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Contact: Elizabeth Patterson 01597 826980
To receive apologies for absence.
No apologies for absence were received.
To authorise the Chair to sign the minutes of the previous meeting(s) of the Committee held on the following date(s) as a correct / correct records.
The Chair was authorised to sign the minutes of the meeting held on the 29th June 2016 as a correct record.
Declarations of Interest
To receive any declarations of interest from Members relating to items to be considered on the agenda.
No declarations of interest were received.
To receive the report of the Solicitor to the Council.
The Committee received the report of the Solicitor to the Council (copy filed with signed minutes).
A Referral of Councillors to the Public Services Ombudsman
A1 Town and Community Councillor Referrals
There are no outstanding referrals with the Ombudsman.
B1 Applications – Town and Community Councillors
Councillor R Edwards, Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council
Councillor Edwards wished to speak and vote on matters relating to community asset transfers from Powys County Council to Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn Town Council and the setting up of management arrangements for such land.
Councillor Edwards is a Director and member of staff of Cultivate which is one of several bodies which intend to form a Consortium to manage the land intended to be transferred from Powys County Council to Newtown Town Council. He is one of six Directors of Cultivate who, if the company made a profit, would receive dividends.
The Consortium is in the process of being formed and Co-op Wales are providing support to form the group and are advising on the governance structure. The Consortium has a number of member groups interested in joining. At least eight attended an early meeting but there are others who have expressed an interest in joining. All the members would have an equal say in decision making.
Councillor Edwards is Mayor of Newtown Town Council and is a Member of the Community Delivery Project Team reporting back to the Town Council.
Councillor Edwards is a knowledgeable and leading member of the project team. No other Members of the Town Council have the depth and extent of knowledge on this matter that he has.
This dispensation is granted until the end of this term of office in May 2017.
Community Councillor C Evans arrived at 11.00am and did not take part in the debate for the above item as she had not been in attendance for the whole of this item.
Community Councillor C Evans declared an interest in the following item as she is a Member of the same Town Council as the applicant Cllr Lloyd and left the room.
Councillor M. Lloyd, Rhayader Town Council
Councillor Lloyd wished to speak on general discussions relating to the management and maintenance of the Rhayader Town Cemetery which is owned and operated ... view the full minutes text for item STCS25-2016