Agenda

Council
Wednesday, 10th March, 2021 15:00

Venue: remotely - via Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.

 

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal and prejudicial interest from Members/Officers in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct adopted by Council from 1 September 2008. 

 

3.

To receive announcements from:

(i) Mayor (or person presiding)

(ii) Members of the Cabinet

(iii) Chief Executive

 

4.

To receive announcements by the Leader

5.

To receive the following question from a representative of the 'Save Our Fields' Group to the Cabinet Member - Communities

We were delighted that, in the wake of the Brackla Hill feasibility study, Cabinet members of Bridgend County Borough Council have publically recognised the value of green spaces to the wellbeing of their residents and communities. Cllr David has recognised “the value of that public open green space to the community of Brackla”, Cllr Smith has acknowledged that his “disposition has always been preserving open spaces” and Cllr Burnett has even gone so far as to say that “the extensive work that has been carried out will ensure the preservation of Brackla Hill as a green open space.”

 

Article 11.01 of the Council’s Constitution permits the Council to undertake joint arrangements with other bodies in the interests of promoting well-being, these being powers granted by the Local Government Act 2000.

 

In recognition of these powers, the vital role green spaces play in our emotional and physical well-being, particularly in the height of a global pandemic, and BCBC’s current commitment to not develop on Brackla Hill, does the Cabinet Member agree to follow through with Cllr Burnet’s promise to preserve Brackla Hill as a green open space and immediately begin the process of working with Fields in Trust to legally protect both Brackla Hill and the green open space at Channel View and Foxfields through a Deed of Dedication?

 

 

           

 

6.

Pay Policy Statement - 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

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7.

Bridgend Town Heat Network Project Phase 1 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

8.

Educational Facilities and Residential Development Supplementary Planning Guidance pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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9.

Related Party Transactions 2020-21 and Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 338 KB

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10.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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11.

To receive the following Questions from:

Councillor Altaf Hussain to the Leader

 

In Wales, 60% of the adult population and 1 in 8 children age 4-5 years are overweight or obese and each year this figure is increasing. There is consistent evidence that obesity (excess weight) is associated with an increased COVID-19 risk in addition to the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases which themselves increase the risk of complications in someone who contracts COVID-19. Knowing that excess weight is one of the few preventable risk factors for COVID-19, could the Leader let us know what measures he is taking to help those residents who are living with overweight or obesity to lose weight in a sustainable manner, together with interventions to prevent weight gain and reduce risk of COVID-19 in our Borough?

 

Councillor Tim Thomas to the Cabinet Member – Social Services and Early Help

 

Compared with other local authorities, how well do children in care do at school, both academically and in terms of other achievements?

 

Councillor Matthew Voisey to the Leader

 

why is this Labour administration discriminating against some key workers, by not allowing those in the private sector access to childcare provisions during this current lockdown, considering these are the very workers the Labour party claims to look after, part time workers and those on or near minimum wage?

 

 

 

 

12.

Urgent Items

To consider any item(s) of business in respect of which notice has been given in accordance with Part 4 (paragraph 4) of the Council Procedure Rules and which the person presiding at the meeting is of the opinion should by reason of special circumstances be transacted at the meeting as a matter of urgency.