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THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT): 24 MARCH 2015
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 23 FEBRUARY 2015
C2669 REGENERATION PARTNERSHIP WORKING ARRANGEMENTS IN BARRY – PROGRESS REPORT (RIPT) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT) -
Cabinet was informed on the progress made with regards to regeneration partnership working in Barry following the report to the meeting of Cabinet on 24 March, 2014.
On 24 March, 2014 Cabinet considered a report on options for future regeneration partnership working arrangements in Barry following the conclusion of the Welsh Government's Barry Regeneration Area Programme. At that meeting Cabinet (Minute C2265 refers) resolved:
(1) That the proposal outlined in paragraph 11 (Option 5) of the report be approved.
(2) That the Director of Development Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Innovation, Planning and Transportation be given delegated authority to implement Recommendation 1.
(3) That a progress report be presented to Cabinet in no more than 12 months' time.
(4) That the report be forwarded to Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) for information.
For ease of reference a line diagram of the new regeneration partnership working arrangements that were approved by Cabinet on the 24 March 2014 was attached to the report at Appendix 1.
On 1 April, 2014 Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) considered the above mentioned report and resolved (Minute 992 refers):
(1) That the report be accepted and that future progress reports be presented to the Scrutiny Committee as and when available.
The main headlines arising from the last twelve months were set out in paragraphs 6 – 15 of the report and contained information from the;
Barry Regeneration Advisory Group
Cross Party Group (Group Leader Briefing)
Barry Regeneration Annual Forum
On 25 November, 2014 the first Barry Regeneration Annual Forum was held at the Memo Arts Centre, Barry. The aim of the event was to consider the next steps for Barry following the close of the Regeneration Area programme earlier in 2014; and, to examine the emerging challenges and opportunities for Barry and its communities. The event was attended by more than eighty delegates from the public, private and third sector along with local residents and representatives from community groups in Barry. Comments made during the event had been captured in the Feedback Report that was attached at Appendix 2 to the report.
The Forum was seen as worthwhile by the majority of those who provided feedback with many indicating that they would welcome the opportunity to attend a follow up event. Many delegates also highlighted the opportunity to network and build new contacts as one of the main benefits of the day.
In terms of the next steps, the workshops and the panel discussion focused on areas of work within Barry: a centre of growth and opportunity. The observations and contributions captured in the Feedback Report attached at Appendix 2 to the report would be used by the Council; the relevant partnerships; and, partner organisations and assist them in taking forward their priorities.
This was a matter for Executive decision
(1) T H A T the progress made with regards to implementing the new regeneration partnership working arrangements in Barry since March, 2014 be noted.
(2) T H A T the Feedback Report on the Forum held on the 25 November, 2014 attached at Appendix 2 to the report be noted; issued to all delegates for information; and, published on the Council's website.
(3) T H A T the report be forwarded to Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Barry Town Council for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To monitor progress.
(2) To monitor progress and keep delegates and interested parties apprised.
(3) To keep members of the Scrutiny Committee (Economy and Environment) and Barry Town Council apprised.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 23 FEBRUARY 2015