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Agenda item

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 4th July, 2019




The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 4th July 2019, were approved as a correct record and, arising therefrom:-




(a)      further to a query raised by the Chair, as to whether information on whether the Council, as part of its telephone service, provided members of the public with the option of ringing them back, if they so requested, James Henderson (Director of Policy, Performance and Communications) stated that, whilst he believed a response on this issue had been provided to Members, he would check and make sure that this was the case;




(b)      further to a query raised by Councillor Douglas Johnson as to why an initial scoping paper regarding the proposed new Governance arrangements had not been included on the agenda for this meeting, the Chair stated that the recent change of the Cabinet post, with Councillor Terry Fox having been appointed to the post of Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Governance, had resulted in a slight delay in progress on this issue, and that it was hoped that a paper would be submitted to the Committee’s meeting on 17th October 2019;




(c)      the Chair reported that, due to the change in the holder of the post of Cabinet Member for Environment, Streetscene and Climate Change, there had been a delay in the discussions regarding the proposed establishment of a Citizens’ Assembly to look at climate change;




(d)      further to the recent establishment of a cross-party Member Task and Finish Group to look into communications and consultation on the budget process, as raised by Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, it was confirmed that Councillor Douglas Johnson would be the Green Group representative on the Task and Finish Group and that Councillor Tim Huggan would contact Councillor Richards with a nominee from the Liberal Democrat Group; and




(e)      further to a query raised by the Chair as to the progress regarding the Access to Mental Health Services – Call for Evidence, the Policy and Improvement Officer stated that she would chase this up with relevant officers, and inform Members of any progress.


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