Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 28TH APRIL, 2014
REFERENCE FROM COMMUNITY LIAISON COMMITTEE: 19TH MARCH, 2014
983 CHARTER BETWEEN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL AND TOWN AND COMMUNITY COUNCILS (MD) -
The Chairman asked Members of the Committee whether they had any questions with regards to the Charter Action Plan. In response a Member from the Vale of Glamorgan Council sought clarification as to whether meetings with Town and Community Council Clerks would be three per year or every three years. It was confirmed that meetings would take place up to three times per year and be arranged by the Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer with a view to sharing ideas and keeping Town and Community Council Clerks updated and informed about countywide and local issues.
In addition, the Member also raised the issue of consultation and public engagement and was advised by the Chairman that a Working Group had been established and that he would ask for clarity on this issue and report back to the Committee. Furthermore, the Member also reiterated the issue of making representations at Planning Committee meetings with the end date in the Action Plan being June 2015, which, in view of his earlier representations was not soon enough.
A representative from Penarth Town Council advised that he understood that the Operational Manager for Corporate Policy and Communications had presented a Memorandum of Understanding to One Voice Wales with regards to capacity issues and the idea of â€œgroupingâ€ Town and Community Councils together in order to share resources.
Following discussion of the Charter Action Plan the Committee
AGREED - T H A T the proposed Action Plan be noted and be referred to Cabinet for consideration and adoption.
Reason for recommendation
To work towards the implementation of the principles agreed in the Charter and to allow the Action Plan to be adopted.â
Attached as Appendix – Report to Community Liaison Committee: 19th March, 2014