, WASTE AND INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

“I would like to know from the Cabinet member what action is going to be taken to repair the footbridge at Golwg yr Amman to Cwmamman Park.  It is 26 years old and is rusting away and needs urgent re painting and cleaning before it rust away and needs replacing”.

 

13.3

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR KEVIN MADGE TO COUNCILLOR JANE TREMLETT, CABINET MEMBER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Could I have an update regarding the Cwmamman Day centre. When are the County Council planning to open the Day centre for the whole week providing 30 clients with services. In addition, what are your plans to open the kitchen at centre for local people to enable the provision of meals on wheels and a luncheon club on a Thursday for local pensioners”.

13.4

QUESTION BY COUNCILLOR MARTYN PALFREMAN TO COUNCILLOR GARETH JOHN, CABINET MEMBER FOR REGENERATION, LEISURE, CULTURE AND TOURISM

“It is noted that Carmarthenshire will receive £38.6m over the next 3 years through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and that a high-level regional Investment Plan has been submitted for approval. Please could the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism advise on the following:

1.     The process for agreeing which local projects go forward and who will be involved in these decisions.

2.     Arrangements for ensuring that the needs and priorities of all communities across Carmarthenshire are reflected in the approved projects.

3.     Whether safeguards in place to ensure that local priorities are not subsumed into those set at regional level, and what these safeguards are.

4.     The state of preparedness of proposed projects, which will obviously need to ‘hit the ground running’ to optimise spend and outcomes, particularly in Year 1.

5.     Whether the spend profile for the Fund is split proportionately across each year, with a smaller allocation in Year 1 because approved projects are unlikely to start until late 2022 at the earliest”. 

 

14.

THE UNAFFILIATED MEMBERS HAVE NOMINATED COUNCILLOR JOHN JENKINS TO FILL THEIR VACANCY ON THE SOCIAL CARE AND HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

15.

MINUTES FOR INFORMATION (AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON THE WEBSITE)

15.1

STANDARDS COMMITTEE - 13TH JUNE 2022

15.2

APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE 'B' - 6TH JULY 2022

15.3

LICENSING COMMITTEE - 12TH JULY 2022

15.4

GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE - 15TH JULY 2022

15.5

MEMBER APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE - 22ND JULY 2022

15.6

PLANNING COMMITTEE - 28TH JULY 2022

15.7

STANDARDS COMMITTEE - 28TH JULY (RECONVENED 4TH AUGUST 2022)

15.8

PLANNING COMMITTEE - 18TH AUGUST 2022

15.9

STANDARDS COMMITTEE - 25TH AUGUST 2022