Cabinet Member: Councillor John Wynn Jones
Consider the Scrutiny Investigation Group Report
The scrutiny investigation report on Street Enforcement was submitted to the Cabinet Member John Wynn Jones. All were reminded by Councillor Angela Russell (as Councillor Annwen Daniels, Chair of the investigation had to leave the meeting early) of the background to the brief and a summary of the work undertaken was provided.
b) The Cabinet Member reiterated his thanks to the members for their thorough investigation, and having consulted with many people, it was recognised that the report was a fair reflection of the work.
c) During the discussion, the following observations were noted:
• That the investigation offered a creative response e.g. using an external company to set fines in order that the internal unit may focus on elements such as training and raising awareness
• A suggestion that businesses should contribute towards the maintenance of roundabouts through sponsorship
• Consultation with schools was key - people had to be educated to protect the environment
• There were opportunities here for culture change
In response, the Cabinet Member accepted the need to be creative. It was reported that good work to raise awareness and successful campaigns were being undertaken by the Enforcement Unit. If it was determined to use an external company to set fines, it had to be ensured that every Councillor supported the decision and that an effective engagement scheme was in place.
RESOLVED to accept the report, accept the recommendations in it and seek a report back by the Cabinet Member within approximately 6-9 months on what had been achieved following the recommendations.