Concise Minutes - Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 5 - Tŷ Hywel

Meeting date: Thursday, 29 June 2017

Meeting time: 09.00 - 12.30
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/4213


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

John Griffiths AM (Chair)

Siân Gwenllian AM

Bethan Jenkins AM

Jenny Rathbone AM

Joyce Watson AM

Witnesses:

Victoria Goodban, Oxfam Refugee Project

Anna McVicker, South Riverside Community Development Centre

Jane Lewis, Regional Skills Partnership

Andy Milne, Scotland’s Regeneration Network

Dr Gill Richardson, Public Health Wales

Su Mably, Public Health Wales NHS Trust

Jeannie Wyatt-Williams, Welsh Local Government Association

Elaine Scale, Welsh Local Government Association

Jules Horton, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Trevor Hopkins, Asset Based Consulting

Professor Akwugo Emejulu, Warwick University

Committee Staff:

Naomi Stocks (Clerk)

Chloe Davies (Deputy Clerk)

Megan Jones

 

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Transcript

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

1.1        The Chair welcomed Members and members of the public to the meeting.

1.2        Apologies for absence were received from Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Rhianon Passmore AM and Gareth Bennett AM.

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2       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: evidence session 1

2.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Victoria Goodban, UK Programme Manager (Wales), Oxfam Cymru

·         Anna McVicker, Livelihoods Worker, South Riverside Community Development Centre

·         Jane Lewis, Cluster Manager, Communities First Newport West Cluster, Regeneration, Investment & Housing, Newport City Council

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3       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: evidence session 2

3.1 The Committee received evidence from:

·         Andy Milne, Chief Executive, SURF - Scotland’s Regeneration Network

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4       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: evidence session 3

4.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Dr Gill Richardson, Deputy Director of Policy Research and International Development, Public Health Wales

·         Su Mably, Consultant in Public Health, Public Health Wales

·         Jeannie Wyatt-Williams, National Exercise Referral Scheme Manager for Wales, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Elaine Scale, Pembrokeshire National Exercise Referral Scheme Coordinator, Welsh Local Government Association

·         Jules Horton, Education Programmes for Patients Cymru Coordinator, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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5       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: evidence session 4

5.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Trevor Hopkins, Freelance Consultant, Asset Based Consulting

 

5.2 Trevor Hopkins agreed to provide a copy of the publication on ‘Building Stronger Communities in East Sussex’.

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6       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: evidence session 5

6.1 The Committee received evidence from:

 

·         Professor Akwugo Emejulu, Professor of Sociology, Warwick University

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7       Paper(s) to note

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7.1   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill

7.1.a The Committee noted the letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children in relation to the Abolition of the Right to Buy and Associated Rights (Wales) Bill.

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8       Motion under Standing Order 17.42 (vi) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

8.1 The Committee agreed the motion.

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9       Inquiry into poverty in Wales: asset-based approaches to poverty reduction: consideration of the evidence received under items 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

9.1 The Committee discussed the evidence.

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