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Agenda and decisions

With effect from 1 April 2016 Agenda and Minutes will be available in both Welsh and English. Reports are working documents and produced in English only in accordance with Welsh Language Standard 41 of this Council’s Final Compliance Notice from the Welsh Language Commissioner.

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall

Contact: Helen Coomber  Committee Manager

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No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

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2.

Confirmation of Minutes pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To sign as a correct record the Minutes of the Meetings held on:

 

(i)            9 July 2019

(ii)           23 July 2019

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3.

Declarations of personal interests, if any

Members are reminded of their responsibility, under Paragraph 11 of the Members’ Code of Conduct, to declare the existence and nature of any personal interest in respect of any of the business to be transacted at this meeting

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5.

Health and Safety Policy pdf icon PDF 62 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Organisation – Finance, Performance, Health and Safety and Governance

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Decision:

RESOLVED - That the updated Health and Safety Policy be approved.

 

Reason for decision

 

To meet the requirements of health and safety legislation.

 

6.

Renting Homes (Fees etc) (Wales) Act 2019 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the report of the Lead Member for Place – Housing and Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety

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Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)         That the Chief Officer Planning & Regulatory be given delegated authority for enforcing the provisions of the Renting of Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 and that the Council’s constitution be updated accordingly.

 

(ii)        That Cardiff City Council, as the Single Licensing Authority for Wales (Rent Smart Wales), be authorised to exercise any function of an enforcement authority, in relation to Wrexham County Borough Council’s area, for the purposes of the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019, including (but without limitation) taking enforcement activity and bringing criminal proceedings pursuant to section 19 of that Act.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)         To enable the new legislation to be implemented quickly and efficiently. The Public Protection service, located within the Planning & Regulatory department, has responsibility for the enforcement of Housing and Trading Standards legislation

 

(ii)        To ensure that enforcement powers are also delegated to Rent Smart Wales, with whom the department work in partnership, for the enforcement of this legislation.