Three meetings are taking place in County Hall week commencing Monday 12 October. If C3SC members would like to put forward a question at a meeting, please email [email protected] or telephone 029 2048 5722. Click on the links below to find out more.
Tuesday 13 October, 4.30pm
National and Regional Adoption Service
Committee will consider the progress being made on the establishment and operation of Wales’ Regional and National Adoption Service. The report will also focus on the role that Cardiff Council plays in hosting the National service, and the establishment and operation of a Regional Adoption Collaborative for Vale, Valleys and Cardiff.
Recycling & Waste Restricting Programme – Phase 1 Update
An opportunity for Members to scrutinise the implementation of a Project that began in July. Phase 1 aims to generate an additional 5,000 tonnes of recycling and produce a saving of £622,000. The main drivers for achieving this are a move to smaller capacity (140 litre) wheelie bins across the city; the introduction of red and white bespoke bags for municipal waste; an expansion of the number of properties on the wheelie bin scheme and the increase in control on issuing green bag and food liners.
Planning Service – Member Update
Members will scrutinise the changes proposed for the Council’s Planning Service. This will focus on the Planning Fee changes due to be introduced on 1 October 2015 as a result of The Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications, Deemed Applications and Site Visits) (Wales) Regulations 2015. The Planning Service will have the opportunity to charge an additional 15% for planning fees, but will become more financially accountable for ensuring that applications are processed within acceptable timescales.
Cardiff Business Council
As agreed at Cabinet in April 2015, the authority has undertaken a review of the Cardiff Business Council to ensure the approach is best aligned to deliver its city promotion remit and support the delivery of a City Deal. This item will allow Members to scrutinise the results of this review, and to test the proposals for the future of Cardiff Business Council, before a report is taken to Cabinet on the matter.
Arts Council for Wales
When Committee invited the Arts Council of Wales to suggest ideas for its 2015/16 work programme, the Arts Council suggested the Committee consider the potential of the Arts in Cardiff to promote city regeneration and the well being of citizens. At this meeting, the Arts Council’s Director of Enterprise and Regeneration Sian Tomos has been invited to Committee to frame this suggestion. Sian will also provide evidence and statistics on the importance of Arts that will help inform Committee future work on the Arts in Cardiff.