Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 10.00 am


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Venue: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

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

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62.

Declaration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests

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63.

Leader - Call-in of Cabinet decisions

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55.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 27 January 2021 (Cab.10.2.2021/3) pdf icon PDF 255 KB

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56.

Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.10.2.2021/4)

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57.

Petitions received under Standing Order 44 (Cab.10.2.2021/5)

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Core Services Spokesperson

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58.

The Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021/22 - 2023/24 (Cab.10.2.2021/6) pdf icon PDF 6 MB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 25 FEBRUARY 2021

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Decision:

A)   2021/22 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS

 

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 25 FEBRUARY 2021

 

a)    that the report of the Service Director Finance (S151 Officer), under section 25 of the Local Government Act 2003 at Section 1 be noted, that the 21/22 budget proposals be agreed and that the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team (SMT), in consultation with Cabinet Spokespersons, submit, for early consideration, detailed plans from ‘Our Be Even Better Strategy’ that ensure the Council’s ongoing financial sustainability in 22/23 and beyond.

 

b)    that the revised Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and Budget Forecast for 21/22 to 23/24 contained at Section 3 (supported by the suite of background papers in Sections 3a – 3f) be noted and monitored as part of the arrangements for the delivery of the MTFS.

 

c)    that the specific ongoing investment in relation to the Glassworks and the resources set aside to address the anticipated ongoing service pressures caused by COVID 19 highlighted in Section 2 are considered and approved.

 

d)    that the proposed efficiency savings in 21/22 highlighted in Section 3 and detailed at Section 5a be approved for implementation and that the 22/24 efficiency savings stemming from ‘Our Be Even Better Strategy’ at Section 5b be noted with final approval to take place as part of the 22/23 budget setting process.

e)    that the £12.7M of one-off resources identified following the 21/22 local

government finance settlement highlighted in Section 3 be set aside to support the ongoing COVID recovery and to provide additional financial resilience to deal with any challenges posed by the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

f)     that the Council’s updated reserves position at Section 3c be noted.

 

g)    that the Capital Investment Strategy at Section 3d be approved.

 

h)    that the proposed changes to the 21/22 fees and charges policy and accompanying schedule of charges set out at Section 3f be approved.

 

i)     to submit to Council for approval the cash limited budgets for each service with overall net expenditure for 21/22 of £186.2M as highlighted in Section 6a.

 

j)     to consider the budgets for all services and approve, for submission into Council, the 21/22 – 23/24 budget proposals presented at Sections 6a – 6c, subject to Cabinet receiving detailed implementation reports where appropriate.

 

k)    to consider and approve the changes to the schools funding formula including the transfer of funding from the schools block to the high needs block and approve the proposed 21/22 schools block budget as set out at Section 6d.

 

l)     that the capital investment schemes totalling £6.8M (Section 7 Appendix 1), be included within the capital programme and released subject to receiving further detailed business cases where appropriate.

 

m)  to note the capital investment proposals of £116.6M (Section 7 Appendix 2) which are currently the subject of live external funding bids / specific Government announcements and thereafter to receive regular updates on their progress.

 

n)    that the capital investment proposals totalling £96.4M (Section 7 Appendix 3) be progressed for further detailed feasibility  ...  view the full decision text for item 58.

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Environment and Transportation Spokesperson

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59.

Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative – Proposed Pilot 2021/22 (Cab.10.2.2021/7) pdf icon PDF 370 KB

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Decision:

The creation of the Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative Pilot with immediate effect, with a view to delivery of interventions commencing 1 April 2021 was approved.

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60.

Exclusion of Public and Press

It is likely that the public and press will be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the items so marked because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by the specific paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended, subject to the public interest test.

 

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Joint Regeneration and Culture and Core Services Spokesperson

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73.

The Glass Works - Scheme Update (Cab.10.2.2021/9)

Decision:

1.         The continued delivery of the individual elements of the Glass Works scheme was approved and the projected scheme opening date of September 2021 was noted.

 

2.         To progress / accept external funding bids to enable the identified scheme enhancements to take place at no additional call on the Council’s resources was approved.

 

3.         The Executive Director Core services be authorised to apply for any necessary consents, license arrangements, footpath diversions, traffic regulation orders, closure orders and side road orders that may be required to complete the scheme.

4.         The Executive Director Core Services be authorised to extend the Development Management contract with Turner and Townsend to reflect the revised construction completion and scheme opening dates.

 

5.         The Executive Directors Core Services and Place, in consultation with Cabinet Spokespersons for Core Services and Place, be authorised to  enter into contract with external funding bodies awarding funding to support the delivery of the Glass Works project.  

 

6.         The appointment of a contractor to build the Market Gate Bridge as set out in section 5.5 to 5.9 of the report be approved

7.         Progress with the leasing of the Glass Works scheme was noted and the forward strategy as set out in section 5:10 to 5:16 of the report was approved.

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