County Council - Thursday, 18th July, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Chamber

Contact: Democratic Services 


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Chair's Announcement pdf icon PDF 181 KB


To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 16th May 2024 pdf icon PDF 343 KB


Medium Term Financial Strategy 2024-2029 pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Additional documents:


Older People’s Champion pdf icon PDF 289 KB


Chief Officer Report – Children and Young People pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Motions to Council


Submitted by County Councillor Lisa Dymock

This council calls upon the Prime Minister to continue the work of the former Conservative govt and to appoint a dedicated Veterans Minister within the government to address the unique needs and challenges faced by our veterans.



Submitted by County Councillor Richard John

Congratulates Cllr Fookes on her election as the Member of Parliament for Monmouthshire and notes her promise to be ‘a full-time MP’.


Notes that the Welsh Labour Government has legislated to prevent parliamentarians from double jobbing as county councillors.


Notes the significant disruption and challenges in Town ward including town centre footfall, roadworks and parking, which require a strong voice on this Council for residents and traders.


Calls on Cllr Fookes to resign from MCC so residents in Town ward can elect a new county councillor.


Members Questions


From County Councillor Richard John to County Councillor Mary Ann Brocklesby, Leader

What changes has the Council made to the documents for the re-tender of the dairy contract and can the Leader confirm that smaller businesses will be able to compete on a level playing field?


From County Councillor Tony Kear to County Councillor Angela Sandles, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Engagement

Please can the Cabinet Member explain the reduced opening hours at Usk Post Office? 



From County Councillor Jane Lucas to County Councillor Catrin Maby, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment

Could the cabinet member provide an update on the work taking place at St Thomas’ roundabout in Monmouth?


Urgent Question from County Councillor Lisa Dymock to County Councillor Paul Griffiths, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development

Please can the cabinet member provide clarification on the recent proposal to establish a third site within the small hamlet, while I appreciate the importance of providing adequate accommodation for the Gypsy and Traveller community, I am concerned about the concentration of multiple sites in one small area. Specifically, I would like to understand the rationale behind this decision and why a more distributed approach across the entire county, has not been considered?



Urgent Question from County Councillor Richard John to County Councillor Martyn Groucutt, Cabinet Member for Education

How will the Cabinet Member ensure that the proposed consultation on changes to the Council’s school transport policy engages widely with those affected?


Next Meeting 19th September 2024


To establish a Remuneration Committee (paper to follow) pdf icon PDF 398 KB