Council - Wednesday, 15th September, 2021 15:00

Venue: remotely - via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence from Members.


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.  


Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 375 KB

To receive for approval the minutes of 21/07/2021


Programme of Presentations to future meetings of Council pdf icon PDF 118 KB


To receive announcements from:

(i) Mayor (or person presiding)

(ii) Members of the Cabinet

(iii) Chief Executive


To receive announcements by the Leader


Scrutiny Annual Report pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Social Services Annual Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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Representation at the Magistrates' Court pdf icon PDF 222 KB


Reappointments to the Standards Committee pdf icon PDF 494 KB


Amendment to the Constitution and Scheme of Delegation of Functions pdf icon PDF 300 KB

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Information Report for Noting pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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Proposed Changes to the JNC Senior Management Structure pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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To receive the following Questions from:

Councillor Altaf Hussain to the Leader

Leader, we are all responding to competing needs, the environment and future of the planet at the same time as responding to a housing crisis. Can you confirm how you will balance the need to both develop our environment and reduce carbon emissions at the same time as engaging communities about proposed developments which are sometimes poorly thought through?”


Councillor Tim Thomas to the Deputy Leader

Can the Cabinet Member for Resources reveal the levels of litter and detritus across   County Borough public highways and how do these levels compare over the last five  years?



Notice of Motion Proposed by Councillor RL Penhale-Thomas

This council recognises:

  • the success of the Welsh Government-backed Free Breakfasts in Primary Schools scheme 
  • Welsh Government and Welsh local authorities' efforts in provision of free school meals throughout school holidays during the Covid pandemic to 31 August 2021 
  • the significant and myriad benefits of a nutritionally balanced, healthy school meal, including on educational attainment, mental and physical health and childhood obesity 
  • data compiled by the Child Poverty Action Group (Wales) highlighting that of the 129,000 school-age children living below the poverty line in Wales, over 55,000 are not eligible, mainly because their parents are in low-paid jobs which take them over the eligibility threshold
  • the severe impact the withdrawal of the £20 Universal Credit uplift will have on the most vulnerable families across the county borough 


This council believes:

  • it is unacceptable in a modern society that children still go hungry 


This council calls on Welsh Government to:

  • extend its eligibility policy on free school meals to include all children whereby their family is in receipt of Universal Credit or equivalent benefits 
  • extend its eligibility policy on free school meals to include all children whereby their family has no recourse to public funds 
  • undertake a review into the universal provision of free school meals 


This council calls on UK Government to:

  • withdraw its planned reduction in Universal Credit uplift


Councillor R L Penhale-Thomas

Co-signed by Cllr Alex Williams and Councillor Malcolm James



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.