Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021 10.00 am


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Venue: Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Martin McCarthy  Service Director Governance, Member and Business Support

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1.

Declaration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests

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2.

Leader - Call-in of Cabinet decisions

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3.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 8 September 2021 (Cab.22.9.2021/3) pdf icon PDF 139 KB

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4.

Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.22.9.2021/4)

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5.

Action Taken under Paragraph B6 of the Responsibility for Executive Functions - Officer Delegations Contained in the Council Constitution (Cab.22.9.2021/5) pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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6.

Petitions received under Standing Order 44 (Cab.22.9.2021/6)

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7.

Annual Report of the Care4Us Council (2020/21) (Cab.22.9.2021/7) pdf icon PDF 300 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted the contribution of the Care4Us Council in enabling the voice of children in care and care leavers to be heard and acted upon during the planning and commissioning of services aimed at meeting their needs, as noted in the Annual Report for 2020/21.

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Annual Report of the Barnsley Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (2020/21) (Cab.22.9.2021/8) pdf icon PDF 322 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet received the Annual Report of the Barnsley Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP) for 2020/21 and noted the progress made by the LSCP in relation to its statutory role and functions, as part of Cabinet’s continued consideration of the Borough’s arrangements for safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

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Annual Report of the Barnsley Safeguarding Adults Board (2020-21) (Cab.22.9.2021/9) pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted the Annual Report of the Local Safeguarding Adults Board for 2020/21, in conjunction with the progress of the Board in meeting its responsibilities to keep adults in Barnsley safe.

10.

Berneslai Homes Asset Management Strategy (Round 2) (Cab.22.9.2021/10) pdf icon PDF 220 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet approved the draft Berneslai Homes Asset Management Strategy; with Cabinet delegating any further minor amendments to the Head of Housing, Sustainability and Climate Change in discussion with the portfolio holder for Place (Regeneration and Culture).

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Goldthorpe Masterplan Framework (Round 2 Adoption) (Cab.22.9.2021/11) pdf icon PDF 458 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Decision:

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 that:-

 

1.         The progress made in the development of the masterplan framework for Goldthorpe be noted; and

 

2.         Cabinet delegate acceptance of £0.580m grant funding via Sheffield City Region from Ministry of Homes Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Get Building Fund (GBF) to Executive Director Core Services in consultation with the Executive Director Place to facilitate the necessary infrastructure improvements required to facilitate the ES10 land south of Dearne Valley Parkway as per approved Strategic Growth Clusters update Cabinet report (Cab.20.3.2019/17).

12.

Grass Cutting Briefing (Cab.22.9.2021/12) pdf icon PDF 314 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.         Supports the continued review of the grass cutting and weed killing management regime currently in place;

 

2.         The grass cutting service works with Area Councils and key internal and external stakeholders to develop plans of how managed grass areas can be improved, whilst simultaneously identify and set out areas where rewilding and wildflower management regimes can be introduced; and

 

3.         The grass cutting service works more closely with Area Councils to improve service transparency by providing greater levels of service information to allow better coordination and a better customer experience.

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Town Centre and Principal Towns Cleanliness Enhancements (Cab.22.9.2021/13) pdf icon PDF 281 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the report be deferred.

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Revisions to the Selective Voluntary Early Retirement and Voluntary Severance Policy (Cab.22.9.2021/14) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

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Decision:

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 that the suggested revisions and introduction of additional criteria as outlined in section 4 of the Revisions to the Selective Voluntary Early Retirement/Voluntary Severance Policy be approved.  This will allow greater flexibility for services and employees throughout the Managing Change process.

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Corporate Plan Performance Report Quarter 1 April-June 2021 (Cab.22.9.2021/15) pdf icon PDF 338 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.         Noted the contents of the Corporate Plan Performance Report for Quarter 1 (April to June 2021), as detailed in the report submitted; and

 

2.         Shares the report with the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to inform and support their ongoing work programme.

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Corporate Finance Performance Quarter Ending 30 June 2021 (Cab.22.9.2021/16) pdf icon PDF 705 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:-

 

1.         The Corporate Finance Performance Report for Quarter 1 ending 30 June 2021;

 

a)         Corporate Finance Performance

 

2.         The forecast 2021/22 General Fund overspend of £22m, mostly comprised of the ongoing impact of Covid-19;

 

3.         The current 2021/22 forecast of a balanced position on the Housing Revenue Account;

 

4.         The overall net impact (after all specific Government funding) of £6.6m;

 

5.         That the net impact will be funded from resources previously set aside within the 2021/22 budget;

 

6.         Approval of the write off of historic bad debts totalling £0.594m;

 

b)         Capital Programme Performance

 

7.         The forecast position on the approved Capital Programme;

 

8.         The ongoing review of the Capital Programme; and

 

c)         Treasury Management

 

9.         The key messages from the Council’s Quarter 1 Treasury Management activities.