Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 5TH NOVEMBER, 2012
REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 9TH OCTOBER, 2012
"407 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC LEGACY IN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN (DDS)
Councillor Mrs. C.L. Curtis had requested the report to allow the Scrutiny Committee to investigate whether the Council could build on the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and achieve the goal to “inspire a generation”. At the meeting a copy of a colour version of Appendix A was tabled for Members’ information. The report advised of the many initiatives that were being undertaken throughout the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development Section together with schemes in partnership with Parkwood Leisure. The schemes included school based initiatives such as 5 x 60 and Dragon Sports initiatives which often provided the platform to introduce new sports to an area such as handball, volley ball and basket ball. The Council had also sought to support talented young people with the potential to achieve full international honours via the Sports Academy Scheme with the report concluding that it was also acknowledged that the infrastructure of clubs and volunteers was vital in ensuing sustainable opportunities continued to exist. The Operational Manger advised that many meaningful partnerships existed between sport and leisure organisations in the Vale and with the Council and the opportunities that existed to increase these would probably be the route to success.
Members expressed their appreciation in respect of the impressive work that was currently being undertaken. In response to a view, that a recommendation should be put forward that the area of St. Cyres School should be used as a centre of excellence and referred to Sports Wales. It was agreed that as the issue of the area of St. Cyres School was currently out for consultation, this would be premature. However, Members welcomed the report and its appendices which detailed the significant amount of work being undertaken to date and agreed that the information should be circulated as widely as possible within the public arena. It was subsequently
(1) T H A T the significant amount of work already being carried out in the Vale of Glamorgan to increase physical activity participation be referred to Cabinet and circulated as widely as possible for public information.
(2) T H A T the Committee receives a sports development project report on an annual basis detailing physical activity statistics in the Vale of Glamorgan.
(3) T H A T Cabinet be requested to carry out an audit of the use of school facilities for the general public, to also include details of whether the school was appropriate to be used for outside activities.
Reasons for recommendations
(1) To inform Cabinet and the public of the work being undertaken.
(2) To inform the Scrutiny Committee
(3) To advise on usage
Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) - 9th October, 2012