Agenda and decisions

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No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes of 15th June meeting.

4.

Public and Member Questions and Petitions pdf icon PDF 119 KB

These must be received no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 6th July.

5.

Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy Action Plan pdf icon PDF 500 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Housing

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy Action Plan Update for 2021 be approved.

6.

Cabinet appointment to outside bodies pdf icon PDF 324 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    Nominations/appointments be made to the outside bodies as set out in Appendix 2A in accordance with the following principles:

 

·         All nominations are made on the basis that the nominee/appointee is a representative of Cheltenham Borough Council insofar as that is compatible with any overriding legal duty to the outside body;

·         Cabinet/the Leader reserves the right at any time to withdraw/terminate a nomination/appointment which it has made;

·         A nomination/appointment to an outside body is referred to Council for determination where consensus on that nomination/appointment cannot be achieved between the political Group Leaders.

 

2.    Appointments be made to joint committees as set out in Appendix 2B;

 

3.    The Cabinet Member responsibilities for the bodies/groups listed in Appendix 2C be noted;

7.

Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Schemes pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

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Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The business rates Expanded Retail Discount scheme for 2021/22 as detailed in appendix 2 and the detailed guidance in appendix 4 be approved;

2.    The Nursery Discount scheme for 2021/22 in line with appendix 3 and the detailed guidance in appendix 4 be approved;

3.    The Head of Revenues and Benefits be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets, to implement any further changes in 2021/22 made by the Government to the reliefs detailed in appendix 2;

4.    Due to the volume of cases, decisions relating to the application of these reliefs be delegated to the Head of Revenues and Benefits and officers in the Business Rates team. In the case of a dispute reconsideration is to be made by the Executive Director Finance and Assets.

8.

Financial Outturn 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 459 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member Finance and Assets

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Decision:

 

RESOLVED THAT:

 

Council be recommended to:

  1. Receive the financial outturn performance position for the General Fund, summarised at Appendix 2, and notes that in delivering services in 2020/21, there was an underspend of £394,663 against the recovery budget approved by Council in November 2020;
  2. Notes £609,345 of carry forward approved by the Section 151 Officer under delegated powers at Appendix 5;
  3. Approve the proposal for the use of the underspend after the carry forward requests outlined in Section 2.10 of this report and delegates authority to the Executive Director of Finance and Assets in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance and Assets to ensure the underspend it spent in line with this proposal;
  4. Note the annual treasury management report at Appendix 7 and note the actual 2020/21 prudential and treasury indicators;
  5. Note the capital programme outturn position as detailed in Appendix 8 and approve the carry forward of unspent budgets into 2021/22;
  6. Note the year end position in respect of Section 106 and CIL agreements and partnership funding agreements at Appendix 9;
  7. Note the outturn position in respect of collection rates for council tax and non-domestic rates for 2020/21 in Appendix 10;
  8. Note the outturn position in respect of collection rates for sundry debts for 2020/21 in Appendix 11;
  9. Receive the financial outturn performance position for the Housing Revenue Account for 2020/21 in Appendices 12 and 13 (as detailed in Section 11) and approves the carry forward of capital budgets in 2021/22 as set out in paragraph 11.9.

 

9.

Briefing from Cabinet Members

10.

Local Government Act 1972 - Exempt Business

The Cabinet is recommended to approve the following resolution:-

 

“That in accordance with Section 100A(4) Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the remaining agenda items as it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the public are present there will be disclosed to them exempt information as defined in paragraphs 3 and 5, Part (1) Schedule (12A) Local Government Act 1972, namely:

 

Paragraph 3; Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information);

 

Paragraph 5; Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

11.

Exempt minutes

Exempt minutes of 15th June meeting.

12.

A Property Matter (1)

Report of the Cabinet Member Cyber and Strategic Transport

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The recommendations be approved.

13.

A Property Matter (2)

Report of the Cabinet Member Cyber and Strategic Transport

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The recommendations be approved.

 

14.

The Cheltenham Trust - Capital Grant Award to support the redevelopment of The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum

Report of the Cabinet Member Culture, Wellbeing and Business

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The recommendations be approved.