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No. Item

Minutes Silence

The Council observed a Minutes Silence followed by a round of applause in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore who had sadly passed away.

357.

Apologies for Absence pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

358.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton Declared her Interest in Item 6 – Cabinet Portfolio Functions of the Council Leader as she is Leader of the Council and holds the Cabinet Portfolio for Learning and LGES.

359.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meetings:

Minutes:

Council approves as accurate (subject to any amendments) the Minutes of the following Meetings:

359a

Full Council: 06/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 163 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 6 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359b

Full Council: 20/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 20 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359c

Cabinet: 06/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 6 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359d

Cabinet: 23/12/2020 pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 23 December 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

359e

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 18/11/2020 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 18 November 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

359f

Scrutiny : Regeneration and Public Protection: 19/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Regeneration and Public Protection Scrutiny Committee held 19 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359g

Scrutiny : Learning and LGES: 11/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Learning and LGES Scrutiny Committee held 11 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359h

Scrutiny : Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services: 12/01/2021 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee held 12 January 2021 be accepted as a correct record.

359i

Scrutiny : Social Services: 17/11/2020 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 17 November 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

359j

Democratic Services Committee: 23/11/2020 pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Democratic Services Committee held 23 November 2020 be accepted as a correct record.

360.

Revenue Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 682 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor A Barry referred the Council to the ‘Revenue Budget 2021/22’ report and proposed recommendations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4 and 2.5 as outlined in the report with an amendment to recommendation 2.6 due to the withdrawal of Service Efficiency Proposal – Ref 31 – Household Waste Recycling Centres.

 

Councillor D Roberts then proposed deferral of the following Service Efficiency Proposals:

 

Ref 26 – Transport – Removal of School Transport (Edwardsville)

 

Declaration of Interest

 

Councillor A Barry and Councillor J Thomas then Declared their Interest in Ref 26 – School Transport as they undertake a School Contract and left the Meeting for the consideration of this item.

 

Ref 28 – Grounds Maintenance – Deletion of Tractor

 

After receiving an update from Judith Jones on this matter Councillor D Roberts retracted his proposal in relation to Ref 28 – Deletion of Tractor

 

Ref 29 – Street Cleansing – Contracts

 

Ref 30 – Fleet Management – Removal of Fleet Van

 

Debate then ensued on the report with questions raised by the Members being responded to in detail by the Officers.

 

Councillor L Mytton then referred to the original proposal of Councillor A Barry and proposed recommendations 2.1 to 2.5 as outlined within the report and recommendation 2.6 as amended by Councillor Barry and the further amendment to recommendation 2.6 due to Service Efficiency Proposals Ref 26, 29 and 30 being deferred.

 

A vote was then taken on the Motion and it was

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The implications of the Provisional Local Government Settlement for 2021/22 outlined in Section 5 and Appendices 1 to 3 be noted and accepted

(b)  The net ‘Additional Demands’ of £623,000 outlined in Section 5 and Appendix 4 be approved

(c)  The ‘Capacity Exercise’ proposals totalling £705,000 outlined in Section 5  and Appendix 5 be approved

(d)  The ‘Corporate Vacancy Factor’ increase of £150,000 outlined in Section 5 be approved

(e)  The release of £350,000 from ‘Employee Severance Costs’ outlined in Section 5 be approved

(f)   The ‘Service Efficiencies’ outlined in Section 5 and Appendix 6 be approved subject to the following amendments:

 

Ref 31 – Household Waste Recycling Centres – Proposal Withdrawn

 

Ref 26 – Transport – Removal of School Transport (Edwardsville) - Proposal Deferred

 

Ref 29 – Street Cleansing – Contracts - Proposal Deferred

 

Ref 30 – Fleet Management – Removal of Fleet Van - Proposal Deferred

 

 

Councillor J Amos entered the Meeting at 5.50pm.

Agenda Items

The Mayor advised that Item 6 – Cabinet Portfolio Functions of the Council Leader would be taken as the next item.

361.

Appointment and Amendment to the Structure of Cabinet pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To consider report of the Head of Legal and Governance

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The creation of a new Cabinet Portfolio with responsibility for Transformation and Commercialisation be approved

(b)  The making of the necessary amendments to the Constitution to provide for this position by the Monitoring Officer be approved

362.

Cabinet Portfolio Functions of the Council Leader pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider report of the Interim Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor L Mytton having Declared her Interest in this item left the Meeting for the consideration of this item.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The amendment of the Constitution to permit the Leader of the Council to carry out the functions of a Portfolio Member be approved

(b)  The Council’s Constitution be amended to reflect (a) above be approved

363.

Preparation for Adulthood – Transition Policy pdf icon PDF 342 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The ‘Preparation for Adulthood – Transition Policy’ be approved.

364.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

The Mayor advised that there was no business deemed urgent.

365.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor.

 

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