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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Virtual WEBEX video conference via YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/cheltenhamborough. View directions

Contact: Bev Thomas, Democratic Services Team Leader 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Minutes of the meeting on 15th September 2020.

4.

Public and Member Questions and Petitions

These must be received no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 7th October.

5.

Devolution and Recovery White Paper pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

a)    The allocation of £25,000 for the purpose of addressing Cheltenham Borough Council’s response to the expected publication of the Government’s Devolution and Recovery White Paper be agreed;

b)      The Chief Executive be authorised to enter in to appropriate legal or other documentation as necessary to implement a) above.

 

6.

Environmental Services - Draft Strategy 2020-2030 and Updated Policy pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Clean and Green Environment

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

 

1.    The draft environmental services strategy 2020-2030 be approved, including the draft single use plastics strategy for public consultation and delegates authority to Managing Director Place and Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Clean Green Environment, to further develop this draft strategy and an action plan, for  consideration by Cabinet in 2021 following public consultation;

2.    The revised environmental services policy supporting the authority’s recognition of the climate emergency be approved, particularly relating to:

2.1  Amendments to the no side waste and closed bin lid section as set out in the report at section 2.9

2.2  Introduction of the incorrectly presented/unsorted recycling box section as set out in the report at section 2.16

2.3  The reduction in single use black bags disposed of at the household recycling centre in Swindon Road to support removal of recycling from this waste stream over the next 12 months as set out  in the report at section 2.22

3.    The extension of the existing Ubico contract for the delivery of environmental services  be approved for the maximum period of 5 years and authority be delegated to the Managing Director, Place and Growth in consultation with the Cabinet Member Clean Green Environment to:

3.1  formally write to Ubico to implement the contract extension prior to March 2021 and to do such other steps as are necessary to carry out this recommendation and

3.2  to work with Ubico and other partner authorities to review and update the Ubico contract documentation in readiness for a longer term partnership/contract agreement with Ubico at the end of the 5 year contract extension or sooner if appropriate.

7.

Response to 'Planning for the Future' pdf icon PDF 598 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Economy and Development

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    This Cabinet Paper forms the basis of the Council’s response to ‘Planning for the Future’;

2.    Responsibility for preparing and submitting the Council’s response to ‘Planning for the Future’, including the detailed/technical questions included in the consultation be delegated to the Head of Planning in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy and Development.

8.

Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance to follow

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in Appendix 2 which will be in place until 31 January 2021 be approved, subject to funding being available;

2.    Authority be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits to take decisions relating to applications made under the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme;

3.    The Head of Revenues and Benefits be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance, to make changes to the Discretionary Scheme in line with any changes made by Government, or, as required to ensure the successful operation of the scheme;

4.    The Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme in Appendix 3 be noted, and authority be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits to take decisions relating to applications;

5.    The Cabinet Member Finance be authorised to extend the Discretionary Scheme beyond 31 January 2021 in line with Government direction and subject to funding being available.

9.

Briefing from Cabinet Members