Decision Maker: Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Allweddol decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To review progress of NEWydd since
establishment in 2017
The Chief Officer (Streetscene and Transportation) introduced a report to enable the Committee to review the progress of NEWydd since establishment in 2017. The Chief Officer provided background information and invited Rob Lawton, Operations Manager, and Steve Wyn Jones – Managing Director, to report on how the transition had developed and on the NEWydd Business Plan for the financial year 2019/20 – 2021/22.
The Managing Director gave a presentation which covered the following main points:
· financial performance
· Year 2
· Business Plan 2019/20
· risks and mitigation
Members raised a number of questions around school meals, healthy eating and wellbeing initiatives, cleaning services, recruitment and retention of staff, pay policy, pensions, and governance. Members also raised questions on the opportunities available to provide services in the private sector.
During discussion the Chief Officer advised that the Council continued to have a close and productive working relationship with NEWydd Catering and Cleaning Limited and the Company was proactive in involving the Council in its business decisions. The Council would continue to play a full role in supporting NEWydd Catering and Cleaning Limited to sustain performance over the coming years.
The Chairman thanked Steve Jones and Rob Lawtonfor their presentation and for answering Members questions.
The recommendations were proposed by Councillor David Wisinger and duly seconded.
(a) That the Committee recognises the progress made by NEWydd Catering an Cleaning Ltd since its establishment in May 2017 and commends the performance achieved; and
(b) That the challenges sustaining business performance be noted.
Report author: Steve Jones
Publication date: 13/05/2019
Date of decision: 13/05/2019
Decided at meeting: 13/05/2019 - Organisational Change Overview & Scrutiny Committee