Decisions

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Decisions published

14/08/2019 - HONORARIUM PAYMENTS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES EMPLOYEES ref: 5038    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 15/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

To seek approval from the Chief Officer to make honorarium payments to Children and Family Services Employees

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


14/08/2019 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 12 PONTNEWYNYDD SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE, PONTNEWYNYDD, PONTYPOOL ref: 5037    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the occupation of Unit 12 Pontnewynydd Small Business Centre, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool at an annual rent of £3,250, on the details outlined in this report.

Wards affected: Pontnewynydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


14/08/2019 - PROPOSED LEASE RENEWAL – UNIT 20 OLDBURY BUSINESS CENTRE, OLDBURY ROAD, CWMBRAN ref: 5036    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the renewal of the lease of Unit 20 Oldbury Business Centre, Oldbury Road, Cwmbran at an annual rent of £4,100 on the details outlined in this report.

Wards affected: Llantarnam;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


14/08/2019 - FINANCIAL SERVICES – MINOR CHANGE TO STAFF STRUCTURE ref: 5035    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

To consider amendments to the small corporate ICT client team within Financial Services.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


13/08/2019 - Proposed New Tenancy - Springboard Business Innovation Centre - Dialogic (UK) Limited ref: 5034    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 13/08/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for the granting of a 12 month tenancy agreement to Dialogic (UK) Limited for Unit 29, Springboard Business Innovation Centre

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


09/08/2019 - Fees and Charges - Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection 2019-2020 ref: 5033    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 13/08/2019

Effective from: 09/08/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for the fees and charges across the Service Area as outlined in Appendix 2

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/08/2019 - ADDITIONAL COMMENTS - CONSULTATION REPORT ON CWMBRAN HIGH SCHOOL AND PROPOSED FUTURE GOVERNANCE ARRANGEMENTS ref: 5032    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member Decisions - Education

Made at meeting: 13/08/2019 - Executive Member Decisions - Education

Decision published: 13/08/2019

Effective from: 13/08/2019

Decision:

The Executive Member confirms the original decision which gave approval to the Chief Officer Education to make an application to the Welsh Ministers for consent to constitute the Governing Body as an Interim Executive Board in accordance with Schedule 1 to the 2013 Act.


08/08/2019 - Proposed temporary prohibition of pedestrians on public footpath nos 6,7 and 8 Cwmbran: Third Phase of Development, Wrens Nest Farm, Pontnewydd ref: 5031    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 13/08/2019

Effective from: 08/08/2019

Decision:

Approval sought under delegated powers to make a Temporary Prohibition of Pedestrians Order, in respect of the above named public footpath

Wards affected: Pontnewydd;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/08/2019 - Temporary Amendment to the Adult Community Learning Structure ref: 5030    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 13/08/2019

Effective from: 07/08/2019

Decision:

Approval sought tomake a temporary amendment to the adult community learning structure

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


08/08/2019 - Termination of Employment on Grounds of Unsatisfactory Probationary Period ref: 5029    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 13/08/2019

Effective from: 08/08/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to terminate employment on the grounds of an unsatisfactory probationary period

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


24/07/2019 - Highway Maintenance Needs Based Capital and Welsh Government Grant Works Programme 2019/20 ref: 5028    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 24/07/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for expenditure on the schemes included in the Council's Highway Maintenance and Needs Based and Welsh Government Grant Works Programme for 2019/20

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


24/07/2019 - Recruitment to cover roles within the Inspire to Work and Inspire to Achieve Projects ref: 5027    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 24/07/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to recruit staff into the Inspire to Work and Inspire to Achieve Project Teams to cover staff absences.

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


05/08/2019 - Exemption From Tendering Under Contract Standing Orders - Travel Buddy Scheme ref: 5025    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 05/08/2019

Decision:

To inform the Chief Officer of The Travel Buddies Scheme, and see Exemption from Contract Orders for a fixed period of time. The reasons for looking to secure an exemption are the time limits due to the funding restrictions and the need to work with a specific Gwent wide provider.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


05/08/2019 - Excemption From Tendering Under Contract Standing Orders - A Good Life ref: 5024    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 05/08/2019

Decision:

To inform the Chief Officer of A Good Life project, and seek exemption from Contract Standing Orders for a fixed period of time. The reasons for looking to secrure an exemption are the time limits due to the funding restrictions and the need to work with a specific type of Gwent wide provider

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


06/08/2019 - Proposed Structural Changes Within Human Resources ref: 5023    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/08/2019

Effective from: 06/08/2019

Decision:

This report proposes changes to the HR establishment that are enabled by the deletion of two vacant positions, the creation of alternative positions and amendment to existing positions. As well as enhancing service capacity, the proposed changes will facilitate internal career development, demonstrate the Council’s commitment to supporting the employment of Armed Forces Veterans and provide a permanent and paid supported employment position for a disabled employee. The proposals also release a modest budgetary saving of approximately £6,000 per annum. In summary, the changes proposed are as follows:

• The deletion of a vacant full-time Senior HR Adviser position (Grade 8)
• The creation of a full-time HR Adviser position (Career Grade 5 – 7) ring-fenced to staff within HR Services
• The subsequent deletion of a position within HR Services (Grade 4)
• The creation of a supported employment position on a permanent basis for two days per week (Grade 1)
• The creation of a full-time trainee role within Organisational Development (Grade 1) and the appointment of an Armed Forces Veteran to this position.
• The re-grading of three Health and Safety Advisers from Grade 7 to Grade 8 to recognise additional responsibilities following the deletion of the Health and Safety Manager position.
• The re-grading of two HR Services Officer positions from Grade 4 to Grade 5 to recognise additional responsibilities associated with providing support for triage support to the service as well as responsibility for a routine employee relations caseload primarily related to recruitment and absence management activity.
• The increase in hours from 30hrs per week to full-time for a vacant Senior Systems Officer position.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


02/08/2019 - Request to Make Minor Staffing Changes to the Structure Within the Admin & Business Support Service ref: 5022    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 02/08/2019

Decision:

To request the approval of the Assistant Chief Executive (Resources) to:

permanently re-grade an officer in the Admin & Business Support (ABS) Service in recognition of them undertaking additional onerous duties;

increase the hours of a Business Support Assistant in the Central Education Hub (ALN/Inclusion) to meet increased demand in a vulnerable service area;

approve a temporary honorarium for a Business Support Assistant in the Adult Community Learning (ACL) ABS Hub and

approve the request for flexible retirement of a Business Support Officer, Sports Development.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius