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                                                                        Agenda Item No.

 

CABINET

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 10 February, 2014.

 

Present: Councillor N. Moore (Chairman); Councillor S.C. Egan (Vice-Chairman); Councillors, B.E. Brooks, L. Burnett, R.F. Curtis, C.P.J. Elmore and G. John.

 

Also Present: Councillor K. Hatton.

                                                    

C2187                        MINUTES –

                  

RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 27 January, 2014 be approved as a correct record.

 

C2188            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST –

 

No declarations of interest were received.

 

C2189                        CORPORATE PARENTING PANEL -

 

The minutes of the Corporate Parenting Panel meeting held on 18 October 2013 were presented

 

Present: Councillor C. Elmore (Chairman), Councillor S. Egan, Councillor J Birch, Councillor R. Bertin, Councillor E Williams, Councillor V Hartrey. P. Evans (Director of Social and Care Services), Rachael Evans (Head of Children & Young People Services), C. Limbrick (Operational Manager), K. Conway (Team Manager), S Marsh (Specialist Teacher – LAC), Nadia Lovell (NYAS), Gareth Jacobs (NYAS).

 

 

 

Actions

(1)

Apologies for absence

 

 

1.1

 

Councillor A Parker, J. Smith (Safeguarding Officer), L. Jones (Head of Achievement - Learning and Skills),

 

 

(2)

To receive declarations of Interest

 

 

2.1

 

No declarations of interest were received.

 

 

All Agreed

(3)

Minutes and Matters Arising 1 July 2013

 

 

3.1

 

 

The minutes of 1 July 2013 meeting were agreed as a correct record.

 

Councillor Elmore confirmed that Councillor R Traherne would be replacing Councillor A Parker for future meetings.

 

 

 

All Agreed

(4)

NYAS  - Update – Gareth Jacobs & Nadia Lovell

 

 

4.1

 

Gareth Jacobs and Nadia Lovell presented an overview of the activities and work achieved by NYAS during the last 6 months. NYAS had been providing an advocacy service for the Vale of Glamorgan since 2011.

 

The Service was for looked after children and the advocacy support provided by NYAS involved looking at issues such as contact with family, placement planning, disabilities transition, short breaks, support to attend Looked After Children reviews, access to legal advice, conflicting views with a social worker, and access to files to make an appeal or complaint.

 

Councillor Elmore and panel members thanked Gareth and Nadia for producing and presenting their updated report.

 

 

(5)

Education Report on Looked After Children Achievement -  Martine Coles

 

 

5.1

 

Martine Coles presented her report on the attainment of looked after children.

 

The key findings of the report were highlighted below;

 

Looked After Children were a highly mobile population and their educational attainment needed to be carefully tracked. There was a need for records to be kept up to date. Where there was underachievement for LAC this needed to be identified and then challenged.

The report outlined that the All Wales (2012) LAC figures included children who had been in care for more than three months. Previous Vale LAC data included children who had been in care for more than a year. The Vale of Glamorgan LAC data was from 2013 and included all children who were looked after. Comparisons could not be statistically valid because of the small numbers and the data is not like for like.

In Key Stage 3, LAC out performed their All Wales counterparts in achieving their CSI. At the end of the Key Stage 2, LAC underperformed in comparison to the Vale and the All Wales data.

In Key Stage 4, the LAC who sat GCSEs performed well.  19 out of 36 LAC sat GCSEs at the end of Key Stage 4. Some LAC performed well and achieved outstanding GCSE results.

Currently 6 LAC are attending university at present.

The overall performance compared to all Wales LAC data was good but it was important to use the Vale and the all Wales data to raise the expectation of looked after children.

The report suggested that a way forward was to systematically track the attainment and achievement of Looked After Children. There would be an amended Personal Education Plan (PEP) to support the child to reach their full potential.  From January 2014, all Vale LAC attending schools within the Local Authority, in Key Stage 2 and 3 would undergo a reading test each term to monitor the attainment and direct additional support when it was required.

 

 

(6)

Any Other Business

 

 

6.1

 

No other business was reported.

 

 

(7)

Next Meeting Dates 2014

 

 

7.1

 

Monday  3 of February at 5.00pm

Cabinet Meeting Room

 

Monday 19th May 2014 at 5pm

Cabinet Meeting Room

 

Monday 15th September 2014 at 5pm

Cabinet Meeting Room

 

Monday 15th December 2014 at 5pm

Cabinet Meeting Room

 

 

All Agreed

 

RESOLVED – T H A T the minutes of the Corporate Parenting Panel held on the 18 of October 2013 be noted.

 

Reason for decision

 

To note the minutes.

 

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C2190                        REVENUE AND CAPITAL MONITORING FOR THE PERIOD 1ST APRIL 2013 TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2013 (REF) -

 

The Scrutiny Committee (Social Care and Health) on 13 January, 2014 considered the above report of the Director of Social Services.

 

Committee received a report which advised of the position in respect of revenue and capital expenditure for the period 1st April to 30th November 2013 regarding those revenue and capital budgets which formed this Committee’s remit.  The Committee also received an update on the progress made in delivering the Social Services Budget Programme. 

 

It was projected that the service would outturn within target at the end of the financial year.

 

Children and Young People’s Services – the major issue was the need to manage continued pressure on the children’s placement budget.  The current projected outturn for the jointly funded Residential Placements budget for Looked After Children was an overspend of £508k.  Any overspend at year end would be funded in proportion to the original contributions made to the joint budget i.e. £457k (90%) Social Services and £51k (10%) Education.  In addition to the joint budget, a high cost placement provision of £1.46m was established as part of the budget setting process for 2013/14.  To date, £223k of the provision had been committed, which was established as part of the budget setting process for 2013/14.  To date, £223k of the provision had been committed, which was in addition to expenditure incurred within the joint budget.  There were potential underspends elsewhere in Children’s Services of around £240k which could be used to offset this position.  The increase in expenditure on the joint residential budget had resulted in a reduction in expenditure of £71k on alternative means of provision and accommodation costs required for the current cohort of children.  In addition, other areas of underspend were £50k on the legal expenses budget, £65k additional adoption income and £20k on administrative staff.  The Business Management and Innovation Division was expected to underspend and any variance would be apportioned to the service areas, therefore £34k of the underspend would be allocated to Children’s Services.  It was currently anticipated that there would be a £217k overspend.

 

Adult Services – the major issue was the continuing pressure on Community Care Packages, the Division’s most volatile budget and the one most dependent upon levels of service demand which were not entirely within the Council’s direct control.  At present the projected year end position was an overspend of £685k.  Actions therefore still needed to be taken to review all processes and to address the shortfall.  There were potential underspends elsewhere in Adult Services of around £609k which could be used to offset this position.  These areas were £230k following the closure of Bryneithin, £254k on staffing and £41k on premises.  With the levels of savings required for 2014/15 and 2015/16, budgets were being re-examined during 2013/14 with a view to their possible realignment as part of the consideration of new models of service delivery.  Future savings were planned for these areas and some positions and premises costs were lower than expected as a result of the commencement of some of these plans ahead of schedule.  The Business Management and Innovation Division was anticipated to underspend and any variance apportioned to the service areas, i.e. £84k of the underspend would be allocated to Adult Services.  This would result in a currently anticipated overspend of £76k.

 

Business Management and Innovation – the majority of this budget was recharged to Children’s and Adult Services and was therefore showing a breakeven position at year end.  The position before recharges to services was an underspend of £118k.  This was made up of an underspend on staffing, mainly due to staff vacancies which were held prior to the introduction of the new staffing structure in the Protection and Policy section.  This underspend had meant that there had been a reduced internal recharge to Children’s and Adult Services of £118k.

 

Areas of savings had been identified this year which were £293k above the required target.  This could be used to offset the overspend identified above and a balanced budget was currently projected for year end.  A major issue which would affect the service between now and the end of the financial year would be the impact of winter pressures.  This could not be quantified but would be closely monitored and reported to future meetings.

 

Appendix 2 to the report detailed financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 30th November 2013.

 

With regard to the Social Services Budget Programme Update, the Directorate was currently required to find savings totalling £6.0m by the end of 2016/17.  Savings totalling £6.189m had currently been identified.  The surplus would be used to mitigate any additional savings to be found in future years.

 

The Social Services Directorate was committed to achieving a balanced budget.  The corporate programme board and project teams overseeing the plan would continue to develop it further and ensure delivery and progress.  Progress updates would be reported as part of the overall financial monitoring report for the Directorate.

 

In noting the contents of the report, a Councillor observed that “prevention†was key.  Members were advised that the Directorate was always focused on prevention. 

 

A Member noted that savings had been identified this year which were £293k over the required target and enquired where the savings had been identified.  Committee were advised that the savings had been taken out of the budget in advance of next year. 

 

A Member enquired as to the position regarding Woodlands and was advised that the demolition contract had been awarded.

 

In referring to reference A15 of Appendix 4 relating to negotiations with the Welsh Government on the impact of the £50 cap, officers were asked as to the outcome of the negotiations.  Committee were advised that the Council had received the settlement figure from the Welsh Government for 2014/15 and that the lower allocation had been awarded despite the Council having made a robust argument in its favour.  The situation would continue to be monitored.

 

In referring to reference A21 of Appendix 4 to the report “Right Sizing Learning Disability Collaboration Project†Members enquired as to what was meant by the phrase “a pilot had commenced†and were advised that a Brokerage Hub had been agreed across the Consortium whereby the Council would purchase care through the Consortium.  To date, success had been limited as compared with the other Authorities involved in the Consortium, however the Council was continuing to assess the situation. 

RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)          T H A T the position with regard to the 2013/14 revenue and capital monitoring be noted.

 

(2)          T H A T the progress made in delivering the Social Services Budget Programme be noted and referred to Cabinet for information.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)          That Members are aware of the position with regard to the 2013/14 revenue and capital monitoring relevant to this Scrutiny Committee.

 

(2)          That Members are aware of the progress made to date on the Social Services Budget Programme.â€

 

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Cabinet having considered the recommendation of the Scrutiny Committee (Social Care and Health)

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the contents of the report be noted.

 

Reason for decision

 

To note the contents of the report.

 

 

C2191                        CAPITAL MONITORING: 1ST APRIL TO 30TH NOVEMBER 2013 (REF) –

 

The Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources) on 21 January, 2014 considered the above report of the Managing Director.

 

Details of financial progress on the Capital Programme as at 30th November 2013 were appended to the report.  Details were contained within the report under the following headings as summarised below:

 

·               Learning and Skills

-     Albert Primary School Emergency Works to Ceilings – request to vire £35,000 from the Education Asset Renewal Contingency Budget

-     Barry Comprehensive Boiler House Remedial Works – request to vire £10,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement

-    High Street Ceiling Overboarding – anticipated cost of the scheme was £25,000 and would be funded by the following virements:

-    Transfer of £9,000 from High Street Boiler Replacement

-    Transfer of £6,000 from Gwenfo Primary School Boiler

-    Transfer of £10,000 from Romilly Primary Replacement of Cast Iron Gutters

-    Romilly Ceiling Overboarding – anticipated cost of the scheme was £30,000 and to be funded by the following virements:

-    Transfer of £7,000 from slippage for Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings

-    Transfer of £17,000 from slippage from Pendoylan School Remodelling

-    Transfer of £6,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement

-    Ysgol Sant Curig Rebuild Deteriorating Masonry and Emergency Overboarding – anticipated cost of the scheme was £59,000 with the scheme to be funded by the following virements:

-    Transfer of £20,000 from Barry Comprehensive Main Block Roof

-    Transfer of £19,000 from Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings

-    Ysgol Nant Talwg – the Welsh Government had recently issued its allocation for 21st Century Schools Funding and it confirmed subject to completion of a business case to the Welsh Government a grant funding of £1.2 million which had been allocated to the scheme for 2013/14.  This was an increase of £200,000 on the initial 2013/14 budget but was a rephasing of grant rather than an additional grant so it was requested that the 2013/14 capital budget be increased by £200,000 and the 2014/15 capital budget be reduced by £200,000 to reflect the funding reprofiling.

 

·               Visible Services and Housing

-    Flood Risk Management – a request to delay funding for the following Flood Risk Management Schemes until 2014/15 and include the said schemes in the 2014/15 Capital Budget:

-    Flood Risk Management at Boverton - £250,000 to provide match funding if Welsh Government approve the proposed scheme

-    Flood Risk Management at Coldbrook - £138,000 to provide match funding required for increased construction costs.

-    Gileston to Old Mill – request to increase Capital Programme by £2.750m funding approved by Welsh Government for the construction phase scheme. 

-    Housing Improvement Plan – request for a number of virements to amend budget to reflect the amount set out in Appendix E to the Housing Business Plan which was previously approved by the Cabinet on 2nd December 2013 (C2113 refers).

-    Emergency Contingency Works – virement requested to fund the following schemes:  Spawling concrete – survey and safety work £10,000; Llantwit Major Housing Lights £1,000; Retaining Wall Laleston Close, Gibbonsdown £12,500 and New Landlords Supply 93 Glebe Street - £5,000.

 

·               Development Services

-    Regional Transport Consortia (SEWTA) – additional funding had been offered as set out below to ensure that this funding was spent within the financial year 2013/14 and it being noted that this had been built into the Capital Programme for 2013/14 using the Managing Director’s Emergency Powers:

-    £3,000 for development of Road Safety Capital Schemes

-    £14,000 for Bus Stop upgrades on A48

-    £13,000 for additional Greenlinks Transport Minibus

-    £24,000 for an additional Greenlinks Transport Minibus and accessible car.

In addition to the above funding further funding of £36,000 had been awarded towards the cost of the Railway Walk Cycle Scheme.  This totalled the award for 2013/14 to £220,000. 

-    Rights of Way Improvement Plan (ROWIP) – following approval of additional funding by Natural Resources Wales of £30,400 to cover the following projects:

-    £8,000 to fund preparation of new definitive map, analysis and reporting of CAMS data

-    £3,500 to fund creation and improvement of Public Rights of Way Links

-    £12,500 to fund a review and support annual clearance arrangements

-    £2,500 to improve the path through public wildlife trust reserve by installing drainage

-    £2,000 to establish a focus group to develop and deliver improvements for low use groups

-    £1,900 to establish Barry Heart Walk

-              Wales Coast Path Development Programme – request to increase Capital Programme by £22,500 for Grant Funding allocated by Natural Resources Wales.

 

·               Resources

-    Space Project Reduced Office Accommodation – request to vire budget from Dock Office Mechanical and Electrical – £10,000 and Dock Office Ground Floor Toilet and Kitchen Refurbishment - £48,000 to the Space Project Office Accommodation.  The revised Space Project Budget for 2013/14 would be £420,000.

 

Details in relation to the following schemes (having a value of £500,000) with a variance of 20% or more between actual spend to date and profiled spend were also contained within the report:

 

·     Penarth Learning Community – the scheme was currently in construction phase and progressing well.  Amendments to programming / sequencing of works had resulted in actual expenditure currently exceeding the initial spend profile.  This did not adversely affect the final cost.

·     Vehicles Renewal Fund – expenditure had been slightly behind the profile due to second hand vehicles being purchased in year and some items of expenditure being delayed pending the outcome of decisions regarding future revenue services.

 

RECOMMENDED – T H A T the following recommendations be endorsed and be referred to Cabinet for approval, noting recommendation (2) was for referral to Council:

 

(1)       T H A T the following changes to the 2013/14 Capital Programme be approved:

 

·                Virement of £35,000 from the Education Asset Renewal contingency fund for emergency works at Albert Primary School.

·                Virement of £10,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement to fund Barry Comprehensive Boiler House Remedial Works.

·                Virements: transfer £9,000 from High Street Replace Boiler Replacement, transfer £6,000 from Gwenfo Primary School Boiler and transfer £10,000 from Romilly Primary Replace Cast Iron Gutters to fund High Street Ceiling Overboarding.

·                Virements: transfer £7,000 from slippage for Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings, transfer £17,000 from slippage from Pendoylan School Remodelling and transfer £16,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement to fund Romilly Primary Ceiling Overboarding.

·                Virements: transfer £20,000 from Barry Comprehensive Main Block Roof and transfer £19,000 from Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings to fund Ysgol Sant Curig Rebuild Deteriorating Masonry and Emergency Overboarding.

·                Virements to reflect the changes to the Housing Improvement Plan shown in the Housing Business Plan which was reported to Cabinet on 2nd December 2013 (Minute C2113).

·                Virement of £15,000 from Emergency Contingency Works to fund the following schemes; Spawling concrete / survey and safety work £10,000, Llantwit Major Housing Lights £1,000, £12,500 Retaining Wall Laleston Close, Gibbonsdown, and New Landlords Supply 93 Glebe Street £5,000.

·                Virement of budgets from Dock Office Mechanical and Electrical £10,000 and Dock Office Ground Floor Toilet and Kitchen Refurbishment £48,000 to the Space Project Office Accommodation budget.

 

(2)       T H A T the Cabinet be requested to recommend to Council the following changes to the 2013/14 Capital Programme:

 

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme for an additional £200,000 funding from Welsh Government for Ysgol Nant Talwg brought forward from 2014/15, and reduce the 2014/15 Capital Programme by £200,000 to reflect the change in funding profile.

·                Delay funding for Flood Risk Management schemes at Boverton £250,000 and Coldbrook £138,000 until 2014/15 and include these schemes in the 2014/15 Capital Budget.

·                Increase Capital Programme by £2.750 million funding approved by Welsh Government for Construction phase of Gileston to Old Mill scheme.

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme by £35,500 awarded towards the cost of the Railway Walk Cycle Scheme by Regional Transport Consortia (SEWTA).

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme £30,400 awarded by Natural Resources Wales by for the Rights of Way Improvement Programme.

·                Increase 2013/14 (£8,500) and 2014/15 (£14,000) Capital Programmes for funding Wales Coast Path Development Programme approved by Natural Resources Wales.

 

Reason for recommendations

 

(1&2)  To allow schemes to proceed in the current and future financial years.â€

 

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Cabinet having considered the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee (Corporate Resources)

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)       T H A T the following changes to the 2013/14 Capital Programme be approved:

 

·                Virement of £35,000 from the Education Asset Renewal contingency fund for emergency works at Albert Primary School.

·                Virement of £10,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement to fund Barry Comprehensive Boiler House Remedial Works.

·                Virements: transfer £9,000 from High Street Replace Boiler Replacement, transfer £6,000 from Gwenfo Primary School Boiler and transfer £10,000 from Romilly Primary Replace Cast Iron Gutters to fund High Street Ceiling Overboarding.

·                Virements: transfer £7,000 from slippage for Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings, transfer £17,000 from slippage from Pendoylan School Remodelling and transfer £16,000 from Bryn Hafren Boiler Replacement to fund Romilly Primary Ceiling Overboarding.

·                Virements: transfer £20,000 from Barry Comprehensive Main Block Roof and transfer £19,000 from Ysgol Sant Baruc Overboard Ceilings to fund Ysgol Sant Curig Rebuild Deteriorating Masonry and Emergency Overboarding.

·                Virements to reflect the changes to the Housing Improvement Plan shown in the Housing Business Plan which was reported to Cabinet on 2nd December 2013 (Minute C2113).

·                Virement of £15,000 from Emergency Contingency Works to fund the following schemes; Spawling concrete / survey and safety work £10,000, Llantwit Major Housing Lights £1,000, £12,500 Retaining Wall Laleston Close, Gibbonsdown, and New Landlords Supply 93 Glebe Street £5,000.

·                Virement of budgets from Dock Office Mechanical and Electrical £10,000 and Dock Office Ground Floor Toilet and Kitchen Refurbishment £48,000 to the Space Project Office Accommodation budget.

 

(2)       T H A T the following changes to the 2013/14 Capital Programme be recommended to Council:

 

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme for an additional £200,000 funding from Welsh Government for Ysgol Nant Talwg brought forward from 2014/15, and reduce the 2014/15 Capital Programme by £200,000 to reflect the change in funding profile.

·                Delay funding for Flood Risk Management schemes at Boverton £250,000 and Coldbrook £138,000 until 2014/15 and include these schemes in the 2014/15 Capital Budget.

·                Increase Capital Programme by £2.750 million funding approved by Welsh Government for Construction phase of Gileston to Old Mill scheme.

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme by £35,500 awarded towards the cost of the Railway Walk Cycle Scheme by Regional Transport Consortia (SEWTA).

·                Increase the 2013/14 Capital Programme £30,400 awarded by Natural Resources Wales by for the Rights of Way Improvement Programme.

·                Increase 2013/14 (£8,500) and 2014/15 (£14,000) Capital Programmes for funding Wales Coast Path Development Programme approved by Natural Resources Wales.

 

Reason for decisions

 

(1&2)  To allow schemes to proceed in the current and future financial years.

 

 

C2192                        WEBCASTING UPDATE / DRAFT PROTOCOL (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –

 

Members were updated on progress regarding the piloting of webcasting and considered a draft protocol setting out proposed arrangements covering the piloting exercise. The draft protocol was attached at Appendix A to the report.

 

The report outlined that many Councils had already webcast Council meetings and other public committee meetings and that their protocols had been taken into account in preparing the Councils draft version of the protocol. 

 

Webcasting for Council meetings would take place during February / March 2014.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)          T H A T the draft webcasting protocol attached at Appendix A to the report be approved for use during the piloting of webcasting in February / March 2014 and for any future webcast meetings, should the Council decide to progress more regular webcasting of meetings.

 

(2)          T H A T any decision to webcast future meetings be made following the conclusion of, and an assessment of, the pilot exercise.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)          To ensure that an appropriate protocol for webcasting was in place.

 

(2)          To enable an informed decision to be made.

 

 

C2193                        TIMETABLE OF MEETINGS: MAY 2014 – MAY 2015 (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –

 

Approval was sought for the draft timetable of meetings for the period May 2014 - May 2015.  The timetable of meetings was attached at Appendix A to the report.       

           

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED – T H A T the timetable of meetings for May 2014 - May 2015, as set out in Appendix A as attached to the report be approved, subject to any future changes in arrangements for meetings deemed appropriate by the Mayor of the Council or the relevant Committee Chairman.

 

Reason for decision

 

To approve / publish a calendar of meetings for the 2014/15 municipal year.

           

 

C2194                        EXTERNAL FUNDING APPLICATIONS (L) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –

 

Members were informed of two external applications submitted to maximise the amount of external funding sought/utilised to support the delivery of corporate objectives.

 

Delivering Transformation: Supporting the Implementation of the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Bill 2013-14 

  • A dedicated Head of Service to undertake the role of 'Senior Responsible Officer' for the transformation agenda;
  • A team to support and co-ordinate the transformation work underway across the organisations;
  • Additional change capacity across the three organisations to backfill where staff took on additional responsibilities to deliver transformational change at regional or national levels and to minimise the need for making new, short term appointments;
  • Development work, including training, development of care pathways, options appraisals, pilot projects, research analysis, engagement events, promoting third sector, independent sector and social enterprises.   

Coastal Access Improvement Programme 2013-14

The Coastal Access Improvement Programme was a capital grant scheme funded by the Welsh Government to deliver its commitment to increase public access to the coast of Wales for visitors and local people.

 

The funding to be utilised in the current financial year to support the following projects was outlined below:

 

Legal diversion onto walked line/Bay caravan park                 £1,750

Legal creation at Little Island & Nell's Point/ Barry Island       £3,500

Diversion Order and ground works/Gilestone                          £2,800

Legal diversion onto walked route/Llantwit Beach                  £3,500

Move stone stiles to safer location/Sully                                  £1,400

Surface improvements/Atlantic College                                    £8,960

Surface improvements/Rhoose Point                                        £8,960

Surface Improvements/Cwm Colhuw                                        £4,200

Creation Order, minoe groundworks/Captain's Wife                £3,010

Realignment Study/Ogmore                                                     £21,000

Total                                                                                         £59,080

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          T H A T the proposed use of the revenue Welsh Government grant available to 'Deliver Transformation: Supporting the Implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Bill 2013-14’ be supported.

 

(2)          T H A T the proposed use of the Capital Coastal Access Improvement Grant for 2013/14 available via Natural Resource Wales acting as an agent for Welsh Government be supported.

 

(3)          T H A T the acceptance of the Coastal Access Improvement Grant 2013/14 and its inclusion in the Capital Programme be agreed. 

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)               To support the proposed use of the delivering transformation grant to support Social Care and Health Joint Commissioning.

 

(2)               To support the proposed use of the Coastal Access Improvement Grant.

 

(3)               To enable acceptance of the Coastal Access Improvement Grant including its inclusion in the Capital Programme.

 

 

C2195                        MARKETING AND DISPOSAL OF LAND AT ST CYRES LOWER SCHOOL, DINAS POWYS (CS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – CORPORATE RESOURCES) –

 

Approval was sought to market and dispose of the Former St Cyres Lower School site and adjacent grazing land (“the siteâ€) for residential, community and recreational use.

 

The Former St Cyres Lower School site and adjacent grazing land (“the siteâ€)  was located in Dinas Powys and extended approximately 30.66 acres (12.41 hectares).  Its boundary was shown indicatively edged red on the attached plan at Appendix A attached to the report. The site, which was in the freehold ownership of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, was declared surplus to requirements at the Cabinet meeting of 1st October 2012 (Minute No C1841).  

 

A Cabinet Working Group had considered the use options for the Former St Cyres Lower School site (edged red in Appendix A) taking into account community consultations undertaken by the Council between 12th November 2012 and 18th January 2013 (Minute No C1288).  It was proposed to market and dispose of the site for a mixed use development comprising residential, (and responding to the consultation exercise) community and recreational uses (subject to statutory planning processes). 

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          T H A T the Director of Resources be granted delegated authority to market and dispose of the Former St Cyres Lower School site and adjacent grazing land shown edged red (excluding the area shown cross hatched black) in Appendix A attached to the report for residential, community and recreational uses (subject to statutory planning processes) in consultation with the Leader, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Chief Learning and Skills Officer, Director of Development Services and Head of Legal Services.

 

(2)          T H A T the Director of Resources be authorised to appoint property agents/consultants to assist with the marketing and disposal of the Former St Cyres Lower School site and adjacent grazing land.

 

(3)          T H A T the Head of Legal Services be authorised to prepare, complete and execute the appropriate legal documentation required to dispose of the Former St Cyres Lower School site and adjacent grazing land.

 

Reason for decisions

           

(1-3)    To facilitate the marketing and disposal of the site for residential, community and recreational uses.

 

 

C2196                        PROPOSED EVENTS PROGRAMME 2014 – 2015 (LPCSD) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) –

 

Approval was sought for the proposed events programme and sources of funding for the financial year 2014 - 2015, as set out in Appendix A attached to the report.

 

At the meeting the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture and Sports Development highlighted that on pages 4 and 5 of Appendix A attached to the report, the following events, ‘Penarth Christmas Festival’, ‘High Street Christmas Event’ and ‘Llantwit Major Christmas Event’, should be amended to read ‘Direct Grant for Christmas Festivities’, rather than ‘Christmas lights’, under the column heading ‘Cost from Devolved Events Grants Budget’.

 

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and Transportation welcomed the report and felt that it demonstrated real progress in working in partnership with other organisations across the Vale of Glamorgan and thanked her Cabinet Colleague and his team for all their hard work in producing the Events programme.

 

The Leader also commented that it was a requirement that all events had a robust business plan in place before an event was to be included within the Council’s Events Programme.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          T H A T the proposed events programme and associated costs for the financial year 2014 – 2015 as set out in Appendix A attached  to the report be approved.

 

(2)          T H A T delegated authority be given to the Director of Development Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture and Sport Development to agree any variations to the events programme as appropriate and necessary during the course of the year.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)          To approve the proposed events programme 2014 - 2015 and sources of funding.

 

(2)          To allow for the effective and timely decisions on matters relating to events and associated funding.