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					                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or      Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                     Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)



  1       Impact of the recession:                                                 Accelerate and refocus the efficiencies
                                                                                   programme so that it will deliver cashable
          The reduction in public                                                  and non cashable gains that will allow          24     Links to all
          spending anticipated by all              Budget constraint               targeted resourcing of front line services.            the priority
          political parties after the 2010         increases the need to           Up to March 2009 efficiencies of £8.8m                 themes
          General Election means that it           generate efficiencies in the    have been achieved with a further £1.4m
          is likely that the whole of local        way core services are           forecast by March 2010.
          government will face a period            delivered and the need to
          of severe budget constraint.             maximise the effective use      A range of actions will be taken:
          This will impact on the ability of       of resources.                   Budget reviews in key areas – to be
          the council to deliver services                                          completed Nov 2009.
          and the wider economic
          activity and development of the                                          Other actions include:-
          County Borough.
                                                                                         Shared services projects –
          Examples of the impact on                                                       HR/Training/Payroll/Audit
          specific service areas include:-                                               Review property function
                                                   Since April 2008 benefit              Implement office accommodation
          Demands on benefits, social              claimants have increased               strategy
          services and homeless                    by 11%.                               Management and business
          presentations have increased                                                    process reviews including the lean
          whilst service income and                An increase in                         thinking project
          council tax are at risk.                 homelessness and housing              Increased use of technology to
                                                   need will impact on the                secure business efficiencies
                                                   labour market, economic               Challenging core business
                                                   development and                        activities to help identify scope for
                                                   community cohesion whilst              further savings
                                                   also potentially drawing              Remodelling of services
                                                   resources from other
                                                   council services.


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                   Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

  2       Modernising our Schools
                                                                                   Maintain strong programme and project
          School modernisation will                Schools will become or          management arrangements.                     20      Creating
          facilitate improved levels of            continue to be “unfit for       Implement four phased programme of                   Learning
          achievement, community use               purpose” leading to             school modernisation and educational                 Communities
          of resources and helps to                reduced attainment levels,      inclusion. Good progress has been made
          improve the management of                increased costs, health and     on Phase 0 and Phase 1. Option
          the supply of places.                    safety issues, inefficient      appraisals and feasibility studies are
                                                   use of resources and poor       being undertaken for Phases 2 and 3.
          Specific risks relate to funding         inspection results.
          and capacity                                                             Phase 0 projects to be mainly completed
                                                                                   by Spring 2012. Phase 1 by September
           Raising funds through                                                  2012. Phase 2 feasibility studies by July
            asset management/sales.                                                2011 and phase 3 option appraisals by
            Prudential borrowing.                  Capacity in some primary        March 2012.
            Pressure on central funding            schools will be insufficient
            and grants. Some £175m                 by 2015. There is a             £9.35m was secured from WAG this
            funding still needs to be              need to reduce surplus          year, making a total of £34m available for
            sourced.                               places in secondary.            the period 2009/10 to 2011/12.
                                                   Insufficient special school
           WAG grant approval                     places.                         Approval for additional managerial
            process changing. There is                                             support being sought to ensure that
            insufficient management                                                robust bids for funding are made.
            capacity to successfully bid
            for future WAG support.                                                Review of additional learning provision
                                                                                   will be completed in 2010.
                                                   Budget is exceeded by
           Reshaping, refocusing and              £300,000 in areas of            Restructure, and increase/reallocate
            expanding additional                   ancillary care and out of       expenditure to take account of known
            learning needs provision               county residential              organisational, capacity and system
            whilst maintaining services.           placements.                     shortfalls.


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                   Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
                                                                                   Programme Management Board
                                                                                   monitors progress through programme
                                                                                   highlight reports with reviews of project
                                                                                   risks. Ensure that resources are used
                                                                                   effectively through robust programme
                                                                                   and project management.

                                                                                   The two programmes should:
                                                                                         build capacity in mainstream
                                                                                           schools
                                                                                         re-configure provision and
                                                                                           support to schools
                                                                                         review and re-shape budgets
                                                                                           and the school funding formula
                                                                                         make better use of existing
                                                                                           specialised provision.

                                                                                   Review school catchment areas. Carry
                                                                                   out option appraisals in those areas
                                                                                   where remodelling of provision is
                                                                                   needed. Amalgamate and remodel
                                                                                   secondaries to reduce surplus places.
                                                                                   Plan for anticipated long term increase in
                                                                                   pupils.




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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft    Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                   Score        Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

  2       Remodelling adult social
          care
                                                                                                                                 20 Caring for Our
          Existing service provision is            The impact will be severe.      Deliver a shared vision with strategic           Future
          unsustainable because of                 50% of people aged 85 and       partners to remodel services through a
          demographic and                          over receive a service.         medium term programme. The draft                     Opportunities
          epidemiological trends. By               With current service            commissioning strategy “Independent                  for our
          2015 the number of people                provision the growth in         Living in Bridgend in the 21st Century” is           Disadvantaged
          aged 85 and over will increase           numbers of older people         being finalised. This will include                   Communities
          by 23%. By 2030 numbers will             over the next 10 years will
          have increased by 143%.                  mean that an extra £4m                Making clear to stakeholders the
                                                   (25%) will be needed.                  impact of failing to make timely
          Spending on adult social care                                                   changes
          in BCBC has been reducing       Additional special services                    Implementation of plans to refocus
          and has fallen below the Welsh for younger adults (learning                     assessment & care management.
          average.                        disability/mental health)                      Greater integration in service
                                          could cost a further £4m.                       delivery
          Significant pressure from                                                      Development of extra care
          referrals in all adult service                                                  housing
          groups is presenting increased If adult social care is not                     Implementation of the Telecare
          pressure and risk across the    remodelled, the needs of                        strategy and mobile response
          whole of adult services;        some groups/individuals                         service
          particularly services for older will not be met and the                        Development of the third sector
          people and transition services  required efficiency savings                    Extension of localised day
          for young adults.               will not be delivered. This                     services
                                          will impact vulnerable                         Extension of re-ablement services
                                          members of the community                       Clarification of fees and charges
                                          and the resources and
                                          reputation of the Council.




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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                      Council's Risk reduction measures and/or     Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                       controls                    Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
                                                                                     The proposals for remodelling these
          Managerial capacity                      Difficult decisions will need     services will be subject to external review
          constraints could delay the              to be taken.                      as part of the WAO regulatory plan.
          modernisation agenda.
                                                   The new reporting
          The recession means that                 framework will have a
          WAG grant funding may be at              significant workload,             Development of social care workforce via
          risk. It also means that more            particularly in its first year.   SCWDP.
          clients will meet the criteria for
          fully funded packages of care.


  2       Managing staffing costs:
                                                                                     Job evaluation is being approached
          Threat to the budget because   The financial impact of job                 jointly with the Trade Unions and is a         20     All
                                         evaluation is unknown.
          of the costs associated with job                                           formally managed project. Actions are
          evaluation and potential       However the potential                       reported to the Programme Management
          additional pension fund        future effect on the                        Board on a monthly basis. Key stages
          contributions.                 council’s reserves is                       include:
                                         considerable. The current                        JDQs checked and evaluated by
          The council must modernise its provision of £7m is likely to                       JE Team - completed 31 March
          pay structure in compliance    be insufficient to finance                          2009
          with equal pay legislation.    equal pay claims and job                         JDQs reviewed and validated with
                                         evaluation.                                         TUs – Completed 30 Sept 2009
          Meeting liabilities may                                                         Pay modelling - Target – Nov/Dec
          necessitate diverting funds    Uncertainty will have an                            2009
          from other priorities.         adverse effect on staff and                      New pay structure in place - Est.
                                         consequently service                                June 2010
                                         users.
          The triennial actuarial review                                             The project is progressing in accordance
          due in 2010 will show that the Financial impact on                         with the project plan.
          pension fund is under          employer’s contribution is


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                  Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
          resourced.                               unknown at present.             Envisage further consideration of
                                                                                   pension fund benefits at national level.
          Unacceptably high sickness
          absence levels.                                                          Robust management of sickness
                                                                                   absence through implementation of
                                                                                   revised sickness absence policy agreed
                                                                                   with the TUs.

  3       Supporting vulnerable                                                 The serious concerns protocol has been          16     Creating
          children:                                Projected overspend on       removed as a result of the progress                    Learning
                                                   LAC budget is £1.65m.        made in management of casework and                     Communities
          Identify and manage support              Principally caused by        other areas.
          for vulnerable individuals and           increased numbers of out     Continue to implement the Supporting                   Caring for
          their families so that young             of county residential        Vulnerable Children Programme and                      Our Future
          people can become                        placements (up from 13 to    transition protocols.
          independent and self reliant.            18) and use of independent Maintain corporate monitoring of the                     Children
          This will be achieved by:                foster care placements (up programme via PMB.                                       today, Adults
                                                   from 44 to 84). This results Cabinet committee for corporate                        tomorrow
                 appropriate intervention         in less resource for         parenting also maintaining close
                 reduced risk to children         preventative services.       oversight of progress
                 positive outcomes
                 cost effectiveness               Failure is likely to lead to:   Improve the safeguarding of vulnerable
                 good transition planning           Compromised                  children through the implementation of
                  for young people                    safeguarding and             the quality assurance strategy and
                  leaving care and those              wellbeing of children        lessons learnt from the case file audit
                  with disabilities                  Additional pressure on       and Serious Case Reviews.
                                                      tier 3 and 4 services        Action has been taken to reduce
          Looked after children numbers              Deficiencies in specialist   caseloads
          have increased in the last year             support affecting
          from 260 to 280.                            universal services           Improving the quality of practice and the
                                                     An increase in the           management of case work is crucial and
                                                      proportion of young          will include:-


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                  Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
                                                     people identified as not           Training staff on identifying and
                                                     in education,                       assessing risks
                                                     employment or training.          Use of case file audits to check
                                                    A less skilled and                  quality of practice
                                                     flexible workforce;           In addition development of partnerships
                                                    Increased social and          which facilitate prevention/early
                                                     economic costs arising        intervention and services that can
                                                     from unemployment and         provide appropriate packages of support
                                                     disengagement;                is being progressed.
                                                    Reduced social
                                                     cohesion and increased        Review funding and undertake targeted
                                                     youth offending.              commissioning.
                                                    A loss of reputation to       Work with schools and other providers to:
                                                     the council                      extend the range of course options
                                                    Increased difficulty in            and equalise access opportunities;
                                                     recruiting staff                 provide ‘learning coach’ support
                                                                                      improve basic skills support for
                                                                                        disadvantaged young people;
                                                                                      improve the range and quality of the
                                                                                        ‘complementary’ and extended
                                                                                        curriculum;
                                                                                      increase the proportion of young
                                                                                        people remaining in education and
                                                                                        training post 16.
                                                                                   Develop work experience and training
                                                                                   opportunities for looked after children
                                                                                   including apprenticeship schemes.
                                                                                   Review of options for BCBC residential
                                                                                   services.
                                                                                   Commissioning of placements via
                                                                                   consortium arrangements



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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                   Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)




  3       Maintaining infrastructure:              Failure to maintain
          The Highways Asset                       infrastructure will result in   Resources for road maintenance are
          Management Plan predicts a               the council not meeting its     allocated on a hierarchical basis:            16     Diverse and
          need for £37million to bring all         statutory obligations.          Principal (A Class Roads), B&C and                   Sustainable
          highways and structures up to                                            unclassified roads. Resources have                   Economy
          an appropriate standard. Of                                              been targeted at A roads and
          this £14.4million relates to                                             performance indicators demonstrate the
          roads. An additional £9.4m                                               impact. The % of A roads in poor
          needs to be spent per annum                                              condition has reduced from 8.3% in
          to maintain the network in its           A poor quality highway          2007/08 to 7.57% in 2008/09. Over the
          current state.                           network leads to increased      same period the % of non principal roads
                                                   third party liability claims,   in poor condition has increased from
          Funding constraints and the              reduced quality of life for     10.8% to 11.92%.
          subsequent reactive approach             citizens, a loss of
          to infrastructure maintenance            reputation and a possible       The development of the asset
          will lead to an increase in the          adverse impact on               management plan and the Council’s long
          number of Principal (A) roads            economic activity.              term budget strategy will lead to
          classed as in poor condition                                             increased investment in the infrastructure
          and the council failing to meet          Further budgetary               thus reducing the backlog of structural
          its statutory obligations.               pressures could occur due       repairs.
                                                   to unpredictable weather
                                                   patterns and the worsening      Cabinet commitment to this issue.
          Weather patterns arising from            condition of the
          Climate Change have had a                infrastructure, requiring       Provision has been made in the
          major impact on structures               emergency repairs.              Highways maintenance budget for an
          such as culverts and bridges.                                            additional £400,000 per annum on a
                                                                                   recurring basis.




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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                     Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                      controls                   Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
                                                                                    Challenging insurance claims has
                                                                                    reduced compensation paid to third
                                                   Loss of grants that are          parties.
                                                   presently available to the
                                                   Council.                         Grants to combat flooding will be sought
                                                                                    WAG.

                                                                                    BCBC is developing a climate change
                                                                                    strategy.

  3       Reconfiguring Leisure
          Services:
                                                   Outdated, unattractive and       Reconfiguration of the service, which will    16     Caring for
          Existing arrangements are                unsafe leisure facilities will   need widespread political support, is                Our Future
          unsustainable and change is              mean fewer visits from           required or buildings will continue to
          essential.                               existing customers and an        deteriorate.                                         Children
                                                   inability to attract new                                                              today, Adults
          Despite investment of £10m               sections of the community.       Conclude review of Sport & Recreation                tomorrow
          over recent years our leisure            The result being a less          and implement recommendations.
          buildings cannot be made safe            healthy population. The          Cabinet has approved the draft service
          and attractive to customers              proportion of the population     strategy for the sport and recreation
          within budgets.                          who use the facilities is the    service “Better Health, Successful Sport”
                                                   lowest in Wales at fewer         and the proposed phase one
          Management capacity                      than 10%.                        implementation projects.
          presents a risk to the timely
          delivery of the remodelled                                                In phase two alternative management
          sports and recreation service.           Maintenance and renewal          arrangements will be explored.
                                                   costs will increase whilst
                                                   income declines.                 Determine and implement the shape and
                                                                                    future provision of Healthy Living
                                                   Difficult decisions will need    services that can be delivered within the
                                                   to be taken.                     resources available.


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or    Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                   Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

                                                                                   Consultation with stakeholders and a
                                                                                   timeframe for proposals is needed.
                                                                                   Effective communication is essential.

                                                                                   Implement the action plan for the
                                                                                   Climbing Higher Partnership Agreement
                                                                                   with the Sports Council for Wales.

                                                                                   Structure to be reviewed to ensure
                                                                                   appropriate management capacity.

                                                                                   The income drop has been factored into
                                                                                   budget strategy discussions.

                                                                                   Explore alternative funding possibilities

  3       Using resources effectively:
                                                                                   Directors are identifying budget
          The reduction in public                  Additional budget savings       reductions to cover shortfall. There is no    16     All
          spending anticipated by all              of £7.2m will be required in    scope for sustaining current service
          political parties after the 2010         2010/11 a further £4.9m for     delivery through the use of reserves.
          General Election means that              2011/12 and £7.7m for
          the council will enter a period          2012/13.                        The work of the Efficiencies Programme
          of budget constraint whilst                                              Board is being accelerated and
          demands on services will                                                 refocused. Efficiencies of £8.8m have
          increase. Difficult decisions                                            been generated to March 2009 with a
          will have to be made about                                               further £1.4m forecast for this year.
          competing priorities.

          WLGA indicate that revenue                                               Invest to Save initiatives stimulated by
          support grant increases will be                                          the use of reserves are being explored.


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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                  Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
          significantly less than                                                  Improved customer care through
          previously anticipated.                                                  technological solutions will assist in
                                                                                   efficient handling of service users.

                                                                                   Identify and safeguard priority services

                                                                                   Controls include:

          Capital                                                                        Robust medium-term financial
                                                                                          planning, including increased
          The pressures are set out in                                                    financial monitoring
          other sections of the risk
          assessment.                                                                    Clear prioritisation

          Revenue                                                                        Exploration of different ways of
          Existing patterns of service                                                    funding service delivery.
          provision are unsustainable
          due to service pressures from:                                                 Tight management of the revenue
                                                                                          budget.
                 demographics;
                 volatile / increasing                                                  Quarterly Business Reviews
                  costs;
                 lower WAG settlements,                                                 Effective monitoring by scrutiny
                  reduced national non                                                    committees
                  domestic rates receipts
                  etc
                 changing demands




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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                     Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft    Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                      controls                  Score        Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

  4       Maintaining strong working                                                Strong leadership will develop effective
          relationships:                                                            partnerships with the NHS and other
                                                                                    partners. This will include the continued
          Need to position the Council to          The impacts of not having        development of a strong Local Service        12 Children Today,
          work with WAG, NHS and                   strong working                   Board that gives clear direction.               Adults
          other partners to deliver                relationships are difficult to                                                   Tomorrow
          improved services through                quantify. What is certain is
          strong working relationships.            that poor relationships will     Implement and monitor the delivery of:              Caring for Our
                                                   lead to a poor quality                                                               Future
          The establishment of the                 services. In key areas e.g.            Staff development programmes
          Abertawe Bro Morgannwg                   Children’s Services this will                                                        Opportunities
          Local Health Board presents a            have a long term                       Formal agreements with Health for            for our
          risk. New relationships and              detrimental effect on                   adult mental health daytime                  Disadvantaged
          working arrangements will take           vulnerable individuals and              opportunities                                Communities
          time to be clarified and                 groups.
          become established.                                                      The integrated services project
                                                   The risk is lessening as
                                                   BCBC engages with new           Partnership strategies
          The demographic profile of the           NHS colleagues.
          population of the area                   However, the impact on the      The transition protocol between
          highlights the need for all              wellbeing of the local              Children’s Services and Wellbeing
          public agencies to work                  population, the council’s
          together.                                financial resources and     Joint commissioning arrangements to
                                                   reputation could be severe. identify and meet needs of children.
                                                   This is especially so
                                                   because of the vulnerable   Engagement with new NHS colleagues.
                                                   client groups affected.




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                                        Bridgend County Borough Council Joint Risk Assessment – 29 September 2009

                                                     Potential impact of failure
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft    Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                  Score        Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

  4       Supporting Regeneration:
          Public expenditure constraints           Regeneration projects           Contingency plans are in operation which
          and the private sector’s lack of         valued at approximately         include:                                     12      Valuing Our
          business confidence have                 £120m could potentially be                                                           Valleys
          resulted in delay in major               jeopardised by public           Alternative transaction arrangements for
          investment decisions.                    expenditure constraints.        the sale of land (e.g. timing and phasing           Realising the
                                                                                   of payments)                                        Potential of our
          Porthcawl                                This in turn will have an                                                           Major Towns
                                                   adverse economic impact         Flexible phasing of the development.
          Phase 1 has had to change,               on Porthcawl, Bridgend,         Phase one tender to commence in Nov
          concentrating initially on the           Pencoed and Maesteg as          2009 with a developer selected in Jan
          retail aspect only. Capital              projects are delayed or not     2010.
          receipts will have to be used to         completed and quality is
          match fund external grants.              compromised.                    Delay in exchange of contracts to allow
                                                                                   for market recovery.
          Western Valleys                          This will result in:
                                                                                   Seek grant funding to offset reduction in
          The three valleys have been              Capital receipts being less     land value and capital receipts.
          included in the Western                  than originally anticipated.
          Valleys Strategic Regeneration           Less funding through            Target all appropriate external grant
          Area. The council does not               Section 106 agreements.         opportunities.
          have internal funding and so
          must manage relationships                                                Regeneration forums chaired by the
          and project bids so that                                                 Deputy Leader
          funding is obtained from WAG.
          This must then be matched by
          other funders and used in a
          timely and transparent manner.




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                                                         Potential Impact
                                                                                    Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                     controls                  Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)

  4       Disposing of waste:
          There are new waste directives           These initiatives must work  Final bids from the procurement process
          and procurement processes                together to improve          were received in July 2009. These have          12     Diverse and
          impacting on the Waste                   performance and make the     been reviewed and scored. The new                      Sustainable
          service.                                 council financially stronger.contract should allow the council to                   Economy
                                                                                comfortably meet its recycling and landfill
                                                   Landfill with no pre-        targets. – Cabinet to agree appointment
                                                   treatment would result in us Oct/Nov 2009.
             Local procurement of the             not achieving statutory
              new waste collection                 landfill diversion targets   Negotiations are ongoing with Neath Port
              service                              with the potential to incur  Talbot council to complete the extension
                                                   fines of up to £1M per       to the interim agreement and the new
                                                                                agreement.
             Regional procurement of              annum.
              the Anaerobic Digestion
              plant                                                                The new waste services contract and
                                                                                   proposals for a food waste treatment
             Local agreement with the                                             facility by 2012/13 will impact on MREC
              Materials Recovery and                                               as waste streams will be diverted.
              Energy Centre (MREC)                                                 Analysis of this impact is currently
                                                                                   ongoing.

  5       Making difficult political                                                                                            6      All
          decisions:                               The main challenges that        The Cabinet recognises the need to take
                                                   have to be faced (and the       action to address these issues and have
                                                   potential impact of these)      a willingness and an ability to deliver.
          The economic climate and                 are set out in earlier          This has already been demonstrated by
          anticipated reduced settlement           sections of this summary        taking decisions on contentious issues
          from WAG means that difficult            risk assessment.                such as the Ogmore Centre and Troed Y
          political decisions will need to                                         Ton.

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                                                         Potential Impact
                                                                                  Council's Risk reduction measures and/or   Draft   Link to Priority
Ranking   Description of area / activity at risk       (quantify in terms of
                                                                                                   controls                  Score       Theme
                                                     numbers/cost/quality etc)
          be made about the future of
          services and the efficiencies            Failure to deal with these    Clear priorities were set out in the
          and cost savings that will be            issues could result in the    Corporate Plan adopted by Council in
          necessary.                               risks identified in this      August 2008 and arrangements are in
                                                   document not being            place to monitor delivery of these.
                                                   addressed.
                                                                                 The Council’s performance management
                                                                                 framework is now well developed and
                                                                                 structured reporting/monitoring
                                                                                 arrangements are in place.

                                                                                 The Council’s approach to the
                                                                                 development of Scrutiny is effective in
                                                                                 holding the Executive to account.

                                                                                 Ensuring Members are properly informed
                                                                                 and given good quality professional
                                                                                 advice assists the decision making
                                                                                 process.

                                                                                 Cabinet commitment to delivering on
                                                                                 priorities.




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