2ND JULY 2019






In order to ensure effective Scrutiny, Members need to be clear as to the purpose of requesting specific information and the outcome they are hoping to achieve as a consequence of examining a report.  Limiting the number of agenda items may help to keep meetings focused and easier to manage.


Proposed Agenda Item



Reason for report


Budget Monitoring 2019/20

This is a standard quarterly budget report covering the revenue and capital budgets for the Community and Environment Departments which fall within the remit of the Community Scrutiny Committee

To enable the committee to undertake its monitoring role of the Community and Environment Department budgets which fall within its remit

Q1 Performance Management Report 2019/20

This is the standard Performance Management report on our progress in delivering the objectives/actions and targets set out in the New Corporate Strategy. It covers those elements of the strategy that fall under the remit of this Scrutiny.

To enable the committee to undertake its monitoring role.

Annual Performance Report (Planning Services)

The Planning Performance Framework table, which was adopted in November 2014, reports the performance of local planning authorities (LPAs) against indictors and targets set by the WG.  It categorises the LPA’s performance against them into one of three performance bands of: Improve (red)/ Fair (amber)/Good (green).


It is a requirement to submit an Annual Performance Report (APR) by 31 October annually to the WG.


To enable the committee to monitor the Planning Department’s performance for 18/19 prior to the reports’ submission to the Welsh Government

Local Development Plan – Annual Monitoring Report

The authority is required by the Welsh Government to produce an Annual Monitoring Report by the 31st October each year on the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan for evaluation against set indicators and targets.

This is the fourth annual report to be produced

To enable the committee to monitor the Performance of the Carmarthenshire Local Development Plan prior to the reports’ submission to the Welsh Government

Complaints and Compliments Annual Report

This is an annual report produced by the Council on the number of complaints and compliments received over the preceding municipal year

To provide the committee with the opportunity of scrutinising the position in relation to complaints and compliments for the 2018/19 financial year falling within its remit.


Community Scrutiny Annual Report 2018/19

Article 6.2 of the County Council’s Constitution states that a scrutiny committee must:


“Prepare an annual report giving an account of the Committee’s activities over the previous year.”


The Committee is being requested to consider and approve the Community Scrutiny Committee’s Annual Report for the 2017/18 municipal year.