Decisions

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Decisions published

11/09/2019 - Early Release of Permanent Ill Health Benefits (Tier 1) ref: 5065    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer SRS

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

To seek approval to the early release of ill health benefits

Lead officer: Matt Lewis


11/09/2019 - Termination of Employment on the Grounds of Capability Arising Through Ill Health ref: 5064    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

To seek approval to terminate employment on the grounds of ill health

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


12/09/2019 - Continuation of Payment of Honorarium to Principal Traffic Management and Road Safety Officer ref: 5063    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 12/09/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to extend an honorarium payment from August 2019 for a maximum period of 3 months

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


11/09/2019 - DISPOSAL OF GARAGE 9 WEST VIEW TERRACE, BLAENAVON ref: 5060    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 11/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the disposal of Garage 9 West View Terrace, Blaenavon, as per the terms contained within this report.

Wards affected: Blaenavon;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


11/09/2019 - PROPOSED LEASE RENEWAL – CWMBRAN BOYS CLUB, WAYFIELD CRESCENT, PONTNEWYDD, CWMBRAN ref: 5059    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 11/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the granting of a new lease to Cwmbran Boys Club to remain in occupation of The Cwmbran Boys Club Building, Wayfield Crescent, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, at an annual rent of £5 per annum, as per the content of this report.

Wards affected: Pontnewydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


11/09/2019 - RELEASE OF RESERVE FUNDING FOR THE CREATION OF A NEW REPOSITORY ref: 5058    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member Decisions - Resources

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Executive Member Decisions - Resources

Decision published: 11/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The Executive Member Resources agreed to the release of reserve funding from the Chief Executive’s Service specific reserve, in accordance with the reasoning set out in the report.


10/09/2019 - Greenmeadow Community Farm: Update of the Costings for Scrutiny Committee Recommendations / Fferm gymunedol Greenmeadow: Diweddariad ar y Costau ar gyfer Argymhellion y Pwyllgor Craffu ref: 5054    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

 

(i)    To accept that there were a number of areas requiring further exploration and a sub group of Cabinet members working with Officers will be required to work these through.

(ii)  To accept that recommendation 1 was not a financially viable proposal without significant capital works and investments being required to ensure the farm buildings were fit for purpose to accommodate additional office space.

(iii)To accept that, at this stage, the environmental concerns limit the scope for disposing of land to re-invest in the Farm. However, with further exploration there could be possible alternative options which may provide a capital receipt. Therefore, further work was required by the task and finish group to progress this consideration.

(iv)To accept that recommendation 3 in principle does contribute to the budget saving by £45,000 and is a viable option to implement but to note that further consultation would be required to ensure staff were involved in any discussions before a final decision was made.

(v)  That the task and finish group fully review all options for the Catering function and to implement a model ranging between amending the current arrangements and a totally vending only service. With the stipulations being that the new arrangements were implemented as soon as possible and by 1st February 2020.

(vi)To accept that recommendation 5 under scenario 1 would be the most financially beneficial with the least detrimental impact to the farm operation and its staffing structure in comparison to each of the other scenarios.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS:Councillor Mandy Owen declared a personal interest as she was a Council appointed member of Greenmeadow Community Farm Shadow Board.

 


10/09/2019 - Financial Forecast 2019/20 / Rhagolwg Ariannol 2019/20 ref: 5053    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed that:

(i)            The forecast position in respect of each service area were noted;

(ii)          The actions being taken by the relevant service Chief Officers to address their adverse variances were endorsed;

(iii)         The budget for intervention, prevention and T22 was supplemented for 2019/20 by the carried forward reserve as outlined in paragraph 5.5 of the report.

(iv)         Specific approvals relating to the use, or amendment, of reserves were only actioned by the Executive Member for Resources in accordance with normal practice.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Lead officer: David Lilly


10/09/2019 - Business Continuity Management Strategy & Policy Statement / Strategaeth Rheolaeth Parhad Busnes a Datganiad Polisi ref: 5055    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the Business Continuity Management Strategy & Policy Statement attached to the report at appendix 1, and instruct the Head of PSSU to implement across the Council.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Lead officer: Lyndon Puddy


10/09/2019 - Participation in the Patrol Adjudication Joint Committee / Cymryd Rhan yn y Cydbwyllgor Dyfarnu Patrol ref: 5056    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval for the participation in the Patrol Adjudication Joint Committee, to execute the agreement and to appoint a Councillor to be a Member of the Committee

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

(i)            For the Local Authority to participate in the Patrol Adjudication Joint Committee.

(ii)          That the Memorandum of Participation in the Patrol Adjudication Joint Committee is signed, sealed and the Agreement is executed.

(iii)         That the Executive Member for Environment be nominated to sit on the Patrol Adjudication Joint Committee.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kerrie Smith, Paul Wheeldon


04/09/2019 - HONORARIUM PAYMENTS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES EMPLOYEES ref: 5052    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 09/09/2019

Effective from: 04/09/2019

Decision:

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

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


06/09/2019 - RESALE COVENANT SCHEME 55 ROSEMEAD.GREENMEADOW, CWMBRAN, TORFAEN ref: 5051    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 06/09/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves that formal consent is granted for the marketing and sale of 55 Rosemead Greenmeadow Cwmbran at the selling price of £101,744.

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


06/09/2019 - PROPOSED LEASE SURRENDER AND RE GRANT OF NEW LEASE – 3 LLANGATTOCK COURT, THE HIGHWAY, CROESYCEILIOG, CWMBRAN ref: 5050    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 06/09/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves to accept a surrender of the existing lease and then re grant a new lease on 3 Llangattock Court, The Highway, Croseyceiliog, Cwmbran, as per the details contained within this report.

Wards affected: Croesyceiliog North;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


06/09/2019 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 16 HERITAGE COURT, GILCHRIST THOMAS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, BLAENAVON ref: 5049    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/09/2019

Effective from: 06/09/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Unit 16 Heritage Court, Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon at an annual rent of £5,000, as per the details contained within this report.

Wards affected: Blaenavon;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


03/09/2019 - Safeguarding in Education ref: 5048    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Education

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

The purpose of this report is to provide an annual update on safeguarding in the Education service and schools together with an overview of planned future work

Lead officer: Dermot McChrystal


28/08/2019 - LICENCE AGREEMENT – LAND SOUTH OF GILCHRIST THOMAS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, BLAENAVON, TORFAEN ref: 5047    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 28/08/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the grant of a licence agreement to The Coal Authority to facilitate the excavation and de-sludge of the lagoon reed bed (mine water treatment site) serving the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon on the terms detailed in this report.

Wards affected: Blaenavon;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


28/08/2019 - DEED OF EASEMENT (STORM SEWER PIPE) – MAENDY SQUARE, UPPER CWMBRAN, CWMBRAN ref: 5046    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 28/08/2019

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the grant of a permanent storm water pipe easement to Welsh Water on the terms detailed in this report.

Wards affected: Upper Cwmbran;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula