Agenda and decisions

Venue: Steve Greenslade Room, County Hall, Usk

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


To consider the following reports (Copies attached):


Increasing Active Travel Opportunities pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Division/Wards Affected: All


Purpose: To approve the consultation for the proposed Active Travel Integrated Network Maps and the Future Strategic Focus for Active Travel in accordance with the legal duty under the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.


Author: Susan Hughes.  Active Travel Officer, MonLife; Paul Sullivan.  Youth, Sport and Active Travel Manager, MonLife


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Additional documents:


That Cabinet approves the Active Travel Consultation Plan (Appendix A) and the Active Travel Strategic Focus Paper (Appendix B).


Unlocking Monmouthshire's Town Centres pdf icon PDF 580 KB

Division/Wards Affected: All


Purpose: To consider the Council’s short term response and medium term recovery plan for Monmouthshire’s Town Centres to aid the return to prosperity for our towns and communities as Wales moves forward whilst living with the Covid 19 pandemic.


Authors: Cath Fallon, Head of Enterprise and Community Animation

Mark Hand, Head of Place making, Housing, Highways and Flood

Roger Hoggins, Head of Strategic Projects

Ian Saunders, Chief Operating Officer Monlife


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To endorse the outline plan as detailed in the report and the submission of an expression of interest to Welsh Government, for funding to aid local sustainable transport measures in response to Covid 19.


Covid 19 - Proposal to utilise Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre for emergency homeless accommodation pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Division/Wards Affected: All


Purpose: To consider and approve a proposal to temporarily utilise the Council’s outdoor education facility at Gilwern – specifically the Blorenge block, to provide emergency homeless accommodation for single people, in order for the Council to meet the requirements of Welsh Government’s Covid 19 homeless guidance.


Author: Ian Bakewell, Housing & Communities Manager


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Additional documents:


To consider the current risks, pressures and challenges relating to accommodating homeless applicants.


To agree the temporary use until 21st August 2020 of the Blorenge block at Gilwern OEC for Covid related emergency homeless accommodation and to appoint security to help supervise the building and site.


To commission officers to prepare a further report that consider the medium and long-term-options and proposals for accommodating homeless applicants.


To work with Welsh Local Government Association and Welsh Government to ensure that Welsh Government funding is identified to meet the costs in housing additional homeless people going forward and beyond COVID-19.


That, due to urgency, the usual call-in criteria is suspended and this decision is reported to Full Council on 4th June 2020.


Covid 19 Whole Authority Safeguarding Position Statement. pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Wards/Divisions Affected: All


Purpose: This report is to provide cabinet with an update on how safeguarding will be delivered through the Covid 19 period, and how Whole Authority Safeguarding work is continuing. 


Author: Julie Boothroyd, Chief Officer Social Care, Safeguarding and Health.


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Additional documents:


That Cabinet approves the safeguarding update report including:

·       The safeguarding position statement ( Appendix1)

·       The risk matrix ( Appendix 2)