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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 5, Guildhall, Swansea. View directions

Contact: Scrutiny 636292 

No. Item


Disclosure of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


·         None


Minutes. pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To approve & sign the Notes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:


·         Approved


Public Questions


·         None


Budget Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB

  • Ben Smith - Head of Financial Services & Service Centre



·         The draft budget has been published

·         Final settlement due end of December

·         Expectation between £1.5m - £3m

·         Much of the money will be ring-fenced



Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 216 KB

·         Ben Smith - Head of Financial Services & Service Centre


Additional documents:


·         Services overspent by £8.5m

·         £2.7m to be addressed by the end of the year 2018/19

·         Spend pressures in social care

·         Some capital underspend relieves some pressure on capital financing charges

·         Housing Revenue Account – no issues

·         Every vacant post goes before CMT for approval

·         The earmarked reserves are only drawn on advice from 151 Officer

·         Making some inroads to savings stretch targets but not as much as required

·         Totality of ER/VR from the restructure reserve

·         The sickness savings target is about looking to reduce the overall sickness bill

·         Looking at different way of working like agile working creating a better work life balance – trials around flexi and core hours

·         Some issues around the pace and scale of delivery of savings



Annual Review of Well-being Objectives and Corporate Plan 2018/22 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

·         Councillor Clive Lloyd – Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Performance

·         Richard Rowlands – Corporate Performance Manager

Additional documents:


·         The plan was reviewed to meet requirements

·         Following a review of progress and evidence

·         Addition of a new objective which maximises the contribution to the Well-being of Future Generations Act under the resilient Wales goal and the Environment Act. Ensures better aligned with the Corporate Plan and Well-being Plan

·         Wales Audit Office certified the plan as meeting requirements under legislation

·         No Brexit implications in the plan

·         Collaborative working needs to list the bodies who are working together



Planning Annual Report 2017/18

·         Councillor David Hopkins – Cabinet Member for Delivery

·         Ryan Thomas - Development Conservation and Design Manager


·         The Planning process is working well, the officers have change the way of working and that has been a success

·         The Planning Committee is streamlined and takes their responsibilities seriously

·         Some concerns over enforcement of planning breaches

·         Public concern over ecological enforcement – if breaches are found they will be dealt with

·         The previous monitoring officer was grant funded and this funding ended

·         Previous call in system was used inappropriately so the new system is better

·         Questions around the transparency of planning applications around Councillor involvement


Work Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 67 KB


·         Discussed

Letter to Cabinet Member pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Response from Cabinet Member pdf icon PDF 480 KB


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